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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeSoto 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 32,209 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,014 100.0   Native 26,172 81.3
Nursery school, preschool 371 6.2       Born in United States 25,763 80.0
Kindergarten 409 6.8           State of residence 13,289 41.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,425 57.0           Different state 12,474 38.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,253 20.8       Born outside United States 409 1.3
College or graduate school 556 9.2   Foreign born 6,037 18.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,005 12.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 761 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 21,222 100.0       Not a citizen 5,276 16.4
Less than 9th grade 4,121 19.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,615 17.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,497 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,037 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,470 16.4   Europe 166 2.7
Associate degree 740 3.5   Asia 124 2.1
Bachelor's degree 1,100 5.2   Africa 15 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 679 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5,445 90.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.5 (X)   Northern America 287 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,331 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,256 100.0   English only 23,008 75.9
Never married 6,403 24.4   Language other than English 7,323 24.1
Now married, except separated 15,181 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,719 15.6
Separated 739 2.8   Spanish 6,693 22.1
Widowed 1,606 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,511 14.9
 Female 1,178 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 511 1.7
Divorced 2,327 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 173 0.6
 Female 1,031 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 60 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,209 100.0
           under 18 years 631 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,671 89.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 346 54.8   Arab 16 0.0
        Czech¹ 92 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,944 100.0   Dutch 390 1.2
Civilian veterans 3,740 15.0   English 2,628 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 826 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 240 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,896 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,766 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 606 9.0   Hungarian 51 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,308 100.0   Irish¹ 2,588 8.0
With a disability 3,608 23.6   Italian 722 2.2
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 36 0.1
No disability 11,700 76.4   Norwegian 115 0.4
 Percent employed 71.3 (X)   Polish 427 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,042 100.0   Portuguese 53 0.2
With a disability 2,420 40.1   Russian 48 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 326 1.0
        Scottish 483 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,331 100.0   Subsaharan African 156 0.5
Same house in 1995 14,662 48.3   Swedish 151 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,255 43.7   Swiss 41 0.1
 Same county 6,265 20.7   Ukrainian 23 0.1
 Different county 6,990 23.0   United States or American 4,040 12.5
  Same state 3,622 11.9   Welsh 117 0.4
  Different state 3,368 11.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 154 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 2,414 8.0   Other ancestries 11,983 37.2
 
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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