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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 15,637 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,952 100.0   Native 15,425 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 225 5.7       Born in United States 15,357 98.2
Kindergarten 132 3.3           State of residence 11,328 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,699 43.0           Different state 4,029 25.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,366 34.6       Born outside United States 68 0.4
College or graduate school 530 13.4   Foreign born 212 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 128 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 99 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 9,524 100.0       Not a citizen 113 0.7
Less than 9th grade 772 8.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,428 15.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,087 42.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 212 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,710 18.0   Europe 26 12.3
Associate degree 488 5.1   Asia 40 18.9
Bachelor's degree 616 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 423 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 146 68.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,677 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,634 100.0   English only 14,099 96.1
Never married 2,886 22.8   Language other than English 578 3.9
Now married, except separated 7,248 57.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 1.5
Separated 280 2.2   Spanish 288 2.0
Widowed 1,027 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.7
 Female 811 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 227 1.5
Divorced 1,193 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 99 0.7
 Female 606 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,637 100.0
           under 18 years 191 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,919 76.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 65 34.0   Arab 40 0.3
        Czech¹ 20 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 16 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,703 100.0   Dutch 94 0.6
Civilian veterans 1,401 12.0   English 1,254 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 206 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 42 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,316 8.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,227 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 604 14.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,360 100.0   Irish¹ 1,258 8.0
With a disability 1,978 23.7   Italian 217 1.4
 Percent employed 48.8 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 6,382 76.3   Norwegian 14 0.1
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 48 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,900 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 889 46.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 163 1.0
        Scottish 117 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,677 100.0   Subsaharan African 85 0.5
Same house in 1995 8,915 60.7   Swedish 11 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,575 38.0   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,996 20.4   Ukrainian 11 0.1
 Different county 2,579 17.6   United States or American 4,509 28.8
  Same state 1,137 7.7   Welsh 40 0.3
  Different state 1,442 9.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 88 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 187 1.3   Other ancestries 2,362 15.1
 
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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