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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeWitt 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 20,013 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,753 100.0   Native 19,500 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 281 5.9       Born in United States 19,396 96.9
Kindergarten 216 4.5           State of residence 17,549 87.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,286 48.1           Different state 1,847 9.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,392 29.3       Born outside United States 104 0.5
College or graduate school 578 12.2   Foreign born 513 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 183 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 215 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 13,969 100.0       Not a citizen 298 1.5
Less than 9th grade 2,204 15.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,284 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,594 32.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 513 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,656 19.0   Europe 54 10.5
Associate degree 577 4.1   Asia 4 0.8
Bachelor's degree 1,128 8.1   Africa 7 1.4
Graduate or professional degree 526 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 435 84.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.9 (X)   Northern America 13 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,898 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,219 100.0   English only 14,509 76.8
Never married 3,526 21.7   Language other than English 4,389 23.2
Now married, except separated 9,186 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,455 7.7
Separated 425 2.6   Spanish 3,856 20.4
Widowed 1,591 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,314 7.0
 Female 1,335 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 494 2.6
Divorced 1,491 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 129 0.7
 Female 593 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,013 100.0
           under 18 years 407 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,345 91.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 188 46.2   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 993 5.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,262 100.0   Dutch 144 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,167 14.2   English 991 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 339 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,145 25.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,282 100.0   Greek 41 0.2
With a disability 379 8.9   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,364 100.0   Irish¹ 1,171 5.9
With a disability 2,344 25.0   Italian 146 0.7
 Percent employed 49.4 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 7,020 75.0   Norwegian 28 0.1
 Percent employed 77.9 (X)   Polish 631 3.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,475 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,615 46.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 306 1.5
        Scottish 120 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,898 100.0   Subsaharan African 120 0.6
Same house in 1995 11,654 61.7   Swedish 65 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,068 37.4   Swiss 22 0.1
 Same county 3,786 20.0   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 3,282 17.4   United States or American 943 4.7
  Same state 3,052 16.1   Welsh 55 0.3
  Different state 230 1.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 176 0.9   Other ancestries 6,998 35.0
 
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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