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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 7,349 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,818 100.0   Native 7,321 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 99 5.4       Born in United States 7,299 99.3
Kindergarten 120 6.6           State of residence 3,710 50.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 926 50.9           Different state 3,589 48.8
High school (grades 9-12) 446 24.5       Born outside United States 22 0.3
College or graduate school 227 12.5   Foreign born 28 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 23 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,784 100.0       Not a citizen 5 0.1
Less than 9th grade 240 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 721 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,180 45.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 28 100.0
Some college, no degree 830 17.3   Europe 8 28.6
Associate degree 283 5.9   Asia 11 39.3
Bachelor's degree 358 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 172 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 4 14.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.9 (X)   Northern America 5 17.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,848 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,725 100.0   English only 6,583 96.1
Never married 1,069 18.7   Language other than English 265 3.9
Now married, except separated 3,694 64.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 1.3
Separated 30 0.5   Spanish 146 2.1
Widowed 355 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.5
 Female 310 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 76 1.1
Divorced 577 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.5
 Female 284 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,349 100.0
           under 18 years 121 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,009 81.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 73 60.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,338 100.0   Dutch 129 1.8
Civilian veterans 657 12.3   English 748 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 223 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,546 21.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,756 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 151 8.6   Hungarian 16 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,119 100.0   Irish¹ 685 9.3
With a disability 918 22.3   Italian 170 2.3
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,201 77.7   Norwegian 8 0.1
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 64 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 895 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.1
With a disability 409 45.7   Russian 1 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 108 1.5
        Scottish 102 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,848 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.1
Same house in 1995 4,481 65.4   Swedish 47 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,362 34.5   Swiss 20 0.3
 Same county 1,122 16.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,240 18.1   United States or American 1,742 23.7
  Same state 711 10.4   Welsh 37 0.5
  Different state 529 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 5 0.1   Other ancestries 345 4.7
 
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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