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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 45,629 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,194 100.0   Native 45,094 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 661 5.9       Born in United States 44,895 98.4
Kindergarten 643 5.7           State of residence 34,135 74.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,582 49.9           Different state 10,760 23.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,881 25.7       Born outside United States 199 0.4
College or graduate school 1,427 12.7   Foreign born 535 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 265 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 161 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 29,986 100.0       Not a citizen 374 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,544 8.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,099 17.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,648 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 535 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,976 19.9   Europe 118 22.1
Associate degree 1,252 4.2   Asia 156 29.2
Bachelor's degree 3,191 10.6   Africa 17 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,276 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 231 43.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.5 (X)   Northern America 13 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 42,828 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,034 100.0   English only 41,754 97.5
Never married 7,897 21.9   Language other than English 1,074 2.5
Now married, except separated 19,736 54.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 414 1.0
Separated 971 2.7   Spanish 702 1.6
Widowed 3,322 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 244 0.6
 Female 2,828 7.8   Other Indo-European languages 234 0.5
Divorced 4,108 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.2
 Female 2,272 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 113 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 45,629 100.0
           under 18 years 1,217 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,946 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 640 52.6   Arab 43 0.1
        Czech¹ 34 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 58 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,789 100.0   Dutch 395 0.9
Civilian veterans 4,305 12.7   English 2,968 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 737 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 125 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,943 4.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,830 100.0   Greek 18 0.0
With a disability 1,035 9.6   Hungarian 11 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,362 100.0   Irish¹ 3,712 8.1
With a disability 5,935 24.4   Italian 296 0.6
 Percent employed 46.4 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 18,427 75.6   Norwegian 92 0.2
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 92 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,749 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 3,609 53.5   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 887 1.9
        Scottish 421 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 42,828 100.0   Subsaharan African 362 0.8
Same house in 1995 25,940 60.6   Swedish 130 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,398 38.3   Swiss 57 0.1
 Same county 11,258 26.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,140 12.0   United States or American 6,575 14.4
  Same state 2,426 5.7   Welsh 107 0.2
  Different state 2,714 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 490 1.1   Other ancestries 15,870 34.8
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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