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Kent county michigan dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school165,304100.0
Nursery school, preschool10,8906.6
Kindergarten9,8005.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)74,01144.8
High school (grades 9-12)36,57222.1
College or graduate school34,03120.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over351,875100.0
Less than 9th grade16,0014.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma38,14710.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)99,42028.3
Some college, no degree80,39322.8
Associate degree27,0767.7
Bachelor's degree61,48817.5
Graduate or professional degree29,3508.3
Percent high school graduate or higher84.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher25.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over438,842100.0
Never married129,24529.5
Now married, except separated237,58454.1
Separated5,7641.3
Widowed23,6685.4
Female
19,4214.4
Divorced42,5819.7
Female
24,5865.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years7,254100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren3,16943.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over411,887100.0
Civilian veterans45,53511.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years143,915100.0
With a disability12,7388.9
Population 21 to 64 years324,050100.0
With a disability51,30515.8
Percent employed
63.8(X)
No disability272,74584.2
Percent employed
81.9(X)
Population 65 years and over55,880100.0
With a disability21,26138.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over530,219100.0
Same house in 1995277,68252.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995238,23644.9
Same county
160,30930.2
Different county
77,92714.7
Same state
45,9918.7
Different state
31,9366.0
Elsewhere in 199514,3012.7
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population574,335100.0
Native536,18193.4
Born in United States
531,60692.6
State of residence
434,28075.6
Different state
97,32616.9
Born outside United States
4,5750.8
Foreign born38,1546.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
22,2993.9
Naturalized citizen
12,0402.1
Not a citizen
26,1144.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)38,154100.0
Europe8,41122.0
Asia9,45424.8
Africa1,1252.9
Oceania630.2
Latin America17,35845.5
Northern America1,7434.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over530,219100.0
English only476,29389.8
Language other than English53,92610.2
Speak English less than 'very well
25,9444.9
Spanish
31,7876.0
Speak English less than "very well"
16,4153.1
Other Indo-European languages
12,3802.3
Speak English less than "very well"
4,2080.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
7,2201.4
Speak English less than "very well"
4,3660.8
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population574,335100.0

Total ancestries reported

648,902113.0
Arab3,7160.6
Czech12,4160.4
Danish4,3140.8
Dutch113,09319.7
English58,24010.1
French (except Basque)120,9233.6
French Canadian16,2031.1
German110,61019.3
Greek1,8040.3
Hungarian2,2140.4
Irish161,95710.8
Italian15,2412.7
Lithuanian3,8050.7
Norwegian5,5261.0
Polish45,5887.9
Portuguese2820.0
Russian2,3280.4
Scotch-Irish7,6421.3
Scottish9,3501.6
Slovak5520.1
Subsaharan African3,6520.6
Swedish12,2922.1
Swiss1,6500.3
Ukrainian1,1900.2
United States or American26,2624.6
Welsh2,8530.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5160.1
Other ancestries124,68321.7
(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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