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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Porter 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 146,798 100.0
      enrolled in school 39,988 100.0   Native 142,439 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 2,637 6.6       Born in United States 141,399 96.3
Kindergarten 1,998 5.0           State of residence 92,208 62.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,918 42.3           Different state 49,191 33.5
High school (grades 9-12) 9,476 23.7       Born outside United States 1,040 0.7
College or graduate school 8,959 22.4   Foreign born 4,359 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,445 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,349 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 94,462 100.0       Not a citizen 2,010 1.4
Less than 9th grade 2,664 2.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,426 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 35,910 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,359 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,460 21.7   Europe 1,843 42.3
Associate degree 5,661 6.0   Asia 1,100 25.2
Bachelor's degree 12,743 13.5   Africa 154 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 8,598 9.1   Oceania 41 0.9
        Latin America 894 20.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.3 (X)   Northern America 327 7.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 137,274 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 116,281 100.0   English only 128,741 93.8
Never married 27,791 23.9   Language other than English 8,533 6.2
Now married, except separated 68,482 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,279 1.7
Separated 1,204 1.0   Spanish 3,914 2.9
Widowed 7,281 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,120 0.8
 Female 5,882 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 3,496 2.5
Divorced 11,523 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 805 0.6
 Female 6,334 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 729 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 314 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 146,798 100.0
           under 18 years 1,972 100.0     Total ancestries reported 170,378 116.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 908 46.0   Arab 422 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,794 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 501 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 109,102 100.0   Dutch 4,050 2.8
Civilian veterans 15,245 14.0   English 15,157 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,963 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 855 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 39,724 27.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 34,964 100.0   Greek 1,633 1.1
With a disability 2,549 7.3   Hungarian 2,100 1.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 85,943 100.0   Irish¹ 24,348 16.6
With a disability 12,798 14.9   Italian 7,324 5.0
 Percent employed 62.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,274 0.9
No disability 73,145 85.1   Norwegian 1,610 1.1
 Percent employed 78.7 (X)   Polish 14,263 9.7
     Population 65 years and over 15,076 100.0   Portuguese 152 0.1
With a disability 6,143 40.7   Russian 1,187 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 2,667 1.8
        Scottish 3,019 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,135 2.1
  Population 5 years and over 137,274 100.0   Subsaharan African 261 0.2
Same house in 1995 78,789 57.4   Swedish 5,078 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 57,230 41.7   Swiss 468 0.3
 Same county 28,230 20.6   Ukrainian 480 0.3
 Different county 29,000 21.1   United States or American 9,324 6.4
  Same state 15,566 11.3   Welsh 1,554 1.1
  Different state 13,434 9.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,255 0.9   Other ancestries 23,988 16.3
 
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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