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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Joseph 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 265,559 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,955 100.0   Native 253,446 95.4
Nursery school, preschool 5,242 6.8       Born in United States 251,752 94.8
Kindergarten 3,889 5.1           State of residence 173,480 65.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 30,577 39.7           Different state 78,272 29.5
High school (grades 9-12) 15,077 19.6       Born outside United States 1,694 0.6
College or graduate school 22,170 28.8   Foreign born 12,113 4.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,925 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,629 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 166,060 100.0       Not a citizen 7,484 2.8
Less than 9th grade 7,751 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,484 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 53,901 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,113 100.0
Some college, no degree 34,063 20.5   Europe 3,056 25.2
Associate degree 9,623 5.8   Asia 3,035 25.1
Bachelor's degree 23,893 14.4   Africa 794 6.6
Graduate or professional degree 15,345 9.2   Oceania 48 0.4
        Latin America 4,456 36.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.4 (X)   Northern America 724 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 246,865 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 208,552 100.0   English only 225,726 91.4
Never married 60,075 28.8   Language other than English 21,139 8.6
Now married, except separated 109,542 52.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,813 3.2
Separated 3,098 1.5   Spanish 10,312 4.2
Widowed 15,010 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,627 1.9
 Female 12,498 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 6,931 2.8
Divorced 20,827 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,799 0.7
 Female 11,765 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,370 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,022 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 265,559 100.0
           under 18 years 4,467 100.0     Total ancestries reported 292,009 110.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,205 49.4   Arab 973 0.4
        Czech¹ 933 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 788 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 197,175 100.0   Dutch 6,922 2.6
Civilian veterans 25,308 12.8   English 20,098 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,163 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,758 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 64,681 24.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 64,322 100.0   Greek 939 0.4
With a disability 5,191 8.1   Hungarian 9,896 3.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 145,343 100.0   Irish¹ 35,967 13.5
With a disability 24,710 17.0   Italian 11,002 4.1
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 750 0.3
No disability 120,633 83.0   Norwegian 2,287 0.9
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 31,014 11.7
     Population 65 years and over 34,146 100.0   Portuguese 207 0.1
With a disability 14,720 43.1   Russian 1,410 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 3,669 1.4
        Scottish 3,993 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 596 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 246,865 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,889 0.7
Same house in 1995 136,156 55.2   Swedish 4,395 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 106,461 43.1   Swiss 1,395 0.5
 Same county 64,366 26.1   Ukrainian 881 0.3
 Different county 42,095 17.1   United States or American 13,867 5.2
  Same state 13,105 5.3   Welsh 1,339 0.5
  Different state 28,990 11.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 154 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,248 1.7   Other ancestries 63,043 23.7
 
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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