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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeKalb 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 40,285 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,316 100.0   Native 39,963 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 714 6.9       Born in United States 39,839 98.9
Kindergarten 666 6.5           State of residence 30,595 75.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,128 49.7           Different state 9,244 22.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,271 22.0       Born outside United States 124 0.3
College or graduate school 1,537 14.9   Foreign born 322 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 131 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 135 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 25,500 100.0       Not a citizen 187 0.5
Less than 9th grade 997 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,907 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,694 45.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 322 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,157 20.2   Europe 97 30.1
Associate degree 1,583 6.2   Asia 85 26.4
Bachelor's degree 2,116 8.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,046 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 98 30.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 42 13.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,225 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,798 100.0   English only 36,311 97.5
Never married 6,189 20.1   Language other than English 914 2.5
Now married, except separated 19,101 62.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 264 0.7
Separated 356 1.2   Spanish 403 1.1
Widowed 1,880 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 135 0.4
 Female 1,512 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 371 1.0
Divorced 3,272 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 77 0.2
 Female 1,805 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 111 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,285 100.0
           under 18 years 567 100.0     Total ancestries reported 33,861 84.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 253 44.6   Arab 29 0.1
        Czech¹ 127 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 44 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,929 100.0   Dutch 702 1.7
Civilian veterans 3,408 11.8   English 3,595 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,218 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 72 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,490 31.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,719 100.0   Greek 63 0.2
With a disability 807 8.3   Hungarian 89 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,786 100.0   Irish¹ 3,223 8.0
With a disability 4,072 17.9   Italian 752 1.9
 Percent employed 67.6 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 18,714 82.1   Norwegian 177 0.4
 Percent employed 83.8 (X)   Polish 615 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,293 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,649 38.4   Russian 58 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 459 1.1
        Scottish 437 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,225 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.0
Same house in 1995 21,106 56.7   Swedish 297 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,001 43.0   Swiss 326 0.8
 Same county 9,842 26.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,159 16.5   United States or American 5,468 13.6
  Same state 3,961 10.6   Welsh 181 0.4
  Different state 2,198 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 118 0.3   Other ancestries 3,414 8.5
 
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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