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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ottawa 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 238,314 100.0
      enrolled in school 73,944 100.0   Native 226,647 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 4,455 6.0       Born in United States 225,228 94.5
Kindergarten 3,913 5.3           State of residence 184,712 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 31,803 43.0           Different state 40,516 17.0
High school (grades 9-12) 15,607 21.1       Born outside United States 1,419 0.6
College or graduate school 18,166 24.6   Foreign born 11,667 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,283 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,584 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 141,870 100.0       Not a citizen 6,083 2.6
Less than 9th grade 7,349 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,622 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 44,106 31.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 11,667 100.0
Some college, no degree 31,376 22.1   Europe 2,453 21.0
Associate degree 10,583 7.5   Asia 3,858 33.1
Bachelor's degree 25,592 18.0   Africa 105 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 11,242 7.9   Oceania 44 0.4
        Latin America 4,592 39.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X)   Northern America 615 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 220,333 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 181,243 100.0   English only 200,820 91.1
Never married 46,115 25.4   Language other than English 19,513 8.9
Now married, except separated 113,269 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,475 3.4
Separated 1,546 0.9   Spanish 11,861 5.4
Widowed 8,031 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,761 2.2
 Female 6,664 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 3,542 1.6
Divorced 12,282 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 731 0.3
 Female 7,147 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,611 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,900 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 238,314 100.0
           under 18 years 2,577 100.0     Total ancestries reported 268,326 112.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,152 44.7   Arab 473 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,310 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,251 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 169,912 100.0   Dutch 83,547 35.1
Civilian veterans 17,794 10.5   English 21,230 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,867 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,052 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 47,226 19.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 64,200 100.0   Greek 360 0.2
With a disability 4,228 6.6   Hungarian 1,127 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 131,559 100.0   Irish¹ 20,149 8.5
With a disability 16,202 12.3   Italian 5,912 2.5
 Percent employed 66.4 (X)   Lithuanian 606 0.3
No disability 115,357 87.7   Norwegian 2,423 1.0
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 11,923 5.0
     Population 65 years and over 22,579 100.0   Portuguese 181 0.1
With a disability 8,561 37.9   Russian 616 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,103 0.9
        Scottish 4,124 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 357 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 220,333 100.0   Subsaharan African 169 0.1
Same house in 1995 121,181 55.0   Swedish 5,385 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 97,039 44.0   Swiss 561 0.2
 Same county 48,361 21.9   Ukrainian 585 0.2
 Different county 48,678 22.1   United States or American 10,642 4.5
  Same state 35,136 15.9   Welsh 938 0.4
  Different state 13,542 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 63 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,113 1.0   Other ancestries 34,146 14.3
 
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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