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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newton 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 14,566 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,438 100.0   Native 14,226 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 234 6.8       Born in United States 14,199 97.5
Kindergarten 166 4.8           State of residence 9,637 66.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,872 54.5           Different state 4,562 31.3
High school (grades 9-12) 923 26.8       Born outside United States 27 0.2
College or graduate school 243 7.1   Foreign born 340 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 157 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 142 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 9,576 100.0       Not a citizen 198 1.4
Less than 9th grade 546 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,494 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,771 49.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 340 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,448 15.1   Europe 78 22.9
Associate degree 397 4.1   Asia 40 11.8
Bachelor's degree 564 5.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 356 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 198 58.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.7 (X)   Northern America 24 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,670 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,467 100.0   English only 12,993 95.0
Never married 2,279 19.9   Language other than English 677 5.0
Now married, except separated 7,167 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 266 1.9
Separated 84 0.7   Spanish 421 3.1
Widowed 872 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 169 1.2
 Female 734 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 186 1.4
Divorced 1,065 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.5
 Female 500 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 56 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,566 100.0
           under 18 years 284 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,773 101.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 117 41.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 128 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 30 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,707 100.0   Dutch 666 4.6
Civilian veterans 1,569 14.7   English 1,479 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 574 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 104 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,514 24.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,541 100.0   Greek 23 0.2
With a disability 251 7.1   Hungarian 165 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,178 100.0   Irish¹ 2,034 14.0
With a disability 1,691 20.7   Italian 528 3.6
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 53 0.4
No disability 6,487 79.3   Norwegian 119 0.8
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 1,086 7.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,760 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 740 42.0   Russian 89 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 153 1.1
        Scottish 269 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 64 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 13,670 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,680 63.5   Swedish 381 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,911 35.9   Swiss 22 0.2
 Same county 1,885 13.8   Ukrainian 20 0.1
 Different county 3,026 22.1   United States or American 1,516 10.4
  Same state 2,062 15.1   Welsh 53 0.4
  Different state 964 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 79 0.6   Other ancestries 1,694 11.6
 
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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