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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hancock 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 55,391 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,151 100.0   Native 54,883 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,090 7.7       Born in United States 54,706 98.8
Kindergarten 998 7.1           State of residence 42,811 77.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,595 46.6           Different state 11,895 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,206 22.7       Born outside United States 177 0.3
College or graduate school 2,262 16.0   Foreign born 508 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 80 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 383 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 37,073 100.0       Not a citizen 125 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,113 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,420 9.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,878 37.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 508 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,911 21.3   Europe 253 49.8
Associate degree 2,526 6.8   Asia 129 25.4
Bachelor's degree 5,570 15.0   Africa 38 7.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,655 7.2   Oceania 9 1.8
        Latin America 59 11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.8 (X)   Northern America 20 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 51,664 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 43,316 100.0   English only 50,099 97.0
Never married 7,819 18.1   Language other than English 1,565 3.0
Now married, except separated 29,094 67.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 393 0.8
Separated 295 0.7   Spanish 793 1.5
Widowed 2,482 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 207 0.4
 Female 2,000 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 694 1.3
Divorced 3,626 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 133 0.3
 Female 1,987 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 62 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 55,391 100.0
           under 18 years 787 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,978 90.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 269 34.2   Arab 19 0.0
        Czech¹ 61 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 89 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,725 100.0   Dutch 1,174 2.1
Civilian veterans 5,593 13.7   English 6,689 12.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,189 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 145 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,266 25.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,619 100.0   Greek 181 0.3
With a disability 933 7.4   Hungarian 54 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,650 100.0   Irish¹ 7,294 13.2
With a disability 5,440 16.7   Italian 1,175 2.1
 Percent employed 71.9 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.0
No disability 27,210 83.3   Norwegian 258 0.5
 Percent employed 81.6 (X)   Polish 708 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,931 100.0   Portuguese 140 0.3
With a disability 2,320 39.1   Russian 133 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 932 1.7
        Scottish 1,212 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 33 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 51,664 100.0   Subsaharan African 17 0.0
Same house in 1995 29,394 56.9   Swedish 622 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,165 42.9   Swiss 200 0.4
 Same county 9,458 18.3   Ukrainian 13 0.0
 Different county 12,707 24.6   United States or American 7,847 14.2
  Same state 10,398 20.1   Welsh 556 1.0
  Different state 2,309 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 105 0.2   Other ancestries 4,958 9.0
 
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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