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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newaygo 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 47,874 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,809 100.0   Native 47,022 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 729 5.7       Born in United States 46,774 97.7
Kindergarten 832 6.5           State of residence 40,298 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,808 53.2           Different state 6,476 13.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,086 24.1       Born outside United States 248 0.5
College or graduate school 1,354 10.6   Foreign born 852 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 400 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 310 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 30,329 100.0       Not a citizen 542 1.1
Less than 9th grade 2,011 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,447 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,242 40.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 852 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,337 20.9   Europe 169 19.8
Associate degree 1,835 6.1   Asia 126 14.8
Bachelor's degree 2,332 7.7   Africa 3 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,125 3.7   Oceania 8 0.9
        Latin America 455 53.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.7 (X)   Northern America 91 10.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 44,614 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,335 100.0   English only 42,488 95.2
Never married 7,319 20.1   Language other than English 2,126 4.8
Now married, except separated 22,405 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 785 1.8
Separated 434 1.2   Spanish 1,418 3.2
Widowed 2,246 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 536 1.2
 Female 1,788 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 570 1.3
Divorced 3,931 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 172 0.4
 Female 1,911 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 118 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 47,874 100.0
           under 18 years 701 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,559 103.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 295 42.1   Arab 66 0.1
        Czech¹ 144 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 512 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,922 100.0   Dutch 6,838 14.3
Civilian veterans 5,101 15.0   English 5,059 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,376 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 769 1.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,578 22.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,347 100.0   Greek 90 0.2
With a disability 1,281 10.4   Hungarian 189 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,863 100.0   Irish¹ 5,423 11.3
With a disability 5,281 20.4   Italian 899 1.9
 Percent employed 50.2 (X)   Lithuanian 189 0.4
No disability 20,582 79.6   Norwegian 513 1.1
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 2,367 4.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,900 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.0
With a disability 2,390 40.5   Russian 96 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 567 1.2
        Scottish 821 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 43 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 44,614 100.0   Subsaharan African 14 0.0
Same house in 1995 26,985 60.5   Swedish 1,442 3.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,344 38.9   Swiss 139 0.3
 Same county 7,652 17.2   Ukrainian 80 0.2
 Different county 9,692 21.7   United States or American 4,184 8.7
  Same state 7,740 17.3   Welsh 101 0.2
  Different state 1,952 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 285 0.6   Other ancestries 6,036 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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