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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lowndes 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 13,473 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,714 100.0   Native 13,437 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 174 4.7       Born in United States 13,389 99.4
Kindergarten 167 4.5           State of residence 12,284 91.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,982 53.4           Different state 1,105 8.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,043 28.1       Born outside United States 48 0.4
College or graduate school 348 9.4   Foreign born 36 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 16 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 8,183 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,176 14.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,749 21.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,731 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 36 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,315 16.1   Europe 7 19.4
Associate degree 311 3.8   Asia 1 2.8
Bachelor's degree 603 7.4   Africa 2 5.6
Graduate or professional degree 298 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 26 72.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,465 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,182 100.0   English only 12,247 98.3
Never married 3,465 34.0   Language other than English 218 1.7
Now married, except separated 4,396 43.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 0.8
Separated 431 4.2   Spanish 148 1.2
Widowed 944 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.6
 Female 771 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 48 0.4
Divorced 946 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
 Female 471 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,473 100.0
           under 18 years 628 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,307 76.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 305 48.6   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 19 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,410 100.0   Dutch 52 0.4
Civilian veterans 835 8.9   English 441 3.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 145 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 146 1.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,638 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 349 9.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,115 100.0   Irish¹ 256 1.9
With a disability 2,657 37.3   Italian 37 0.3
 Percent employed 44.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,458 62.7   Norwegian 5 0.0
 Percent employed 64.1 (X)   Polish 22 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,667 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 939 56.3   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 66 0.5
        Scottish 72 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,465 100.0   Subsaharan African 125 0.9
Same house in 1995 9,441 75.7   Swedish 19 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,986 24.0   Swiss 1 0.0
 Same county 1,466 11.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,520 12.2   United States or American 602 4.5
  Same state 1,127 9.0   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 393 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 38 0.3   Other ancestries 8,276 61.4
 
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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