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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 13,442 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,866 100.0   Native 13,158 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 140 4.9       Born in United States 13,021 96.9
Kindergarten 164 5.7           State of residence 8,968 66.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,369 47.8           Different state 4,053 30.2
High school (grades 9-12) 764 26.7       Born outside United States 137 1.0
College or graduate school 429 15.0   Foreign born 284 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 89 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 116 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 9,363 100.0       Not a citizen 168 1.2
Less than 9th grade 699 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,879 20.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,638 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 284 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,984 21.2   Europe 60 21.1
Associate degree 458 4.9   Asia 16 5.6
Bachelor's degree 453 4.8   Africa 16 5.6
Graduate or professional degree 252 2.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 187 65.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.5 (X)   Northern America 5 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,707 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,080 100.0   English only 11,830 93.1
Never married 2,638 23.8   Language other than English 877 6.9
Now married, except separated 5,711 51.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 270 2.1
Separated 568 5.1   Spanish 629 5.0
Widowed 515 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 207 1.6
 Female 291 2.6   Other Indo-European languages 204 1.6
Divorced 1,648 14.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.4
 Female 411 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 20 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,442 100.0
           under 18 years 234 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,134 75.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 149 63.7   Arab 17 0.1
        Czech¹ 24 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,496 100.0   Dutch 166 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,806 17.2   English 639 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 182 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 39 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 701 5.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,547 100.0   Greek 25 0.2
With a disability 242 9.5   Hungarian 16 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,161 100.0   Irish¹ 941 7.0
With a disability 1,219 23.6   Italian 305 2.3
 Percent employed 50.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,942 76.4   Norwegian 55 0.4
 Percent employed 77.9 (X)   Polish 127 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 872 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.2
With a disability 473 54.2   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 173 1.3
        Scottish 185 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,707 100.0   Subsaharan African 92 0.7
Same house in 1995 7,022 55.3   Swedish 77 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,485 43.2   Swiss 7 0.1
 Same county 1,640 12.9   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 3,845 30.3   United States or American 3,225 24.0
  Same state 2,919 23.0   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 926 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 200 1.6   Other ancestries 3,036 22.6
 
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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