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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kalamazoo 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 238,603 100.0
      enrolled in school 78,268 100.0   Native 229,022 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 3,813 4.9       Born in United States 227,721 95.4
Kindergarten 3,212 4.1           State of residence 174,136 73.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 27,084 34.6           Different state 53,585 22.5
High school (grades 9-12) 12,450 15.9       Born outside United States 1,301 0.5
College or graduate school 31,709 40.5   Foreign born 9,581 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,635 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,849 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 144,995 100.0       Not a citizen 5,732 2.4
Less than 9th grade 4,307 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,967 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,615 25.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,581 100.0
Some college, no degree 35,150 24.2   Europe 2,760 28.8
Associate degree 10,767 7.4   Asia 3,760 39.2
Bachelor's degree 27,586 19.0   Africa 481 5.0
Graduate or professional degree 17,603 12.1   Oceania 107 1.1
        Latin America 1,678 17.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.8 (X)   Northern America 795 8.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 223,228 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 190,361 100.0   English only 208,262 93.3
Never married 60,752 31.9   Language other than English 14,966 6.7
Now married, except separated 98,186 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,943 2.2
Separated 2,190 1.2   Spanish 6,262 2.8
Widowed 10,507 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,187 1.0
 Female 8,526 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 5,157 2.3
Divorced 18,726 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,372 0.6
 Female 10,924 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,580 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,155 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 238,603 100.0
           under 18 years 2,771 100.0     Total ancestries reported 261,799 109.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,208 43.6   Arab 1,055 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,381 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,277 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 181,208 100.0   Dutch 28,174 11.8
Civilian veterans 20,211 11.2   English 30,855 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,711 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,059 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 50,891 21.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 59,028 100.0   Greek 847 0.4
With a disability 5,144 8.7   Hungarian 1,733 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 136,212 100.0   Irish¹ 27,935 11.7
With a disability 20,896 15.3   Italian 7,879 3.3
 Percent employed 58.0 (X)   Lithuanian 502 0.2
No disability 115,316 84.7   Norwegian 2,659 1.1
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 12,149 5.1
     Population 65 years and over 25,741 100.0   Portuguese 191 0.1
With a disability 10,363 40.3   Russian 1,135 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 3,892 1.6
        Scottish 5,956 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 559 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 223,228 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,605 0.7
Same house in 1995 111,175 49.8   Swedish 4,473 1.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 108,670 48.7   Swiss 756 0.3
 Same county 60,818 27.2   Ukrainian 593 0.2
 Different county 47,852 21.4   United States or American 13,626 5.7
  Same state 32,755 14.7   Welsh 1,334 0.6
  Different state 15,097 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 279 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,383 1.5   Other ancestries 48,293 20.2
 
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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