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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wells 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 27,600 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,028 100.0   Native 27,367 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 520 7.4       Born in United States 27,326 99.0
Kindergarten 295 4.2           State of residence 22,623 82.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,677 52.3           Different state 4,703 17.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,632 23.2       Born outside United States 41 0.1
College or graduate school 904 12.9   Foreign born 233 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 76 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 181 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 17,767 100.0       Not a citizen 52 0.2
Less than 9th grade 518 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,736 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,260 46.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 233 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,424 19.3   Europe 100 42.9
Associate degree 1,293 7.3   Asia 62 26.6
Bachelor's degree 1,740 9.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 796 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 63 27.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.3 (X)   Northern America 8 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,756 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,402 100.0   English only 24,876 96.6
Never married 4,277 20.0   Language other than English 880 3.4
Now married, except separated 13,256 61.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 320 1.2
Separated 207 1.0   Spanish 371 1.4
Widowed 1,496 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 172 0.7
 Female 1,211 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 401 1.6
Divorced 2,166 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.5
 Female 1,151 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 95 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,600 100.0
           under 18 years 214 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,997 86.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 108 50.5   Arab 17 0.1
        Czech¹ 128 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 16 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,032 100.0   Dutch 638 2.3
Civilian veterans 2,563 12.8   English 2,369 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 689 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,775 31.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,788 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 499 7.4   Hungarian 17 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,948 100.0   Irish¹ 2,382 8.6
With a disability 2,130 14.2   Italian 457 1.7
 Percent employed 70.8 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 12,818 85.8   Norwegian 218 0.8
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 248 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,549 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.1
With a disability 1,385 39.0   Russian 11 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 413 1.5
        Scottish 362 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,756 100.0   Subsaharan African 20 0.1
Same house in 1995 15,984 62.1   Swedish 131 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,660 37.5   Swiss 1,313 4.8
 Same county 5,561 21.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,099 15.9   United States or American 2,916 10.6
  Same state 3,083 12.0   Welsh 142 0.5
  Different state 1,016 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 112 0.4   Other ancestries 2,625 9.5
 
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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