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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Barry 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 34,010 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,860 100.0   Native 32,827 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 450 5.7       Born in United States 32,709 96.2
Kindergarten 469 6.0           State of residence 17,428 51.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,320 55.0           Different state 15,281 44.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,911 24.3       Born outside United States 118 0.3
College or graduate school 710 9.0   Foreign born 1,183 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 755 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 313 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 22,381 100.0       Not a citizen 870 2.6
Less than 9th grade 2,190 9.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,252 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,185 41.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,183 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,509 20.1   Europe 120 10.1
Associate degree 842 3.8   Asia 54 4.6
Bachelor's degree 1,619 7.2   Africa 8 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 784 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 953 80.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.7 (X)   Northern America 48 4.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,736 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,643 100.0   English only 29,846 94.0
Never married 4,528 17.0   Language other than English 1,890 6.0
Now married, except separated 16,765 62.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 962 3.0
Separated 365 1.4   Spanish 1,499 4.7
Widowed 1,985 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 829 2.6
 Female 1,568 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 277 0.9
Divorced 3,000 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.3
 Female 1,544 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 64 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,010 100.0
           under 18 years 523 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,833 84.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 291 55.6   Arab 9 0.0
        Czech¹ 213 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 160 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,080 100.0   Dutch 812 2.4
Civilian veterans 3,737 14.9   English 3,521 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 859 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 84 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,683 13.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,868 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 696 8.8   Hungarian 24 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,334 100.0   Irish¹ 3,581 10.5
With a disability 3,896 21.3   Italian 569 1.7
 Percent employed 47.6 (X)   Lithuanian 19 0.1
No disability 14,438 78.7   Norwegian 292 0.9
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 607 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,189 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 2,134 41.1   Russian 119 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 596 1.8
        Scottish 352 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,736 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,615 52.4   Swedish 417 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,723 46.4   Swiss 114 0.3
 Same county 6,919 21.8   Ukrainian 32 0.1
 Different county 7,804 24.6   United States or American 5,937 17.5
  Same state 3,363 10.6   Welsh 134 0.4
  Different state 4,441 14.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 398 1.3   Other ancestries 5,619 16.5
 
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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