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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 17,289 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,414 100.0   Native 17,066 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 181 5.3       Born in United States 16,925 97.9
Kindergarten 180 5.3           State of residence 9,414 54.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,633 47.8           Different state 7,511 43.4
High school (grades 9-12) 868 25.4       Born outside United States 141 0.8
College or graduate school 552 16.2   Foreign born 223 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 35 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 174 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 12,730 100.0       Not a citizen 49 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,154 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,131 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,471 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 223 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,656 20.9   Europe 116 52.0
Associate degree 721 5.7   Asia 35 15.7
Bachelor's degree 960 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 637 5.0   Oceania 5 2.2
        Latin America 46 20.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.2 (X)   Northern America 21 9.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,460 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,460 100.0   English only 16,130 98.0
Never married 2,299 15.9   Language other than English 330 2.0
Now married, except separated 9,279 64.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.6
Separated 167 1.2   Spanish 185 1.1
Widowed 1,248 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.3
 Female 1,086 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 74 0.4
Divorced 1,467 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
 Female 751 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 64 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,289 100.0
           under 18 years 281 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,951 80.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 138 49.1   Arab 10 0.1
        Czech¹ 47 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 49 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,882 100.0   Dutch 384 2.2
Civilian veterans 2,549 18.4   English 2,438 14.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 317 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 74 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,833 10.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,073 100.0   Greek 31 0.2
With a disability 269 8.8   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,391 100.0   Irish¹ 2,015 11.7
With a disability 2,207 23.5   Italian 459 2.7
 Percent employed 55.2 (X)   Lithuanian 24 0.1
No disability 7,184 76.5   Norwegian 66 0.4
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Polish 170 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 3,601 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,408 39.1   Russian 40 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 525 3.0
        Scottish 391 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,460 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,409 57.2   Swedish 200 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,016 42.6   Swiss 22 0.1
 Same county 2,511 15.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,505 27.4   United States or American 3,171 18.3
  Same state 1,941 11.8   Welsh 107 0.6
  Different state 2,564 15.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 35 0.2   Other ancestries 1,543 8.9
 
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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