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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Arkansas 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 20,749 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,072 100.0   Native 20,666 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 391 7.7       Born in United States 20,649 99.5
Kindergarten 213 4.2           State of residence 17,574 84.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,476 48.8           Different state 3,075 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,249 24.6       Born outside United States 17 0.1
College or graduate school 743 14.6   Foreign born 83 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 26 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 37 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 13,888 100.0       Not a citizen 46 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,461 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,370 17.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,527 39.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 83 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,399 17.3   Europe 13 15.7
Associate degree 439 3.2   Asia 45 54.2
Bachelor's degree 1,176 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 516 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 24 28.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.4 (X)   Northern America 1 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,372 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,492 100.0   English only 18,936 97.7
Never married 3,198 19.4   Language other than English 436 2.3
Now married, except separated 9,569 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 202 1.0
Separated 339 2.1   Spanish 231 1.2
Widowed 1,494 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 96 0.5
 Female 1,246 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 125 0.6
Divorced 1,892 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 0.3
 Female 1,041 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 50 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,749 100.0
           under 18 years 603 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,488 79.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 390 64.7   Arab 42 0.2
        Czech¹ 21 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 30 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,563 100.0   Dutch 244 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,812 11.6   English 1,361 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 416 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 20 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,226 10.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,470 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 502 11.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,454 100.0   Irish¹ 1,621 7.8
With a disability 2,816 24.6   Italian 155 0.7
 Percent employed 53.8 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 8,638 75.4   Norwegian 47 0.2
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 62 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,116 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,704 54.7   Russian 16 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 311 1.5
        Scottish 165 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 73 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 19,372 100.0   Subsaharan African 106 0.5
Same house in 1995 11,784 60.8   Swedish 35 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,504 38.7   Swiss 19 0.1
 Same county 4,971 25.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,533 13.1   United States or American 2,781 13.4
  Same state 1,653 8.5   Welsh 38 0.2
  Different state 880 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 84 0.4   Other ancestries 6,693 32.3
 
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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