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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: LaGrange 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 34,909 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,998 100.0   Native 34,171 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 331 4.1       Born in United States 34,052 97.5
Kindergarten 567 7.1           State of residence 25,587 73.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,028 62.9           Different state 8,465 24.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,504 18.8       Born outside United States 119 0.3
College or graduate school 568 7.1   Foreign born 738 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 402 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 133 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 19,519 100.0       Not a citizen 605 1.7
Less than 9th grade 4,596 23.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,174 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,611 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 738 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,736 14.0   Europe 61 8.3
Associate degree 673 3.4   Asia 143 19.4
Bachelor's degree 1,036 5.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 693 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 514 69.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.2 (X)   Northern America 20 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,509 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,139 100.0   English only 21,505 68.3
Never married 5,768 22.9   Language other than English 10,004 31.7
Now married, except separated 15,895 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,683 14.9
Separated 338 1.3   Spanish 903 2.9
Widowed 1,271 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 662 2.1
 Female 1,016 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 8,967 28.5
Divorced 1,867 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,921 12.4
 Female 904 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 117 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,909 100.0
           under 18 years 383 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,325 81.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 134 35.0   Arab 36 0.1
        Czech¹ 47 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,139 100.0   Dutch 1,186 3.4
Civilian veterans 2,093 9.0   English 2,044 5.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 672 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 147 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,751 25.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,948 100.0   Greek 30 0.1
With a disability 677 6.8   Hungarian 64 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,037 100.0   Irish¹ 2,016 5.8
With a disability 3,282 18.2   Italian 421 1.2
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 14,755 81.8   Norwegian 107 0.3
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 427 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,351 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,477 44.1   Russian 43 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 213 0.6
        Scottish 427 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,509 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 19,827 62.9   Swedish 280 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,354 36.0   Swiss 1,659 4.8
 Same county 6,400 20.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,954 15.7   United States or American 5,408 15.5
  Same state 3,180 10.1   Welsh 58 0.2
  Different state 1,774 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 328 1.0   Other ancestries 4,246 12.2
 
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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