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Social Statistics

Illinois

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school3,450,604100.0
Nursery school, preschool253,1027.3
Kindergarten189,7955.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)1,490,16443.2
High school (grades 9-12)707,50520.5
College or graduate school810,03823.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over7,973,671100.0
Less than 9th grade597,6847.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma882,75911.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)2,212,29127.7
Some college, no degree1,720,38621.6
Associate degree482,5026.1
Bachelor's degree1,317,18216.5
Graduate or professional degree760,8679.5
Percent high school graduate or higher81.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over9,707,837100.0
Never married2,804,68428.9
Now married, except separated5,206,19353.6
Separated175,7571.8
Widowed653,7896.7
Female
535,2815.5
Divorced867,4148.9
Female
498,2045.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years258,038100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren103,71740.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over9,158,208100.0
Civilian veterans1,003,57211.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years2,880,883100.0
With a disability221,9247.7
Population 21 to 64 years7,053,044100.0
With a disability1,203,91517.1
Percent employed
57.4(X)
No disability5,849,12982.9
Percent employed
77.5(X)
Population 65 years and over1,416,418100.0
With a disability573,87840.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over11,547,505100.0
Same house in 19956,558,42756.8
Different house in the U.S. in 19954,635,24740.1
Same county
3,010,80226.1
Different county
1,624,44514.1
Same state
959,3238.3
Different state
665,1225.8
Elsewhere in 1995353,8313.1
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population12,419,293100.0
Native10,890,23587.7
Born in United States
10,768,06386.7
State of residence
8,335,55367.1
Different state
2,432,51019.6
Born outside United States
122,1721.0
Foreign born1,529,05812.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
687,5645.5
Naturalized citizen
603,5214.9
Not a citizen
925,5377.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,529,058100.0
Europe389,92825.5
Asia359,81223.5
Africa26,1581.7
Oceania2,5530.2
Latin America731,39747.8
Northern America19,2101.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over11,547,505100.0
English only9,326,78680.8
Language other than English2,220,71919.2
Speak English less than 'very well
1,054,7229.1
Spanish
1,253,67610.9
Speak English less than "very well"
665,9955.8
Other Indo-European languages
640,2375.5
Speak English less than "very well"
253,3522.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
248,8002.2
Speak English less than "very well"
111,0651.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population12,419,293100.0

Total ancestries reported

13,248,253106.7
Arab52,7980.4
Czech1152,4611.2
Danish59,6320.5
Dutch195,8471.6
English831,8206.7
French (except Basque)1267,8502.2
French Canadian145,6640.4
German2,440,54919.7
Greek95,0640.8
Hungarian55,9710.5
Irish11,513,00512.2
Italian744,2746.0
Lithuanian87,2940.7
Norwegian178,9231.4
Polish932,9967.5
Portuguese7,5930.1
Russian121,3971.0
Scotch-Irish126,9631.0
Scottish150,2551.2
Slovak42,9660.3
Subsaharan African73,1940.6
Swedish303,0442.4
Swiss37,5050.3
Ukrainian47,6230.4
United States or American569,1024.6
Welsh51,7690.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)27,2860.2
Other ancestries4,035,40832.5
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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