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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Walker 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 70,713 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,536 100.0   Native 70,200 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 898 5.8       Born in United States 69,884 98.8
Kindergarten 795 5.1           State of residence 59,301 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,679 49.4           Different state 10,583 15.0
High school (grades 9-12) 3,583 23.1       Born outside United States 316 0.4
College or graduate school 2,581 16.6   Foreign born 513 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 294 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 147 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 47,919 100.0       Not a citizen 366 0.5
Less than 9th grade 5,603 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,110 21.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,647 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 513 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,499 17.7   Europe 74 14.4
Associate degree 2,684 5.6   Asia 110 21.4
Bachelor's degree 2,566 5.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,810 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 300 58.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.2 (X)   Northern America 29 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 66,242 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 57,033 100.0   English only 64,758 97.8
Never married 10,164 17.8   Language other than English 1,484 2.2
Now married, except separated 34,179 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 513 0.8
Separated 1,072 1.9   Spanish 942 1.4
Widowed 5,150 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 386 0.6
 Female 4,419 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 435 0.7
Divorced 6,468 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.2
 Female 3,453 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 80 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 70,713 100.0
           under 18 years 1,845 100.0     Total ancestries reported 50,305 71.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,146 62.1   Arab 28 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 60 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,074 100.0   Dutch 926 1.3
Civilian veterans 7,375 13.6   English 4,789 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 579 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 114 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,789 3.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,786 100.0   Greek 57 0.1
With a disability 1,503 10.2   Hungarian 23 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 40,732 100.0   Irish¹ 6,248 8.8
With a disability 12,247 30.1   Italian 678 1.0
 Percent employed 45.8 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 28,485 69.9   Norwegian 52 0.1
 Percent employed 69.1 (X)   Polish 164 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 9,856 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 5,442 55.2   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 995 1.4
        Scottish 1,017 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 66,242 100.0   Subsaharan African 134 0.2
Same house in 1995 42,321 63.9   Swedish 89 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,609 35.6   Swiss 14 0.0
 Same county 16,097 24.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 7,512 11.3   United States or American 19,600 27.7
  Same state 4,873 7.4   Welsh 152 0.2
  Different state 2,639 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 41 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 312 0.5   Other ancestries 11,683 16.5
 
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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