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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grundy 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 12,369 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,156 100.0   Native 12,274 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 185 5.9       Born in United States 12,241 99.0
Kindergarten 191 6.1           State of residence 10,893 88.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,535 48.6           Different state 1,348 10.9
High school (grades 9-12) 804 25.5       Born outside United States 33 0.3
College or graduate school 441 14.0   Foreign born 95 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 32 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 64 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,465 100.0       Not a citizen 31 0.3
Less than 9th grade 605 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 536 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,239 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 95 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,891 22.3   Europe 47 49.5
Associate degree 737 8.7   Asia 26 27.4
Bachelor's degree 1,077 12.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 380 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 20 21.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.5 (X)   Northern America 2 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,696 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,865 100.0   English only 11,230 96.0
Never married 1,769 17.9   Language other than English 466 4.0
Now married, except separated 6,637 67.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 129 1.1
Separated 57 0.6   Spanish 125 1.1
Widowed 797 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 0.5
 Female 682 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 336 2.9
Divorced 605 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.6
 Female 308 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,369 100.0
           under 18 years 93 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,997 105.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 44 47.3   Arab 16 0.1
        Czech¹ 204 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 399 3.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,236 100.0   Dutch 480 3.9
Civilian veterans 1,256 13.6   English 1,027 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 210 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,698 54.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,831 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 155 5.5   Hungarian 8 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,457 100.0   Irish¹ 1,282 10.4
With a disability 758 11.7   Italian 138 1.1
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 5,699 88.3   Norwegian 505 4.1
 Percent employed 85.5 (X)   Polish 87 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,223 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 744 33.5   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 131 1.1
        Scottish 191 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,696 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,995 68.4   Swedish 226 1.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,672 31.4   Swiss 27 0.2
 Same county 1,575 13.5   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,097 17.9   United States or American 808 6.5
  Same state 1,724 14.7   Welsh 61 0.5
  Different state 373 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 29 0.2   Other ancestries 438 3.5
 
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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