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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Midland 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 82,874 100.0
      enrolled in school 23,890 100.0   Native 80,263 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,571 6.6       Born in United States 79,781 96.3
Kindergarten 1,521 6.4           State of residence 64,689 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,682 44.7           Different state 15,092 18.2
High school (grades 9-12) 5,066 21.2       Born outside United States 482 0.6
College or graduate school 5,050 21.1   Foreign born 2,611 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,301 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 918 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 53,497 100.0       Not a citizen 1,693 2.0
Less than 9th grade 1,745 3.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,156 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,030 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,611 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,403 21.3   Europe 743 28.5
Associate degree 4,510 8.4   Asia 876 33.6
Bachelor's degree 9,426 17.6   Africa 34 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 6,227 11.6   Oceania 27 1.0
        Latin America 309 11.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.0 (X)   Northern America 622 23.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 77,546 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 64,400 100.0   English only 74,250 95.7
Never married 14,370 22.3   Language other than English 3,296 4.3
Now married, except separated 40,220 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 997 1.3
Separated 565 0.9   Spanish 1,243 1.6
Widowed 3,428 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 382 0.5
 Female 2,858 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,338 1.7
Divorced 5,817 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 310 0.4
 Female 3,456 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 616 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 291 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 82,874 100.0
           under 18 years 684 100.0     Total ancestries reported 90,216 108.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 281 41.1   Arab 61 0.1
        Czech¹ 708 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 426 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 60,584 100.0   Dutch 2,886 3.5
Civilian veterans 7,733 12.8   English 11,080 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,340 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,916 2.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,490 29.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,378 100.0   Greek 301 0.4
With a disability 1,494 7.3   Hungarian 577 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 47,044 100.0   Irish¹ 10,030 12.1
With a disability 6,375 13.6   Italian 2,016 2.4
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 144 0.2
No disability 40,669 86.4   Norwegian 949 1.1
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 5,581 6.7
     Population 65 years and over 9,535 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.0
With a disability 3,720 39.0   Russian 302 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,177 1.4
        Scottish 2,434 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 313 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 77,546 100.0   Subsaharan African 57 0.1
Same house in 1995 46,318 59.7   Swedish 1,212 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 30,235 39.0   Swiss 359 0.4
 Same county 15,883 20.5   Ukrainian 333 0.4
 Different county 14,352 18.5   United States or American 6,396 7.7
  Same state 9,907 12.8   Welsh 614 0.7
  Different state 4,445 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 65 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 993 1.3   Other ancestries 10,418 12.6
 
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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