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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 11,731 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,284 100.0   Native 11,537 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 107 4.7       Born in United States 11,516 98.2
Kindergarten 197 8.6           State of residence 9,245 78.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,136 49.7           Different state 2,271 19.4
High school (grades 9-12) 564 24.7       Born outside United States 21 0.2
College or graduate school 280 12.3   Foreign born 194 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 117 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 54 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,247 100.0       Not a citizen 140 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,386 16.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,613 19.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,293 39.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 194 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,119 13.6   Europe 27 13.9
Associate degree 235 2.8   Asia 32 16.5
Bachelor's degree 391 4.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 210 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 135 69.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,072 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,659 100.0   English only 10,730 96.9
Never married 1,551 16.1   Language other than English 342 3.1
Now married, except separated 5,990 62.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 179 1.6
Separated 145 1.5   Spanish 264 2.4
Widowed 905 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 152 1.4
 Female 761 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 56 0.5
Divorced 1,068 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.2
 Female 522 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,731 100.0
           under 18 years 257 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,548 64.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 165 64.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,201 100.0   Dutch 75 0.6
Civilian veterans 1,208 13.1   English 757 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 93 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 527 4.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,285 100.0   Greek 9 0.1
With a disability 111 4.9   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,634 100.0   Irish¹ 790 6.7
With a disability 1,769 26.7   Italian 158 1.3
 Percent employed 51.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,865 73.3   Norwegian 15 0.1
 Percent employed 75.0 (X)   Polish 26 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,921 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 929 48.4   Russian 29 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 201 1.7
        Scottish 35 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,072 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,195 65.0   Swedish 33 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,836 34.6   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,956 17.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,880 17.0   United States or American 3,173 27.0
  Same state 1,146 10.4   Welsh 63 0.5
  Different state 734 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 41 0.4   Other ancestries 1,534 13.1
 
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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