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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wayne 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 2,061,162 100.0
      enrolled in school 587,853 100.0   Native 1,923,393 93.3
Nursery school, preschool 38,543 6.6       Born in United States 1,910,302 92.7
Kindergarten 32,950 5.6           State of residence 1,492,996 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 278,815 47.4           Different state 417,306 20.2
High school (grades 9-12) 126,699 21.6       Born outside United States 13,091 0.6
College or graduate school 110,846 18.9   Foreign born 137,769 6.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66,105 3.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 62,926 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 1,305,288 100.0       Not a citizen 74,843 3.6
Less than 9th grade 80,328 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 220,178 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 399,885 30.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 137,769 100.0
Some college, no degree 303,851 23.3   Europe 34,770 25.2
Associate degree 76,254 5.8   Asia 61,326 44.5
Bachelor's degree 141,866 10.9   Africa 5,631 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 82,926 6.4   Oceania 288 0.2
        Latin America 25,290 18.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.0 (X)   Northern America 10,464 7.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,909,251 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,571,146 100.0   English only 1,703,518 89.2
Never married 531,956 33.9   Language other than English 205,733 10.8
Now married, except separated 695,208 44.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86,283 4.5
Separated 40,244 2.6   Spanish 61,118 3.2
Widowed 123,724 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28,210 1.5
 Female 100,410 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 74,243 3.9
Divorced 180,014 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27,771 1.5
 Female 105,389 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16,994 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,267 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,061,162 100.0
           under 18 years 57,834 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,097,032 101.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 24,767 42.8   Arab 56,109 2.7
        Czech¹ 7,395 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,514 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,483,732 100.0   Dutch 18,645 0.9
Civilian veterans 172,435 11.6   English 109,392 5.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 63,869 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 27,178 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 226,518 11.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 501,292 100.0   Greek 10,531 0.5
With a disability 47,919 9.6   Hungarian 28,797 1.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,146,478 100.0   Irish¹ 165,244 8.0
With a disability 273,146 23.8   Italian 85,037 4.1
 Percent employed 48.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5,979 0.3
No disability 873,332 76.2   Norwegian 8,337 0.4
 Percent employed 72.9 (X)   Polish 173,119 8.4
     Population 65 years and over 240,778 100.0   Portuguese 1,019 0.0
With a disability 112,868 46.9   Russian 8,648 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 20,508 1.0
        Scottish 34,053 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,142 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 1,909,251 100.0   Subsaharan African 20,321 1.0
Same house in 1995 1,145,372 60.0   Swedish 11,874 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 721,149 37.8   Swiss 2,284 0.1
 Same county 571,215 29.9   Ukrainian 10,985 0.5
 Different county 149,934 7.9   United States or American 59,062 2.9
  Same state 82,110 4.3   Welsh 6,733 0.3
  Different state 67,824 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4,203 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 42,730 2.2   Other ancestries 922,536 44.8
 
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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