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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Lucie 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 192,695 100.0
      enrolled in school 43,393 100.0   Native 172,530 89.5
Nursery school, preschool 2,977 6.9       Born in United States 169,798 88.1
Kindergarten 2,569 5.9           State of residence 59,265 30.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 20,979 48.3           Different state 110,533 57.4
High school (grades 9-12) 9,808 22.6       Born outside United States 2,732 1.4
College or graduate school 7,060 16.3   Foreign born 20,165 10.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,333 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,746 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 136,448 100.0       Not a citizen 11,419 5.9
Less than 9th grade 9,190 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,273 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 44,627 32.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,165 100.0
Some college, no degree 31,216 22.9   Europe 4,292 21.3
Associate degree 9,580 7.0   Asia 1,651 8.2
Bachelor's degree 13,432 9.8   Africa 132 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 7,130 5.2   Oceania 35 0.2
        Latin America 12,888 63.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.7 (X)   Northern America 1,167 5.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 182,029 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 156,498 100.0   English only 156,941 86.2
Never married 30,889 19.7   Language other than English 25,088 13.8
Now married, except separated 91,652 58.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,878 6.0
Separated 3,362 2.1   Spanish 13,807 7.6
Widowed 13,791 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,786 3.7
 Female 10,906 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 9,404 5.2
Divorced 16,804 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,353 1.8
 Female 9,239 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,288 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 564 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 192,695 100.0
           under 18 years 4,328 100.0     Total ancestries reported 206,943 107.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,890 43.7   Arab 513 0.3
        Czech¹ 901 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 618 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 149,263 100.0   Dutch 3,169 1.6
Civilian veterans 27,002 18.1   English 21,278 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,402 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,500 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,708 14.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 38,705 100.0   Greek 1,068 0.6
With a disability 3,542 9.2   Hungarian 1,677 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 98,695 100.0   Irish¹ 28,196 14.6
With a disability 26,006 26.3   Italian 21,034 10.9
 Percent employed 57.1 (X)   Lithuanian 555 0.3
No disability 72,689 73.7   Norwegian 1,650 0.9
 Percent employed 74.2 (X)   Polish 7,053 3.7
     Population 65 years and over 42,935 100.0   Portuguese 981 0.5
With a disability 15,518 36.1   Russian 1,842 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 2,985 1.5
        Scottish 3,802 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 605 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 182,029 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,706 0.9
Same house in 1995 94,514 51.9   Swedish 2,242 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 83,508 45.9   Swiss 389 0.2
 Same county 40,665 22.3   Ukrainian 747 0.4
 Different county 42,843 23.5   United States or American 14,452 7.5
  Same state 20,538 11.3   Welsh 1,110 0.6
  Different state 22,305 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6,272 3.3
Elsewhere in 1995 4,007 2.2   Other ancestries 45,488 23.6
 
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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