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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gratiot 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 42,285 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,080 100.0   Native 41,766 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 564 5.1       Born in United States 41,591 98.4
Kindergarten 540 4.9           State of residence 36,710 86.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,784 43.2           Different state 4,881 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,632 23.8       Born outside United States 175 0.4
College or graduate school 2,560 23.1   Foreign born 519 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 234 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 243 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 27,322 100.0       Not a citizen 276 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,447 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,069 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,508 42.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 519 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,183 22.6   Europe 142 27.4
Associate degree 1,587 5.8   Asia 153 29.5
Bachelor's degree 2,401 8.8   Africa 34 6.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,127 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 112 21.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.5 (X)   Northern America 78 15.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 39,779 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,019 100.0   English only 37,986 95.5
Never married 9,618 28.3   Language other than English 1,793 4.5
Now married, except separated 17,979 52.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 516 1.3
Separated 513 1.5   Spanish 1,053 2.6
Widowed 2,452 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 303 0.8
 Female 1,978 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 467 1.2
Divorced 3,457 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.2
 Female 1,605 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 172 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,285 100.0
           under 18 years 542 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,594 98.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 221 40.8   Arab 139 0.3
        Czech¹ 720 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 368 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,224 100.0   Dutch 1,438 3.4
Civilian veterans 3,827 11.9   English 5,664 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,841 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 711 1.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,273 24.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,719 100.0   Greek 69 0.2
With a disability 796 8.2   Hungarian 177 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,226 100.0   Irish¹ 3,756 8.9
With a disability 3,582 16.9   Italian 686 1.6
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.1
No disability 17,644 83.1   Norwegian 299 0.7
 Percent employed 79.3 (X)   Polish 1,563 3.7
     Population 65 years and over 5,060 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,196 43.4   Russian 104 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 511 1.2
        Scottish 1,221 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 172 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 39,779 100.0   Subsaharan African 182 0.4
Same house in 1995 23,426 58.9   Swedish 482 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,032 40.3   Swiss 144 0.3
 Same county 8,095 20.3   Ukrainian 56 0.1
 Different county 7,937 20.0   United States or American 5,264 12.4
  Same state 6,590 16.6   Welsh 151 0.4
  Different state 1,347 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 321 0.8   Other ancestries 5,559 13.1
 
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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