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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wabash 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 34,960 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,948 100.0   Native 34,721 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 516 5.8       Born in United States 34,540 98.8
Kindergarten 568 6.3           State of residence 27,422 78.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,931 43.9           Different state 7,118 20.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,139 23.9       Born outside United States 181 0.5
College or graduate school 1,794 20.0   Foreign born 239 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 69 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 149 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 22,744 100.0       Not a citizen 90 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,087 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,066 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,467 46.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 239 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,871 17.0   Europe 61 25.5
Associate degree 1,126 5.0   Asia 147 61.5
Bachelor's degree 1,864 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,263 5.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 31 13.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,919 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,045 100.0   English only 32,095 97.5
Never married 6,000 21.4   Language other than English 824 2.5
Now married, except separated 16,655 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 261 0.8
Separated 303 1.1   Spanish 391 1.2
Widowed 2,303 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.4
 Female 1,939 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 351 1.1
Divorced 2,784 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.3
 Female 1,559 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 75 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,960 100.0
           under 18 years 470 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,997 77.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 213 45.3   Arab 15 0.0
        Czech¹ 54 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 76 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,370 100.0   Dutch 865 2.5
Civilian veterans 3,467 13.1   English 3,523 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 676 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,964 25.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,251 100.0   Greek 106 0.3
With a disability 634 7.7   Hungarian 42 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,835 100.0   Irish¹ 3,242 9.3
With a disability 3,824 20.3   Italian 348 1.0
 Percent employed 63.0 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 15,011 79.7   Norwegian 97 0.3
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 202 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,770 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,848 38.7   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 340 1.0
        Scottish 458 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 58 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 32,919 100.0   Subsaharan African 14 0.0
Same house in 1995 19,936 60.6   Swedish 227 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,903 39.2   Swiss 185 0.5
 Same county 8,069 24.5   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 4,834 14.7   United States or American 4,525 12.9
  Same state 3,346 10.2   Welsh 77 0.2
  Different state 1,488 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 80 0.2   Other ancestries 2,842 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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