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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Macon 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 114,706 100.0
      enrolled in school 29,235 100.0   Native 113,135 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,027 6.9       Born in United States 112,731 98.3
Kindergarten 1,649 5.6           State of residence 90,052 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,210 45.2           Different state 22,679 19.8
High school (grades 9-12) 5,854 20.0       Born outside United States 404 0.4
College or graduate school 6,495 22.2   Foreign born 1,571 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 568 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 753 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 75,195 100.0       Not a citizen 818 0.7
Less than 9th grade 3,256 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,396 12.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,611 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,571 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,047 22.7   Europe 443 28.2
Associate degree 4,163 5.5   Asia 627 39.9
Bachelor's degree 8,548 11.4   Africa 90 5.7
Graduate or professional degree 4,174 5.6   Oceania 13 0.8
        Latin America 312 19.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.2 (X)   Northern America 86 5.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 107,397 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 91,278 100.0   English only 103,871 96.7
Never married 21,831 23.9   Language other than English 3,526 3.3
Now married, except separated 50,600 55.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,070 1.0
Separated 1,418 1.6   Spanish 1,741 1.6
Widowed 6,729 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 586 0.5
 Female 5,684 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,295 1.2
Divorced 10,700 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 263 0.2
 Female 5,970 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 400 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 196 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 114,706 100.0
           under 18 years 1,888 100.0     Total ancestries reported 103,728 90.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 906 48.0   Arab 88 0.1
        Czech¹ 389 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 246 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 86,487 100.0   Dutch 2,297 2.0
Civilian veterans 12,982 15.0   English 12,128 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,840 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 398 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,672 21.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 25,930 100.0   Greek 222 0.2
With a disability 2,398 9.2   Hungarian 223 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 63,046 100.0   Irish¹ 13,176 11.5
With a disability 11,552 18.3   Italian 1,920 1.7
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 121 0.1
No disability 51,494 81.7   Norwegian 913 0.8
 Percent employed 77.4 (X)   Polish 1,922 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 16,627 100.0   Portuguese 36 0.0
With a disability 6,369 38.3   Russian 174 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,860 1.6
        Scottish 1,674 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 89 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 107,397 100.0   Subsaharan African 644 0.6
Same house in 1995 59,892 55.8   Swedish 1,172 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 46,842 43.6   Swiss 336 0.3
 Same county 31,944 29.7   Ukrainian 50 0.0
 Different county 14,898 13.9   United States or American 12,790 11.2
  Same state 8,960 8.3   Welsh 723 0.6
  Different state 5,938 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 67 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 663 0.6   Other ancestries 22,558 19.7
 
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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