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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitley 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 30,707 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,674 100.0   Native 30,451 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 564 7.3       Born in United States 30,402 99.0
Kindergarten 478 6.2           State of residence 24,968 81.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,847 50.1           Different state 5,434 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,880 24.5       Born outside United States 49 0.2
College or graduate school 905 11.8   Foreign born 256 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 118 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 122 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 19,995 100.0       Not a citizen 134 0.4
Less than 9th grade 741 3.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,021 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,077 45.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 256 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,178 20.9   Europe 101 39.5
Associate degree 1,326 6.6   Asia 71 27.7
Bachelor's degree 1,768 8.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 884 4.4   Oceania 6 2.3
        Latin America 51 19.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 27 10.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,646 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,907 100.0   English only 27,839 97.2
Never married 4,631 19.4   Language other than English 807 2.8
Now married, except separated 15,051 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 224 0.8
Separated 211 0.9   Spanish 334 1.2
Widowed 1,535 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 123 0.4
 Female 1,244 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 438 1.5
Divorced 2,479 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.3
 Female 1,291 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 30,707 100.0
           under 18 years 268 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,038 84.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 125 46.6   Arab 10 0.0
        Czech¹ 129 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 45 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,480 100.0   Dutch 749 2.4
Civilian veterans 3,114 13.9   English 2,425 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 863 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 122 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,801 31.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,184 100.0   Greek 47 0.2
With a disability 509 7.1   Hungarian 75 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,293 100.0   Irish¹ 2,694 8.8
With a disability 2,736 15.8   Italian 351 1.1
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Lithuanian 25 0.1
No disability 14,557 84.2   Norwegian 221 0.7
 Percent employed 85.0 (X)   Polish 536 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,775 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 1,493 39.5   Russian 55 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 333 1.1
        Scottish 510 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 28,646 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 17,460 61.0   Swedish 336 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,079 38.7   Swiss 317 1.0
 Same county 5,721 20.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,358 18.7   United States or American 3,710 12.1
  Same state 4,332 15.1   Welsh 193 0.6
  Different state 1,026 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 107 0.4   Other ancestries 2,437 7.9
 
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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