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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newton 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 21,838 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,028 100.0   Native 21,730 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 338 5.6       Born in United States 21,621 99.0
Kindergarten 297 4.9           State of residence 18,284 83.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,799 46.4           Different state 3,337 15.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,151 19.1       Born outside United States 109 0.5
College or graduate school 1,443 23.9   Foreign born 108 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 52 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 13,663 100.0       Not a citizen 56 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,263 9.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,439 17.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,559 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 108 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,806 20.5   Europe 39 36.1
Associate degree 938 6.9   Asia 51 47.2
Bachelor's degree 967 7.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 691 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 13 12.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.9 (X)   Northern America 5 4.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,300 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,006 100.0   English only 19,426 95.7
Never married 4,146 24.4   Language other than English 874 4.3
Now married, except separated 9,451 55.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 416 2.0
Separated 437 2.6   Spanish 190 0.9
Widowed 1,526 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.3
 Female 1,235 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 127 0.6
Divorced 1,446 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
 Female 733 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 57 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,838 100.0
           under 18 years 598 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,119 73.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 346 57.9   Arab 9 0.0
        Czech¹ 8 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,970 100.0   Dutch 140 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,077 13.0   English 1,257 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 190 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 37 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 746 3.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,459 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 442 8.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,475 100.0   Irish¹ 1,787 8.2
With a disability 2,730 23.8   Italian 68 0.3
 Percent employed 45.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,745 76.2   Norwegian 54 0.2
 Percent employed 76.8 (X)   Polish 36 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,074 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,791 58.3   Russian 26 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 517 2.4
        Scottish 294 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,300 100.0   Subsaharan African 133 0.6
Same house in 1995 12,833 63.2   Swedish 24 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,383 36.4   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 4,317 21.3   Ukrainian 1 0.0
 Different county 3,066 15.1   United States or American 3,139 14.4
  Same state 2,211 10.9   Welsh 40 0.2
  Different state 855 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 84 0.4   Other ancestries 7,600 34.8
 
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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