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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 12,584 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,301 100.0   Native 12,277 97.6
Nursery school, preschool 222 6.7       Born in United States 12,235 97.2
Kindergarten 194 5.9           State of residence 3,930 31.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,559 47.2           Different state 8,305 66.0
High school (grades 9-12) 849 25.7       Born outside United States 42 0.3
College or graduate school 477 14.5   Foreign born 307 2.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 158 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 114 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 8,262 100.0       Not a citizen 193 1.5
Less than 9th grade 439 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 622 7.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,707 32.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 307 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,772 21.4   Europe 47 15.3
Associate degree 551 6.7   Asia 171 55.7
Bachelor's degree 1,446 17.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 725 8.8   Oceania 2 0.7
        Latin America 81 26.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.2 (X)   Northern America 6 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,727 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,806 100.0   English only 11,242 95.9
Never married 1,990 20.3   Language other than English 485 4.1
Now married, except separated 6,314 64.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 1.7
Separated 83 0.8   Spanish 215 1.8
Widowed 645 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 114 1.0
 Female 526 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 145 1.2
Divorced 774 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.4
 Female 365 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 114 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,584 100.0
           under 18 years 85 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,916 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 40 47.1   Arab 49 0.4
        Czech¹ 223 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 420 3.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,173 100.0   Dutch 711 5.7
Civilian veterans 1,260 13.7   English 966 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 808 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 246 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,256 33.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,941 100.0   Greek 19 0.2
With a disability 119 4.0   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,025 100.0   Irish¹ 1,699 13.5
With a disability 872 12.4   Italian 153 1.2
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Lithuanian 20 0.2
No disability 6,153 87.6   Norwegian 1,975 15.7
 Percent employed 86.4 (X)   Polish 165 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,619 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 570 35.2   Russian 66 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 163 1.3
        Scottish 136 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 11,727 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,377 54.4   Swedish 1,040 8.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,234 44.6   Swiss 40 0.3
 Same county 1,685 14.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,549 30.3   United States or American 606 4.8
  Same state 866 7.4   Welsh 57 0.5
  Different state 2,683 22.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 116 1.0   Other ancestries 1,084 8.6
 
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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