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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Elkhart 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 182,791 100.0
      enrolled in school 44,933 100.0   Native 169,809 92.9
Nursery school, preschool 3,055 6.8       Born in United States 168,548 92.2
Kindergarten 2,893 6.4           State of residence 117,849 64.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 24,001 53.4           Different state 50,699 27.7
High school (grades 9-12) 9,713 21.6       Born outside United States 1,261 0.7
College or graduate school 5,271 11.7   Foreign born 12,982 7.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,308 4.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,072 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 112,908 100.0       Not a citizen 9,910 5.4
Less than 9th grade 9,521 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17,870 15.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 41,788 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,982 100.0
Some college, no degree 21,144 18.7   Europe 1,214 9.4
Associate degree 5,076 4.5   Asia 1,533 11.8
Bachelor's degree 11,246 10.0   Africa 135 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 6,263 5.5   Oceania 52 0.4
        Latin America 9,601 74.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.7 (X)   Northern America 447 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 168,052 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 138,268 100.0   English only 143,855 85.6
Never married 32,526 23.5   Language other than English 24,197 14.4
Now married, except separated 81,745 59.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,500 7.4
Separated 2,079 1.5   Spanish 13,886 8.3
Widowed 7,583 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,524 5.1
 Female 6,233 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 8,966 5.3
Divorced 14,335 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,234 1.9
 Female 7,918 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,148 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 646 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 182,791 100.0
           under 18 years 3,097 100.0     Total ancestries reported 171,411 93.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,524 49.2   Arab 252 0.1
        Czech¹ 401 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 407 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 130,049 100.0   Dutch 5,896 3.2
Civilian veterans 14,463 11.1   English 12,353 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,330 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 916 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 47,946 26.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 45,520 100.0   Greek 244 0.1
With a disability 4,093 9.0   Hungarian 1,130 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 101,985 100.0   Irish¹ 15,077 8.2
With a disability 19,068 18.7   Italian 5,309 2.9
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 160 0.1
No disability 82,917 81.3   Norwegian 1,445 0.8
 Percent employed 83.2 (X)   Polish 4,302 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 18,825 100.0   Portuguese 117 0.1
With a disability 7,837 41.6   Russian 446 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,895 1.0
        Scottish 2,199 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 135 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 168,052 100.0   Subsaharan African 811 0.4
Same house in 1995 86,250 51.3   Swedish 2,615 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 76,774 45.7   Swiss 5,477 3.0
 Same county 51,692 30.8   Ukrainian 432 0.2
 Different county 25,082 14.9   United States or American 19,416 10.6
  Same state 10,295 6.1   Welsh 873 0.5
  Different state 14,787 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 56 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 5,028 3.0   Other ancestries 36,771 20.1
 
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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