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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cook 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 15,771 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,164 100.0   Native 15,406 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 368 8.8       Born in United States 15,290 97.0
Kindergarten 296 7.1           State of residence 12,227 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,065 49.6           Different state 3,063 19.4
High school (grades 9-12) 905 21.7       Born outside United States 116 0.7
College or graduate school 530 12.7   Foreign born 365 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 225 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 125 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 9,876 100.0       Not a citizen 240 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,270 12.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,231 22.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,554 36.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 365 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,536 15.6   Europe 35 9.6
Associate degree 483 4.9   Asia 50 13.7
Bachelor's degree 540 5.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 262 2.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 266 72.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.6 (X)   Northern America 14 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,522 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,942 100.0   English only 13,871 95.5
Never married 2,566 21.5   Language other than English 651 4.5
Now married, except separated 6,737 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 347 2.4
Separated 440 3.7   Spanish 484 3.3
Widowed 1,073 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 1.7
 Female 898 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 74 0.5
Divorced 1,126 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36 0.2
 Female 631 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 53 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,771 100.0
           under 18 years 494 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,948 69.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 309 62.6   Arab 16 0.1
        Czech¹ 11 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,213 100.0   Dutch 93 0.6
Civilian veterans 1,452 12.9   English 986 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 78 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 722 4.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,878 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 328 8.5   Hungarian 13 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,489 100.0   Irish¹ 1,068 6.8
With a disability 1,873 22.1   Italian 136 0.9
 Percent employed 46.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,616 77.9   Norwegian 25 0.2
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 55 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,977 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 1,155 58.4   Russian 9 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 166 1.1
        Scottish 57 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,522 100.0   Subsaharan African 266 1.7
Same house in 1995 8,046 55.4   Swedish 13 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,291 43.3   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,614 24.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,677 18.4   United States or American 2,776 17.6
  Same state 1,583 10.9   Welsh 26 0.2
  Different state 1,094 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 72 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 185 1.3   Other ancestries 4,335 27.5
 
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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