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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wells 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 5,102 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,158 100.0   Native 5,062 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 65 5.6       Born in United States 5,056 99.1
Kindergarten 41 3.5           State of residence 4,407 86.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 573 49.5           Different state 649 12.7
High school (grades 9-12) 384 33.2       Born outside United States 6 0.1
College or graduate school 95 8.2   Foreign born 40 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 34 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 3,715 100.0       Not a citizen 6 0.1
Less than 9th grade 592 15.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 427 11.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,148 30.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 40 100.0
Some college, no degree 805 21.7   Europe 21 52.5
Associate degree 234 6.3   Asia 3 7.5
Bachelor's degree 411 11.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 98 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.6 (X)   Northern America 16 40.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,879 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,200 100.0   English only 4,554 93.3
Never married 768 18.3   Language other than English 325 6.7
Now married, except separated 2,687 64.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 2.2
Separated 20 0.5   Spanish 54 1.1
Widowed 511 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.3
 Female 411 9.8   Other Indo-European languages 266 5.5
Divorced 214 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 89 1.8
 Female 113 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                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 5,102 100.0
           under 18 years 22 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,047 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 22 100.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 52 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 27 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,952 100.0   Dutch 55 1.1
Civilian veterans 512 13.0   English 177 3.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 51 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,052 59.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,085 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 115 10.6   Hungarian 10 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,459 100.0   Irish¹ 259 5.1
With a disability 376 15.3   Italian 13 0.3
 Percent employed 66.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,083 84.7   Norwegian 1,448 28.4
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 89 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,232 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 454 36.9   Russian 157 3.1
        Scotch-Irish 26 0.5
        Scottish 34 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,879 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,459 70.9   Swedish 247 4.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,405 28.8   Swiss 11 0.2
 Same county 808 16.6   Ukrainian 23 0.5
 Different county 597 12.2   United States or American 117 2.3
  Same state 333 6.8   Welsh 16 0.3
  Different state 264 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.3   Other ancestries 153 3.0
 
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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