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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 123,677 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,693 100.0   Native 116,630 94.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,933 9.0       Born in United States 115,707 93.6
Kindergarten 2,177 6.7           State of residence 75,632 61.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,927 48.7           Different state 40,075 32.4
High school (grades 9-12) 6,875 21.0       Born outside United States 923 0.7
College or graduate school 4,781 14.6   Foreign born 7,047 5.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,827 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,533 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 78,878 100.0       Not a citizen 5,514 4.5
Less than 9th grade 5,458 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,131 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 24,308 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,047 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,490 20.9   Europe 677 9.6
Associate degree 5,672 7.2   Asia 541 7.7
Bachelor's degree 12,371 15.7   Africa 124 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 4,448 5.6   Oceania 15 0.2
        Latin America 5,478 77.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.2 (X)   Northern America 212 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 113,722 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 94,030 100.0   English only 104,308 91.7
Never married 19,646 20.9   Language other than English 9,414 8.3
Now married, except separated 60,547 64.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,575 4.9
Separated 2,032 2.2   Spanish 7,359 6.5
Widowed 5,026 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,015 4.4
 Female 4,224 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,481 1.3
Divorced 6,779 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 273 0.2
 Female 3,792 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 339 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 175 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 123,677 100.0
           under 18 years 2,328 100.0     Total ancestries reported 103,675 83.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 919 39.5   Arab 242 0.2
        Czech¹ 317 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 123 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 89,060 100.0   Dutch 1,456 1.2
Civilian veterans 10,440 11.7   English 11,698 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,088 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 477 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,579 11.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 29,146 100.0   Greek 255 0.2
With a disability 2,109 7.2   Hungarian 325 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 72,989 100.0   Irish¹ 9,625 7.8
With a disability 13,659 18.7   Italian 3,761 3.0
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Lithuanian 103 0.1
No disability 59,330 81.3   Norwegian 550 0.4
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 1,747 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 10,729 100.0   Portuguese 115 0.1
With a disability 4,699 43.8   Russian 366 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 5,768 4.7
        Scottish 2,596 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 133 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 113,722 100.0   Subsaharan African 465 0.4
Same house in 1995 60,545 53.2   Swedish 718 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 50,380 44.3   Swiss 245 0.2
 Same county 19,381 17.0   Ukrainian 168 0.1
 Different county 30,999 27.3   United States or American 17,735 14.3
  Same state 16,678 14.7   Welsh 634 0.5
  Different state 14,321 12.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 266 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,797 2.5   Other ancestries 27,120 21.9
 
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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