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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ben Hill 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 17,484 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,520 100.0   Native 16,893 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 375 8.3       Born in United States 16,809 96.1
Kindergarten 242 5.4           State of residence 13,669 78.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,223 49.2           Different state 3,140 18.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,089 24.1       Born outside United States 84 0.5
College or graduate school 591 13.1   Foreign born 591 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 441 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 118 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 10,990 100.0       Not a citizen 473 2.7
Less than 9th grade 1,420 12.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,338 21.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,090 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 591 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,702 15.5   Europe 29 4.9
Associate degree 394 3.6   Asia 25 4.2
Bachelor's degree 643 5.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 403 3.7   Oceania 14 2.4
        Latin America 523 88.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,192 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,476 100.0   English only 15,386 95.0
Never married 3,318 24.6   Language other than English 806 5.0
Now married, except separated 6,853 50.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 512 3.2
Separated 421 3.1   Spanish 710 4.4
Widowed 1,373 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 486 3.0
 Female 1,154 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 87 0.5
Divorced 1,511 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
 Female 702 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,484 100.0
           under 18 years 432 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,565 77.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 253 58.6   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,643 100.0   Dutch 77 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,458 11.5   English 785 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 97 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 36 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 454 2.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,354 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 360 8.3   Hungarian 30 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,444 100.0   Irish¹ 1,192 6.8
With a disability 2,455 26.0   Italian 58 0.3
 Percent employed 55.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,989 74.0   Norwegian 21 0.1
 Percent employed 72.4 (X)   Polish 34 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,071 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,169 56.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 298 1.7
        Scottish 56 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,192 100.0   Subsaharan African 277 1.6
Same house in 1995 9,493 58.6   Swedish 40 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,299 38.9   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 4,144 25.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,155 13.3   United States or American 3,531 20.2
  Same state 1,409 8.7   Welsh 17 0.1
  Different state 746 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 400 2.5   Other ancestries 6,542 37.4
 
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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