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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Desha 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 15,341 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,212 100.0   Native 15,023 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 349 8.3       Born in United States 14,970 97.6
Kindergarten 184 4.4           State of residence 12,916 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,108 50.0           Different state 2,054 13.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,114 26.4       Born outside United States 53 0.3
College or graduate school 457 10.8   Foreign born 318 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 197 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 93 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 9,574 100.0       Not a citizen 225 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,423 14.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,928 20.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,443 36.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 318 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,516 15.8   Europe 42 13.2
Associate degree 204 2.1   Asia 80 25.2
Bachelor's degree 810 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 250 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 188 59.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.0 (X)   Northern America 8 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,202 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,794 100.0   English only 13,671 96.3
Never married 3,237 27.4   Language other than English 531 3.7
Now married, except separated 5,850 49.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 238 1.7
Separated 343 2.9   Spanish 372 2.6
Widowed 1,302 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 1.5
 Female 1,102 9.3   Other Indo-European languages 131 0.9
Divorced 1,062 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.2
 Female 596 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,341 100.0
           under 18 years 577 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,804 76.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 371 64.3   Arab 8 0.1
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,910 100.0   Dutch 116 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,213 11.1   English 388 2.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 119 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 414 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,900 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 463 11.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,098 100.0   Irish¹ 672 4.4
With a disability 2,412 29.8   Italian 107 0.7
 Percent employed 46.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,686 70.2   Norwegian 23 0.1
 Percent employed 67.4 (X)   Polish 104 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,072 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,169 56.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 112 0.7
        Scottish 66 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,202 100.0   Subsaharan African 250 1.6
Same house in 1995 8,699 61.3   Swedish 5 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,403 38.0   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,767 26.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,636 11.5   United States or American 2,432 15.9
  Same state 1,081 7.6   Welsh 13 0.1
  Different state 555 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 100 0.7   Other ancestries 6,924 45.1
 
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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