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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Eau Claire 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 93,142 100.0
      enrolled in school 30,324 100.0   Native 91,050 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,510 5.0       Born in United States 90,693 97.4
Kindergarten 1,226 4.0           State of residence 67,105 72.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,897 32.6           Different state 23,588 25.3
High school (grades 9-12) 5,354 17.7       Born outside United States 357 0.4
College or graduate school 12,337 40.7   Foreign born 2,092 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 838 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 908 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 55,290 100.0       Not a citizen 1,184 1.3
Less than 9th grade 2,780 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,353 6.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,212 31.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,092 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,672 21.1   Europe 389 18.6
Associate degree 5,337 9.7   Asia 1,357 64.9
Bachelor's degree 10,138 18.3   Africa 63 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 4,798 8.7   Oceania 11 0.5
        Latin America 164 7.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.9 (X)   Northern America 108 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 87,682 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 75,336 100.0   English only 82,293 93.9
Never married 25,220 33.5   Language other than English 5,389 6.1
Now married, except separated 38,796 51.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,903 2.2
Separated 620 0.8   Spanish 1,385 1.6
Widowed 4,357 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 436 0.5
 Female 3,556 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 1,828 2.1
Divorced 6,343 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 531 0.6
 Female 3,497 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,030 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 862 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 93,142 100.0
           under 18 years 622 100.0     Total ancestries reported 118,492 127.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 312 50.2   Arab 116 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,886 2.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,128 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 71,299 100.0   Dutch 1,635 1.8
Civilian veterans 8,772 12.3   English 6,573 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,750 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,181 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 40,654 43.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,815 100.0   Greek 196 0.2
With a disability 1,919 8.1   Hungarian 195 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 52,063 100.0   Irish¹ 10,653 11.4
With a disability 7,081 13.6   Italian 1,935 2.1
 Percent employed 60.4 (X)   Lithuanian 102 0.1
No disability 44,982 86.4   Norwegian 22,936 24.6
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Polish 5,438 5.8
     Population 65 years and over 10,723 100.0   Portuguese 55 0.1
With a disability 4,131 38.5   Russian 271 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 828 0.9
        Scottish 1,100 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 144 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 87,682 100.0   Subsaharan African 70 0.1
Same house in 1995 44,555 50.8   Swedish 3,626 3.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 42,509 48.5   Swiss 1,075 1.2
 Same county 20,883 23.8   Ukrainian 97 0.1
 Different county 21,626 24.7   United States or American 2,668 2.9
  Same state 13,870 15.8   Welsh 475 0.5
  Different state 7,756 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 618 0.7   Other ancestries 9,701 10.4
 
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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