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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Posey 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 27,061 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,225 100.0   Native 26,931 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 544 7.5       Born in United States 26,866 99.3
Kindergarten 443 6.1           State of residence 21,314 78.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,509 48.6           Different state 5,552 20.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,707 23.6       Born outside United States 65 0.2
College or graduate school 1,022 14.1   Foreign born 130 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 72 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 50 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 17,671 100.0       Not a citizen 80 0.3
Less than 9th grade 955 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,793 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,393 41.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 130 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,810 21.6   Europe 42 32.3
Associate degree 1,111 6.3   Asia 24 18.5
Bachelor's degree 1,611 9.1   Africa 27 20.8
Graduate or professional degree 998 5.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 24 18.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.4 (X)   Northern America 13 10.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,327 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,966 100.0   English only 24,795 97.9
Never married 3,843 18.3   Language other than English 532 2.1
Now married, except separated 13,692 65.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 204 0.8
Separated 85 0.4   Spanish 277 1.1
Widowed 1,370 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 128 0.5
 Female 1,127 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 215 0.8
Divorced 1,976 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.3
 Female 990 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,061 100.0
           under 18 years 419 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,753 87.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 223 53.2   Arab 18 0.1
        Czech¹ 54 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 20 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,665 100.0   Dutch 445 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,650 13.5   English 2,927 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 637 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 46 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,501 35.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,597 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 478 7.2   Hungarian 31 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,222 100.0   Irish¹ 2,495 9.2
With a disability 2,713 17.8   Italian 306 1.1
 Percent employed 61.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 12,509 82.2   Norwegian 48 0.2
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 207 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,240 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,292 39.9   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 321 1.2
        Scottish 397 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,327 100.0   Subsaharan African 27 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,442 64.9   Swedish 163 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,797 34.7   Swiss 87 0.3
 Same county 4,877 19.3   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 3,920 15.5   United States or American 3,662 13.5
  Same state 2,721 10.7   Welsh 89 0.3
  Different state 1,199 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 88 0.3   Other ancestries 2,205 8.1
 
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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