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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grundy 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 14,332 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,040 100.0   Native 14,233 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 142 4.7       Born in United States 14,187 99.0
Kindergarten 241 7.9           State of residence 12,071 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,569 51.6           Different state 2,116 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 844 27.8       Born outside United States 46 0.3
College or graduate school 244 8.0   Foreign born 99 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 22 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 48 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 9,441 100.0       Not a citizen 51 0.4
Less than 9th grade 2,320 24.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,914 20.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,351 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 99 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,020 10.8   Europe 30 30.3
Associate degree 168 1.8   Asia 9 9.1
Bachelor's degree 426 4.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 242 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 57 57.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 55.2 (X)   Northern America 3 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,362 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,337 100.0   English only 13,125 98.2
Never married 2,126 18.8   Language other than English 237 1.8
Now married, except separated 6,826 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.7
Separated 200 1.8   Spanish 168 1.3
Widowed 858 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.6
 Female 716 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 56 0.4
Divorced 1,327 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 662 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 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 14,332 100.0
           under 18 years 420 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,180 71.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 292 69.5   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 2 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,734 100.0   Dutch 118 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,038 9.7   English 797 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 104 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 657 4.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,168 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 226 7.1   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,167 100.0   Irish¹ 1,192 8.3
With a disability 2,307 28.2   Italian 66 0.5
 Percent employed 35.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,860 71.8   Norwegian 36 0.3
 Percent employed 69.5 (X)   Polish 50 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,880 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,114 59.3   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 173 1.2
        Scottish 151 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,362 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,028 67.6   Swedish 30 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,300 32.2   Swiss 125 0.9
 Same county 2,529 18.9   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 1,771 13.3   United States or American 5,432 37.9
  Same state 1,104 8.3   Welsh 45 0.3
  Different state 667 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 34 0.3   Other ancestries 1,135 7.9
 
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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