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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kankakee 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 103,833 100.0
      enrolled in school 28,166 100.0   Native 100,222 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,855 6.6       Born in United States 99,885 96.2
Kindergarten 1,619 5.7           State of residence 81,572 78.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,234 47.0           Different state 18,313 17.6
High school (grades 9-12) 6,021 21.4       Born outside United States 337 0.3
College or graduate school 5,437 19.3   Foreign born 3,611 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,711 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,532 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 65,844 100.0       Not a citizen 2,079 2.0
Less than 9th grade 4,940 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,359 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 23,549 35.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,611 100.0
Some college, no degree 15,021 22.8   Europe 617 17.1
Associate degree 4,125 6.3   Asia 737 20.4
Bachelor's degree 6,161 9.4   Africa 62 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 3,689 5.6   Oceania 19 0.5
        Latin America 2,086 57.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 90 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 96,675 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 80,397 100.0   English only 90,472 93.6
Never married 21,295 26.5   Language other than English 6,203 6.4
Now married, except separated 43,911 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,725 2.8
Separated 1,359 1.7   Spanish 4,162 4.3
Widowed 6,045 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,123 2.2
 Female 5,025 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,345 1.4
Divorced 7,787 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 323 0.3
 Female 4,393 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 564 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 268 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 103,833 100.0
           under 18 years 2,058 100.0     Total ancestries reported 112,393 108.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,026 49.9   Arab 92 0.1
        Czech¹ 743 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 864 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 75,743 100.0   Dutch 3,273 3.2
Civilian veterans 9,928 13.1   English 7,630 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,668 10.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,702 2.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,912 24.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 25,532 100.0   Greek 377 0.4
With a disability 2,143 8.4   Hungarian 302 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 56,314 100.0   Irish¹ 13,811 13.3
With a disability 10,761 19.1   Italian 5,029 4.8
 Percent employed 56.6 (X)   Lithuanian 744 0.7
No disability 45,553 80.9   Norwegian 1,099 1.1
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 4,964 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 12,507 100.0   Portuguese 55 0.1
With a disability 5,456 43.6   Russian 156 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,010 1.0
        Scottish 1,209 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 249 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 96,675 100.0   Subsaharan African 327 0.3
Same house in 1995 55,375 57.3   Swedish 2,192 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,390 41.8   Swiss 337 0.3
 Same county 25,453 26.3   Ukrainian 134 0.1
 Different county 14,937 15.5   United States or American 5,367 5.2
  Same state 9,987 10.3   Welsh 378 0.4
  Different state 4,950 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 73 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 910 0.9   Other ancestries 23,696 22.8
 
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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