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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 4,174 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,084 100.0   Native 4,084 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 57 5.3       Born in United States 4,062 97.3
Kindergarten 65 6.0           State of residence 2,213 53.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 576 53.1           Different state 1,849 44.3
High school (grades 9-12) 336 31.0       Born outside United States 22 0.5
College or graduate school 50 4.6   Foreign born 90 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 38 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 34 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 2,786 100.0       Not a citizen 56 1.3
Less than 9th grade 239 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 322 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,223 43.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 90 100.0
Some college, no degree 550 19.7   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 90 3.2   Asia 5 5.6
Bachelor's degree 202 7.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 160 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 82 91.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.9 (X)   Northern America 3 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,945 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,274 100.0   English only 3,039 77.0
Never married 685 20.9   Language other than English 906 23.0
Now married, except separated 1,973 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 268 6.8
Separated 44 1.3   Spanish 876 22.2
Widowed 247 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 268 6.8
 Female 198 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 4 0.1
Divorced 325 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 194 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 4,174 100.0
           under 18 years 56 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,894 93.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29 51.8   Arab 5 0.1
        Czech¹ 15 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,024 100.0   Dutch 49 1.2
Civilian veterans 385 12.7   English 348 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 91 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 590 14.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,035 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 26 2.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,143 100.0   Irish¹ 286 6.9
With a disability 382 17.8   Italian 51 1.2
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,761 82.2   Norwegian 19 0.5
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 5 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 745 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 336 45.1   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 50 1.2
        Scottish 53 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 3,945 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,381 60.4   Swedish 46 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,498 38.0   Swiss 13 0.3
 Same county 774 19.6   Ukrainian 15 0.4
 Different county 724 18.4   United States or American 649 15.5
  Same state 227 5.8   Welsh 36 0.9
  Different state 497 12.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 66 1.7   Other ancestries 1,560 37.4
 
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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