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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allen 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 17,800 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,983 100.0   Native 17,665 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 196 4.9       Born in United States 17,632 99.1
Kindergarten 201 5.0           State of residence 12,919 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,167 54.4           Different state 4,713 26.5
High school (grades 9-12) 989 24.8       Born outside United States 33 0.2
College or graduate school 430 10.8   Foreign born 135 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 47 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 51 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,643 100.0       Not a citizen 84 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,205 18.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,928 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,563 39.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 135 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,535 13.2   Europe 46 34.1
Associate degree 352 3.0   Asia 36 26.7
Bachelor's degree 588 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 472 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 44 32.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.5 (X)   Northern America 9 6.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,604 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,002 100.0   English only 16,001 96.4
Never married 2,434 17.4   Language other than English 603 3.6
Now married, except separated 8,684 62.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 247 1.5
Separated 226 1.6   Spanish 154 0.9
Widowed 1,106 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.4
 Female 947 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 396 2.4
Divorced 1,552 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 176 1.1
 Female 787 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 0.2
                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 17,800 100.0
           under 18 years 244 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,309 63.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 143 58.6   Arab 30 0.2
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 42 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,187 100.0   Dutch 154 0.9
Civilian veterans 1,580 12.0   English 1,213 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 183 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 27 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,332 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,137 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 309 7.5   Hungarian 4 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,964 100.0   Irish¹ 1,304 7.3
With a disability 2,855 28.7   Italian 126 0.7
 Percent employed 48.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,109 71.3   Norwegian 30 0.2
 Percent employed 78.3 (X)   Polish 63 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,305 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,215 52.7   Russian 21 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 199 1.1
        Scottish 205 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,604 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,476 57.1   Swedish 24 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,062 42.5   Swiss 199 1.1
 Same county 4,109 24.7   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 2,953 17.8   United States or American 4,710 26.5
  Same state 1,705 10.3   Welsh 5 0.0
  Different state 1,248 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 66 0.4   Other ancestries 1,404 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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