Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

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 5,376,741 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,491,276 100.0   Native 4,312,038 80.2
Nursery school, preschool 106,065 7.1       Born in United States 4,233,161 78.7
Kindergarten 83,697 5.6           State of residence 3,310,715 61.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 639,856 42.9           Different state 922,446 17.2
High school (grades 9-12) 301,872 20.2       Born outside United States 78,877 1.5
College or graduate school 359,786 24.1   Foreign born 1,064,703 19.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 473,265 8.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 420,739 7.8
  Population 25 years and over 3,454,738 100.0       Not a citizen 643,964 12.0
Less than 9th grade 332,628 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 437,713 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 834,675 24.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,064,703 100.0
Some college, no degree 700,065 20.3   Europe 288,114 27.1
Associate degree 181,015 5.2   Asia 231,877 21.8
Bachelor's degree 595,677 17.2   Africa 18,499 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 372,965 10.8   Oceania 1,266 0.1
        Latin America 517,124 48.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.7 (X)   Northern America 7,823 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,991,310 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,202,682 100.0   English only 3,453,547 69.2
Never married 1,453,647 34.6   Language other than English 1,537,763 30.8
Now married, except separated 1,981,879 47.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 762,426 15.3
Separated 106,583 2.5   Spanish 879,996 17.6
Widowed 301,398 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 471,410 9.4
 Female 246,214 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 439,325 8.8
Divorced 359,175 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 195,391 3.9
 Female 216,189 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 158,034 3.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 75,913 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,376,741 100.0
           under 18 years 154,253 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,694,049 105.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 58,833 38.1   Arab 35,224 0.7
        Czech¹ 67,690 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18,990 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,982,574 100.0   Dutch 52,626 1.0
Civilian veterans 352,791 8.9   English 179,242 3.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 66,160 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14,176 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 611,008 11.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,221,663 100.0   Greek 56,579 1.1
With a disability 102,547 8.4   Hungarian 24,506 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,116,569 100.0   Irish¹ 545,518 10.1
With a disability 614,005 19.7   Italian 327,011 6.1
 Percent employed 55.1 (X)   Lithuanian 44,066 0.8
No disability 2,502,564 80.3   Norwegian 47,385 0.9
 Percent employed 74.1 (X)   Polish 530,645 9.9
     Population 65 years and over 603,891 100.0   Portuguese 2,417 0.0
With a disability 257,006 42.6   Russian 73,339 1.4
        Scotch-Irish 31,999 0.6
        Scottish 40,572 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 18,335 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 4,991,310 100.0   Subsaharan African 51,121 1.0
Same house in 1995 2,844,915 57.0   Swedish 84,801 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,915,473 38.4   Swiss 8,421 0.2
 Same county 1,543,822 30.9   Ukrainian 29,632 0.6
 Different county 371,651 7.4   United States or American 97,964 1.8
  Same state 126,469 2.5   Welsh 12,942 0.2
  Different state 245,182 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21,032 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 230,922 4.6   Other ancestries 2,600,648 48.4
 
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.

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO

A-Z Index

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #