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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: De Witt 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 16,798 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,046 100.0   Native 16,596 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 336 8.3       Born in United States 16,539 98.5
Kindergarten 216 5.3           State of residence 13,785 82.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,926 47.6           Different state 2,754 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,026 25.4       Born outside United States 57 0.3
College or graduate school 542 13.4   Foreign born 202 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 68 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 101 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 11,354 100.0       Not a citizen 101 0.6
Less than 9th grade 613 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,258 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,956 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 202 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,455 21.6   Europe 61 30.2
Associate degree 545 4.8   Asia 54 26.7
Bachelor's degree 1,170 10.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 357 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 77 38.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.5 (X)   Northern America 10 5.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,766 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,419 100.0   English only 15,430 97.9
Never married 2,604 19.4   Language other than English 336 2.1
Now married, except separated 8,111 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.6
Separated 152 1.1   Spanish 208 1.3
Widowed 1,139 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.5
 Female 938 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 81 0.5
Divorced 1,413 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
 Female 701 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 36 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,798 100.0
           under 18 years 202 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,458 80.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 80 39.6   Arab 11 0.1
        Czech¹ 22 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 35 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,671 100.0   Dutch 474 2.8
Civilian veterans 2,010 15.9   English 2,148 12.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 510 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 78 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,286 19.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,695 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 311 8.4   Hungarian 41 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,341 100.0   Irish¹ 1,897 11.3
With a disability 1,543 16.5   Italian 305 1.8
 Percent employed 61.8 (X)   Lithuanian 62 0.4
No disability 7,798 83.5   Norwegian 92 0.5
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 207 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,502 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.2
With a disability 937 37.5   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 290 1.7
        Scottish 233 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 15,766 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,606 60.9   Swedish 284 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,094 38.7   Swiss 36 0.2
 Same county 3,432 21.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,662 16.9   United States or American 1,887 11.2
  Same state 2,028 12.9   Welsh 97 0.6
  Different state 634 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 66 0.4   Other ancestries 1,392 8.3
 
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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