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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Joseph 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 62,422 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,335 100.0   Native 60,291 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 984 6.4       Born in United States 59,906 96.0
Kindergarten 1,038 6.8           State of residence 41,500 66.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,672 50.0           Different state 18,406 29.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,822 24.9       Born outside United States 385 0.6
College or graduate school 1,819 11.9   Foreign born 2,131 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,160 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 682 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 39,807 100.0       Not a citizen 1,449 2.3
Less than 9th grade 2,770 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,754 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,254 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,131 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,698 21.9   Europe 353 16.6
Associate degree 2,257 5.7   Asia 266 12.5
Bachelor's degree 3,403 8.5   Africa 43 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,671 4.2   Oceania 21 1.0
        Latin America 1,357 63.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.6 (X)   Northern America 91 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,924 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 48,390 100.0   English only 53,534 92.4
Never married 11,160 23.1   Language other than English 4,390 7.6
Now married, except separated 27,688 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,148 3.7
Separated 814 1.7   Spanish 2,150 3.7
Widowed 3,192 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,278 2.2
 Female 2,632 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 2,037 3.5
Divorced 5,536 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 767 1.3
 Female 2,987 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 167 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,422 100.0
           under 18 years 980 100.0     Total ancestries reported 61,797 99.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 448 45.7   Arab 69 0.1
        Czech¹ 203 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 162 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 45,307 100.0   Dutch 3,692 5.9
Civilian veterans 6,055 13.4   English 6,730 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,106 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 457 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,141 27.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,939 100.0   Greek 174 0.3
With a disability 1,091 7.3   Hungarian 348 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 34,514 100.0   Irish¹ 6,436 10.3
With a disability 6,470 18.7   Italian 1,327 2.1
 Percent employed 56.3 (X)   Lithuanian 126 0.2
No disability 28,044 81.3   Norwegian 447 0.7
 Percent employed 81.0 (X)   Polish 2,467 4.0
     Population 65 years and over 7,765 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.0
With a disability 3,214 41.4   Russian 149 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 895 1.4
        Scottish 1,101 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 78 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,924 100.0   Subsaharan African 84 0.1
Same house in 1995 33,499 57.8   Swedish 886 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,712 40.9   Swiss 896 1.4
 Same county 15,352 26.5   Ukrainian 92 0.1
 Different county 8,360 14.4   United States or American 6,523 10.4
  Same state 3,978 6.9   Welsh 251 0.4
  Different state 4,382 7.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 713 1.2   Other ancestries 8,932 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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