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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McHenry 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 5,987 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,351 100.0   Native 5,928 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 60 4.4       Born in United States 5,900 98.5
Kindergarten 59 4.4           State of residence 5,088 85.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 666 49.3           Different state 812 13.6
High school (grades 9-12) 458 33.9       Born outside United States 28 0.5
College or graduate school 108 8.0   Foreign born 59 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 39 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 4,192 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.3
Less than 9th grade 585 14.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 382 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,462 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 59 100.0
Some college, no degree 929 22.2   Europe 22 37.3
Associate degree 282 6.7   Asia 2 3.4
Bachelor's degree 432 10.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 120 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 3.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.9 (X)   Northern America 33 55.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,682 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,872 100.0   English only 5,393 94.9
Never married 1,038 21.3   Language other than English 289 5.1
Now married, except separated 2,985 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 1.4
Separated 22 0.5   Spanish 37 0.7
Widowed 508 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
 Female 402 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 246 4.3
Divorced 319 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 71 1.2
 Female 150 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,987 100.0
           under 18 years 51 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,105 118.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29 56.9   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 53 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 75 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,529 100.0   Dutch 96 1.6
Civilian veterans 681 15.0   English 293 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 167 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,891 48.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,323 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 90 6.8   Hungarian 6 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,040 100.0   Irish¹ 277 4.6
With a disability 562 18.5   Italian 17 0.3
 Percent employed 52.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,478 81.5   Norwegian 2,131 35.6
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 72 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,252 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.1
With a disability 529 42.3   Russian 177 3.0
        Scotch-Irish 57 1.0
        Scottish 42 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,682 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,069 71.6   Swedish 214 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,582 27.8   Swiss 18 0.3
 Same county 714 12.6   Ukrainian 82 1.4
 Different county 868 15.3   United States or American 139 2.3
  Same state 596 10.5   Welsh 11 0.2
  Different state 272 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 31 0.5   Other ancestries 253 4.2
 
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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