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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 5,508 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,203 100.0   Native 5,499 99.8
Nursery school, preschool 38 3.2       Born in United States 5,494 99.7
Kindergarten 69 5.7           State of residence 4,422 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 637 53.0           Different state 1,072 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 310 25.8       Born outside United States 5 0.1
College or graduate school 149 12.4   Foreign born 9 0.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 0 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 3,738 100.0       Not a citizen 6 0.1
Less than 9th grade 797 21.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 622 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,586 42.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 9 100.0
Some college, no degree 400 10.7   Europe 9 100.0
Associate degree 42 1.1   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 191 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 100 2.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,186 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,464 100.0   English only 5,121 98.7
Never married 772 17.3   Language other than English 65 1.3
Now married, except separated 2,689 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
Separated 75 1.7   Spanish 41 0.8
Widowed 357 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 287 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 0 0.0
Divorced 571 12.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 285 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.3
                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 5,508 100.0
           under 18 years 161 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,412 61.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 132 82.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,239 100.0   Dutch 109 2.0
Civilian veterans 564 13.3   English 443 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 62 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 236 4.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,166 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 85 7.3   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,227 100.0   Irish¹ 391 7.1
With a disability 899 27.9   Italian 39 0.7
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,328 72.1   Norwegian 7 0.1
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 14 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 711 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 407 57.2   Russian 3 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 58 1.1
        Scottish 89 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 5,186 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,622 69.8   Swedish 31 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,560 30.1   Swiss 25 0.5
 Same county 580 11.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 980 18.9   United States or American 1,461 26.5
  Same state 685 13.2   Welsh 9 0.2
  Different state 295 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4 0.1   Other ancestries 409 7.4
 
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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