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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bureau 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 35,503 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,576 100.0   Native 34,565 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 691 8.1       Born in United States 34,464 97.1
Kindergarten 507 5.9           State of residence 29,561 83.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,017 46.8           Different state 4,903 13.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,214 25.8       Born outside United States 101 0.3
College or graduate school 1,147 13.4   Foreign born 938 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 309 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 343 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 24,085 100.0       Not a citizen 595 1.7
Less than 9th grade 1,457 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,370 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,394 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 938 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,366 22.3   Europe 182 19.4
Associate degree 1,726 7.2   Asia 171 18.2
Bachelor's degree 2,573 10.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,199 5.0   Oceania 2 0.2
        Latin America 547 58.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.1 (X)   Northern America 36 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,416 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,417 100.0   English only 31,567 94.5
Never married 5,842 20.6   Language other than English 1,849 5.5
Now married, except separated 17,317 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 742 2.2
Separated 266 0.9   Spanish 1,130 3.4
Widowed 2,314 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 555 1.7
 Female 1,919 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 490 1.5
Divorced 2,678 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.3
 Female 1,457 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 177 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,503 100.0
           under 18 years 452 100.0     Total ancestries reported 39,213 110.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 182 40.3   Arab 52 0.1
        Czech¹ 184 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 428 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,689 100.0   Dutch 768 2.2
Civilian veterans 3,862 14.5   English 4,277 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 975 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 126 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,686 30.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,993 100.0   Greek 132 0.4
With a disability 534 6.7   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,079 100.0   Irish¹ 5,088 14.3
With a disability 2,972 15.6   Italian 3,261 9.2
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Lithuanian 346 1.0
No disability 16,107 84.4   Norwegian 662 1.9
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 1,957 5.5
     Population 65 years and over 5,949 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,460 41.4   Russian 95 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 510 1.4
        Scottish 538 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 90 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 33,416 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 22,065 66.0   Swedish 2,536 7.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,244 33.6   Swiss 146 0.4
 Same county 6,366 19.1   Ukrainian 39 0.1
 Different county 4,878 14.6   United States or American 1,824 5.1
  Same state 3,515 10.5   Welsh 152 0.4
  Different state 1,363 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 107 0.3   Other ancestries 4,290 12.1
 
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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