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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McHenry 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 260,077 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,811 100.0   Native 241,313 92.8
Nursery school, preschool 7,007 9.1       Born in United States 239,538 92.1
Kindergarten 4,872 6.3           State of residence 185,802 71.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 36,612 47.7           Different state 53,736 20.7
High school (grades 9-12) 15,737 20.5       Born outside United States 1,775 0.7
College or graduate school 12,583 16.4   Foreign born 18,764 7.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,614 3.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,253 2.8
  Population 25 years and over 163,780 100.0       Not a citizen 11,511 4.4
Less than 9th grade 5,971 3.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,679 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 46,453 28.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 18,764 100.0
Some college, no degree 42,598 26.0   Europe 5,476 29.2
Associate degree 11,643 7.1   Asia 2,682 14.3
Bachelor's degree 32,057 19.6   Africa 92 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 13,379 8.2   Oceania 33 0.2
        Latin America 9,854 52.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.2 (X)   Northern America 627 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 239,110 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 193,527 100.0   English only 213,070 89.1
Never married 41,176 21.3   Language other than English 26,040 10.9
Now married, except separated 126,643 65.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,463 4.8
Separated 1,604 0.8   Spanish 15,248 6.4
Widowed 8,426 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,456 3.5
 Female 6,889 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 8,762 3.7
Divorced 15,678 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,320 1.0
 Female 8,695 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,674 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 570 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 260,077 100.0
           under 18 years 3,058 100.0     Total ancestries reported 332,815 128.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 920 30.1   Arab 345 0.1
        Czech¹ 5,704 2.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,236 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 181,413 100.0   Dutch 4,500 1.7
Civilian veterans 20,750 11.4   English 22,835 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,573 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,818 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 90,400 34.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 65,643 100.0   Greek 2,295 0.9
With a disability 4,121 6.3   Hungarian 1,853 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 152,319 100.0   Irish¹ 47,465 18.3
With a disability 15,962 10.5   Italian 25,529 9.8
 Percent employed 65.0 (X)   Lithuanian 1,837 0.7
No disability 136,357 89.5   Norwegian 9,224 3.5
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 32,974 12.7
     Population 65 years and over 19,935 100.0   Portuguese 131 0.1
With a disability 7,003 35.1   Russian 2,490 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 3,073 1.2
        Scottish 4,532 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 667 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 239,110 100.0   Subsaharan African 221 0.1
Same house in 1995 133,673 55.9   Swedish 11,751 4.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 101,054 42.3   Swiss 1,175 0.5
 Same county 45,566 19.1   Ukrainian 1,367 0.5
 Different county 55,488 23.2   United States or American 9,196 3.5
  Same state 40,699 17.0   Welsh 1,957 0.8
  Different state 14,789 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 90 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4,383 1.8   Other ancestries 38,577 14.8
 
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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