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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McDonough 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 32,913 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,645 100.0   Native 31,992 97.2
Nursery school, preschool 464 3.4       Born in United States 31,777 96.5
Kindergarten 363 2.7           State of residence 25,605 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,637 19.3           Different state 6,172 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,459 10.7       Born outside United States 215 0.7
College or graduate school 8,722 63.9   Foreign born 921 2.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 612 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 213 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 17,944 100.0       Not a citizen 708 2.2
Less than 9th grade 852 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,491 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,996 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 921 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,895 21.7   Europe 182 19.8
Associate degree 890 5.0   Asia 539 58.5
Bachelor's degree 2,385 13.3   Africa 58 6.3
Graduate or professional degree 2,435 13.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 117 12.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.9 (X)   Northern America 25 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,527 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,185 100.0   English only 29,545 93.7
Never married 10,511 37.3   Language other than English 1,982 6.3
Now married, except separated 13,623 48.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 643 2.0
Separated 342 1.2   Spanish 831 2.6
Widowed 1,813 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 212 0.7
 Female 1,527 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 581 1.8
Divorced 1,896 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 173 0.5
 Female 1,067 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 495 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 234 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,913 100.0
           under 18 years 187 100.0     Total ancestries reported 32,271 98.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 124 66.3   Arab 178 0.5
        Czech¹ 208 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 103 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,057 100.0   Dutch 930 2.8
Civilian veterans 2,954 10.9   English 4,344 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 851 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 98 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,251 25.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,090 100.0   Greek 37 0.1
With a disability 892 9.8   Hungarian 71 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,739 100.0   Irish¹ 4,458 13.5
With a disability 2,668 15.0   Italian 916 2.8
 Percent employed 55.3 (X)   Lithuanian 89 0.3
No disability 15,071 85.0   Norwegian 589 1.8
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 882 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,286 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 1,729 40.3   Russian 59 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 683 2.1
        Scottish 714 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 31,527 100.0   Subsaharan African 104 0.3
Same house in 1995 15,368 48.7   Swedish 1,146 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,481 49.1   Swiss 99 0.3
 Same county 5,937 18.8   Ukrainian 24 0.1
 Different county 9,544 30.3   United States or American 2,983 9.1
  Same state 7,460 23.7   Welsh 281 0.9
  Different state 2,084 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 678 2.2   Other ancestries 4,117 12.5
 
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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