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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cooper 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 16,670 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,281 100.0   Native 16,571 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 279 6.5       Born in United States 16,478 98.8
Kindergarten 265 6.2           State of residence 13,122 78.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,674 39.1           Different state 3,356 20.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,325 31.0       Born outside United States 93 0.6
College or graduate school 738 17.2   Foreign born 99 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 69 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,545 100.0       Not a citizen 30 0.2
Less than 9th grade 652 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,421 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,622 43.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 99 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,953 18.5   Europe 67 67.7
Associate degree 454 4.3   Asia 12 12.1
Bachelor's degree 957 9.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 486 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 18 18.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 2 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,688 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,540 100.0   English only 15,159 96.6
Never married 3,488 25.8   Language other than English 529 3.4
Now married, except separated 7,542 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 164 1.0
Separated 170 1.3   Spanish 229 1.5
Widowed 1,109 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.4
 Female 890 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 238 1.5
Divorced 1,231 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.5
 Female 590 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 32 0.2
                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 16,670 100.0
           under 18 years 211 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,188 91.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 126 59.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 68 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,858 100.0   Dutch 277 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,620 12.6   English 1,414 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 434 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 74 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,296 31.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,444 100.0   Greek 33 0.2
With a disability 176 5.1   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,014 100.0   Irish¹ 1,684 10.1
With a disability 1,253 15.6   Italian 170 1.0
 Percent employed 56.3 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 6,761 84.4   Norwegian 76 0.5
 Percent employed 84.7 (X)   Polish 111 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,314 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.1
With a disability 963 41.6   Russian 46 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 204 1.2
        Scottish 208 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,688 100.0   Subsaharan African 233 1.4
Same house in 1995 8,438 53.8   Swedish 132 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,921 44.1   Swiss 127 0.8
 Same county 3,195 20.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,726 23.8   United States or American 2,234 13.4
  Same state 2,808 17.9   Welsh 97 0.6
  Different state 918 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 329 2.1   Other ancestries 2,199 13.2
 
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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