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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McCook 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 5,832 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,493 100.0   Native 5,790 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 72 4.8       Born in United States 5,782 99.1
Kindergarten 91 6.1           State of residence 4,757 81.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 821 55.0           Different state 1,025 17.6
High school (grades 9-12) 369 24.7       Born outside United States 8 0.1
College or graduate school 140 9.4   Foreign born 42 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 25 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 3,827 100.0       Not a citizen 34 0.6
Less than 9th grade 357 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 298 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,480 38.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 42 100.0
Some college, no degree 783 20.5   Europe 9 21.4
Associate degree 284 7.4   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 469 12.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 156 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 31 73.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 2 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,445 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,455 100.0   English only 5,220 95.9
Never married 862 19.3   Language other than English 225 4.1
Now married, except separated 2,894 65.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 1.0
Separated 27 0.6   Spanish 74 1.4
Widowed 385 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.5
 Female 315 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 132 2.4
Divorced 287 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.5
 Female 118 2.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,832 100.0
           under 18 years 35 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,596 113.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 9 25.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 73 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 165 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,165 100.0   Dutch 358 6.1
Civilian veterans 550 13.2   English 281 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 122 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 44 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,112 53.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,470 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 77 5.2   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,821 100.0   Irish¹ 663 11.4
With a disability 410 14.5   Italian 40 0.7
 Percent employed 67.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,411 85.5   Norwegian 625 10.7
 Percent employed 88.3 (X)   Polish 50 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 986 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.1
With a disability 384 38.9   Russian 35 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 65 1.1
        Scottish 55 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,445 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,388 62.2   Swedish 301 5.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,043 37.5   Swiss 8 0.1
 Same county 839 15.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,204 22.1   United States or American 327 5.6
  Same state 851 15.6   Welsh 16 0.3
  Different state 353 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 14 0.3   Other ancestries 246 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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