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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Colbert 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 54,984 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,414 100.0   Native 54,499 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 674 5.4       Born in United States 54,332 98.8
Kindergarten 730 5.9           State of residence 43,618 79.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,236 50.2           Different state 10,714 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,870 23.1       Born outside United States 167 0.3
College or graduate school 1,904 15.3   Foreign born 485 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 171 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 245 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 37,384 100.0       Not a citizen 240 0.4
Less than 9th grade 3,156 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,816 18.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,665 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 485 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,615 20.4   Europe 139 28.7
Associate degree 1,859 5.0   Asia 120 24.7
Bachelor's degree 3,298 8.8   Africa 25 5.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,975 5.3   Oceania 6 1.2
        Latin America 171 35.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.3 (X)   Northern America 24 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 51,637 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,139 100.0   English only 50,428 97.7
Never married 8,376 19.0   Language other than English 1,209 2.3
Now married, except separated 26,313 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 449 0.9
Separated 731 1.7   Spanish 800 1.5
Widowed 3,997 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 329 0.6
 Female 3,397 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 249 0.5
Divorced 4,722 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.1
 Female 2,573 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 134 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 54,984 100.0
           under 18 years 1,115 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,137 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 677 60.7   Arab 12 0.0
        Czech¹ 74 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 13 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 41,873 100.0   Dutch 549 1.0
Civilian veterans 5,674 13.6   English 3,785 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 556 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,002 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,646 100.0   Greek 104 0.2
With a disability 953 8.2   Hungarian 43 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 31,359 100.0   Irish¹ 5,747 10.5
With a disability 8,453 27.0   Italian 399 0.7
 Percent employed 51.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 22,906 73.0   Norwegian 161 0.3
 Percent employed 72.1 (X)   Polish 220 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 8,129 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 3,935 48.4   Russian 18 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,023 1.9
        Scottish 622 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 12 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 51,637 100.0   Subsaharan African 178 0.3
Same house in 1995 32,126 62.2   Swedish 99 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,197 37.2   Swiss 49 0.1
 Same county 12,062 23.4   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 7,135 13.8   United States or American 11,396 20.7
  Same state 4,682 9.1   Welsh 158 0.3
  Different state 2,453 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 40 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 314 0.6   Other ancestries 13,819 25.1
 
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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