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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Menard 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 2,360 100.0
      enrolled in school 544 100.0   Native 2,246 95.2
Nursery school, preschool 29 5.3       Born in United States 2,235 94.7
Kindergarten 21 3.9           State of residence 1,965 83.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 279 51.3           Different state 270 11.4
High school (grades 9-12) 182 33.5       Born outside United States 11 0.5
College or graduate school 33 6.1   Foreign born 114 4.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 38 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 49 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 1,660 100.0       Not a citizen 65 2.8
Less than 9th grade 283 17.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 225 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 515 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 114 100.0
Some college, no degree 326 19.6   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 26 1.6   Asia 2 1.8
Bachelor's degree 190 11.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 95 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 112 98.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,251 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,934 100.0   English only 1,642 72.9
Never married 343 17.7   Language other than English 609 27.1
Now married, except separated 1,114 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 9.9
Separated 65 3.4   Spanish 601 26.7
Widowed 227 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 221 9.8
 Female 162 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 3 0.1
Divorced 185 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 104 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,360 100.0
           under 18 years 40 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,886 79.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 26 65.0   Arab 3 0.1
        Czech¹ 8 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,785 100.0   Dutch 23 1.0
Civilian veterans 294 16.5   English 223 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 33 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 207 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 544 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 52 9.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,185 100.0   Irish¹ 211 8.9
With a disability 298 25.1   Italian 12 0.5
 Percent employed 58.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 887 74.9   Norwegian 6 0.3
 Percent employed 77.2 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 481 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 214 44.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 56 2.4
        Scottish 34 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,251 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 1,282 57.0   Swedish 8 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 949 42.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 454 20.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 495 22.0   United States or American 239 10.1
  Same state 417 18.5   Welsh 19 0.8
  Different state 78 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 20 0.9   Other ancestries 796 33.7
 
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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