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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lee 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 440,888 100.0
      enrolled in school 81,283 100.0   Native 400,526 90.8
Nursery school, preschool 5,826 7.2       Born in United States 392,088 88.9
Kindergarten 5,079 6.2           State of residence 99,888 22.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 40,160 49.4           Different state 292,200 66.3
High school (grades 9-12) 17,679 21.7       Born outside United States 8,438 1.9
College or graduate school 12,539 15.4   Foreign born 40,362 9.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17,858 4.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 15,380 3.5
  Population 25 years and over 327,672 100.0       Not a citizen 24,982 5.7
Less than 9th grade 16,393 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 41,627 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 106,623 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 40,362 100.0
Some college, no degree 74,189 22.6   Europe 10,779 26.7
Associate degree 19,687 6.0   Asia 2,955 7.3
Bachelor's degree 44,193 13.5   Africa 363 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 24,960 7.6   Oceania 94 0.2
        Latin America 22,015 54.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.3 (X)   Northern America 4,156 10.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 417,783 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 368,561 100.0   English only 361,208 86.5
Never married 64,984 17.6   Language other than English 56,575 13.5
Now married, except separated 223,379 60.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,424 5.8
Separated 6,186 1.7   Spanish 36,086 8.6
Widowed 33,190 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,377 4.2
 Female 26,085 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 17,177 4.1
Divorced 40,822 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,822 1.4
 Female 21,902 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,114 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 886 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 440,888 100.0
           under 18 years 7,108 100.0     Total ancestries reported 475,893 107.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,232 45.5   Arab 1,250 0.3
        Czech¹ 3,033 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,880 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 354,439 100.0   Dutch 8,619 2.0
Civilian veterans 68,168 19.2   English 57,736 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,942 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,580 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 83,131 18.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 74,636 100.0   Greek 2,135 0.5
With a disability 6,468 8.7   Hungarian 3,632 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 229,414 100.0   Irish¹ 60,683 13.8
With a disability 47,990 20.9   Italian 35,459 8.0
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 1,615 0.4
No disability 181,424 79.1   Norwegian 5,408 1.2
 Percent employed 73.8 (X)   Polish 15,999 3.6
     Population 65 years and over 109,415 100.0   Portuguese 1,936 0.4
With a disability 36,467 33.3   Russian 3,387 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 7,989 1.8
        Scottish 10,447 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,857 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 417,783 100.0   Subsaharan African 898 0.2
Same house in 1995 199,156 47.7   Swedish 6,558 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 205,704 49.2   Swiss 1,607 0.4
 Same county 102,000 24.4   Ukrainian 1,464 0.3
 Different county 103,704 24.8   United States or American 36,241 8.2
  Same state 25,590 6.1   Welsh 3,551 0.8
  Different state 78,114 18.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5,281 1.2
Elsewhere in 1995 12,923 3.1   Other ancestries 92,575 21.0
 
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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