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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ionia 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 61,518 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,973 100.0   Native 60,802 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 953 6.0       Born in United States 60,615 98.5
Kindergarten 1,081 6.8           State of residence 54,334 88.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,647 47.9           Different state 6,281 10.2
High school (grades 9-12) 4,415 27.6       Born outside United States 187 0.3
College or graduate school 1,877 11.8   Foreign born 716 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 280 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 241 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 37,835 100.0       Not a citizen 475 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,756 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,525 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,277 40.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 716 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,748 25.8   Europe 174 24.3
Associate degree 2,454 6.5   Asia 159 22.2
Bachelor's degree 2,882 7.6   Africa 3 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,193 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 325 45.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.4 (X)   Northern America 55 7.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,310 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,918 100.0   English only 54,963 95.9
Never married 12,945 27.0   Language other than English 2,347 4.1
Now married, except separated 26,892 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 697 1.2
Separated 603 1.3   Spanish 1,485 2.6
Widowed 2,672 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 491 0.9
 Female 2,119 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 636 1.1
Divorced 4,806 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.2
 Female 2,390 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 137 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 61,518 100.0
           under 18 years 753 100.0     Total ancestries reported 59,405 96.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 322 42.8   Arab 136 0.2
        Czech¹ 330 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 711 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,933 100.0   Dutch 3,749 6.1
Civilian veterans 5,584 12.4   English 7,610 12.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,203 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 719 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,435 26.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,424 100.0   Greek 74 0.1
With a disability 1,113 7.7   Hungarian 197 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 31,426 100.0   Irish¹ 6,791 11.0
With a disability 5,303 16.9   Italian 999 1.6
 Percent employed 56.8 (X)   Lithuanian 56 0.1
No disability 26,123 83.1   Norwegian 405 0.7
 Percent employed 82.0 (X)   Polish 1,804 2.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,869 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,535 43.2   Russian 141 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 648 1.1
        Scottish 1,153 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 34 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,310 100.0   Subsaharan African 282 0.5
Same house in 1995 34,187 59.7   Swedish 796 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,569 39.4   Swiss 261 0.4
 Same county 11,384 19.9   Ukrainian 118 0.2
 Different county 11,185 19.5   United States or American 6,343 10.3
  Same state 9,359 16.3   Welsh 359 0.6
  Different state 1,826 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 58 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 554 1.0   Other ancestries 6,979 11.3
 
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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