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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mississippi 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 51,979 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,939 100.0   Native 51,362 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 953 6.8       Born in United States 51,208 98.5
Kindergarten 1,028 7.4           State of residence 35,415 68.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,995 50.2           Different state 15,793 30.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,308 23.7       Born outside United States 154 0.3
College or graduate school 1,655 11.9   Foreign born 617 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 359 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 200 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 31,612 100.0       Not a citizen 417 0.8
Less than 9th grade 4,850 15.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,298 19.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,151 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 617 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,479 17.3   Europe 90 14.6
Associate degree 1,263 4.0   Asia 69 11.2
Bachelor's degree 2,443 7.7   Africa 16 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,128 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 429 69.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.7 (X)   Northern America 13 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,798 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 39,190 100.0   English only 46,247 96.8
Never married 9,408 24.0   Language other than English 1,551 3.2
Now married, except separated 20,757 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 635 1.3
Separated 1,397 3.6   Spanish 1,137 2.4
Widowed 3,338 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 528 1.1
 Female 2,835 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 346 0.7
Divorced 4,290 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.2
 Female 2,277 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 63 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 51,979 100.0
           under 18 years 1,934 100.0     Total ancestries reported 39,794 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,215 62.8   Arab 57 0.1
        Czech¹ 34 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 36,606 100.0   Dutch 470 0.9
Civilian veterans 4,452 12.2   English 2,690 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 539 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 97 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,307 4.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,409 100.0   Greek 18 0.0
With a disability 1,358 10.1   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,494 100.0   Irish¹ 3,489 6.7
With a disability 7,558 27.5   Italian 352 0.7
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 19,936 72.5   Norwegian 82 0.2
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Polish 155 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,132 100.0   Portuguese 22 0.0
With a disability 3,513 57.3   Russian 15 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 383 0.7
        Scottish 372 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 47,798 100.0   Subsaharan African 428 0.8
Same house in 1995 25,846 54.1   Swedish 136 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,736 45.5   Swiss 55 0.1
 Same county 15,934 33.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,802 12.1   United States or American 8,464 16.3
  Same state 1,784 3.7   Welsh 149 0.3
  Different state 4,018 8.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 41 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 216 0.5   Other ancestries 19,400 37.3
 
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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