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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Portage 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 152,061 100.0
      enrolled in school 46,475 100.0   Native 149,018 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 2,499 5.4       Born in United States 148,394 97.6
Kindergarten 1,933 4.2           State of residence 116,900 76.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,914 36.4           Different state 31,494 20.7
High school (grades 9-12) 8,079 17.4       Born outside United States 624 0.4
College or graduate school 17,050 36.7   Foreign born 3,043 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,269 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,430 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 94,073 100.0       Not a citizen 1,613 1.1
Less than 9th grade 2,768 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,476 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,558 39.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,043 100.0
Some college, no degree 19,023 20.2   Europe 1,286 42.3
Associate degree 4,469 4.8   Asia 1,207 39.7
Bachelor's degree 13,132 14.0   Africa 69 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 6,647 7.1   Oceania 44 1.4
        Latin America 209 6.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.9 (X)   Northern America 228 7.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 142,803 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 122,256 100.0   English only 136,682 95.7
Never married 36,305 29.7   Language other than English 6,121 4.3
Now married, except separated 66,238 54.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,751 1.2
Separated 1,125 0.9   Spanish 1,744 1.2
Widowed 6,523 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 503 0.4
 Female 5,490 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,923 2.0
Divorced 12,065 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 626 0.4
 Female 6,500 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 879 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 466 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 152,061 100.0
           under 18 years 2,136 100.0     Total ancestries reported 173,514 114.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 874 40.9   Arab 549 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,739 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 198 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 115,976 100.0   Dutch 3,538 2.3
Civilian veterans 14,464 12.5   English 18,240 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,172 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 603 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 41,144 27.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 37,349 100.0   Greek 757 0.5
With a disability 2,699 7.2   Hungarian 6,095 4.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 88,312 100.0   Irish¹ 23,444 15.4
With a disability 13,406 15.2   Italian 13,897 9.1
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Lithuanian 511 0.3
No disability 74,906 84.8   Norwegian 676 0.4
 Percent employed 80.7 (X)   Polish 8,905 5.9
     Population 65 years and over 16,038 100.0   Portuguese 66 0.0
With a disability 5,922 36.9   Russian 1,329 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 2,739 1.8
        Scottish 3,487 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,161 2.1
  Population 5 years and over 142,803 100.0   Subsaharan African 457 0.3
Same house in 1995 79,463 55.6   Swedish 1,462 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 62,017 43.4   Swiss 934 0.6
 Same county 28,995 20.3   Ukrainian 730 0.5
 Different county 33,022 23.1   United States or American 11,585 7.6
  Same state 25,669 18.0   Welsh 2,454 1.6
  Different state 7,353 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 75 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,323 0.9   Other ancestries 19,567 12.9
 
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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