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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 7,809 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,753 100.0   Native 7,760 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 105 6.0       Born in United States 7,747 99.2
Kindergarten 89 5.1           State of residence 6,225 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 933 53.2           Different state 1,522 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 455 26.0       Born outside United States 13 0.2
College or graduate school 171 9.8   Foreign born 49 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,322 100.0       Not a citizen 16 0.2
Less than 9th grade 408 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 512 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,462 46.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 49 100.0
Some college, no degree 958 18.0   Europe 23 46.9
Associate degree 353 6.6   Asia 18 36.7
Bachelor's degree 438 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 191 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 16.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,380 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,236 100.0   English only 6,995 94.8
Never married 1,211 19.4   Language other than English 385 5.2
Now married, except separated 3,827 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 2.2
Separated 63 1.0   Spanish 47 0.6
Widowed 541 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
 Female 432 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 328 4.4
Divorced 594 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 147 2.0
 Female 253 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,809 100.0
           under 18 years 104 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,759 86.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 76 73.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 42 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,878 100.0   Dutch 283 3.6
Civilian veterans 849 14.4   English 884 11.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 233 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 20 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,638 21.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,773 100.0   Greek 23 0.3
With a disability 113 6.4   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,119 100.0   Irish¹ 683 8.7
With a disability 816 19.8   Italian 23 0.3
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,303 80.2   Norwegian 82 1.1
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 48 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,399 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 572 40.9   Russian 7 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 191 2.4
        Scottish 139 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,380 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,807 65.1   Swedish 173 2.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,563 34.7   Swiss 83 1.1
 Same county 1,208 16.4   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 1,355 18.4   United States or American 1,600 20.5
  Same state 911 12.3   Welsh 48 0.6
  Different state 444 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 10 0.1   Other ancestries 509 6.5
 
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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