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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lowndes 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 92,115 100.0
      enrolled in school 30,067 100.0   Native 89,654 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,156 7.2       Born in United States 88,067 95.6
Kindergarten 1,315 4.4           State of residence 55,868 60.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,543 38.4           Different state 32,199 35.0
High school (grades 9-12) 5,587 18.6       Born outside United States 1,587 1.7
College or graduate school 9,466 31.5   Foreign born 2,461 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,017 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,069 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 54,237 100.0       Not a citizen 1,392 1.5
Less than 9th grade 3,564 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,555 15.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,587 30.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,461 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,642 21.5   Europe 467 19.0
Associate degree 3,224 5.9   Asia 579 23.5
Bachelor's degree 6,768 12.5   Africa 61 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,897 7.2   Oceania 4 0.2
        Latin America 1,278 51.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.7 (X)   Northern America 72 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 85,728 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 71,788 100.0   English only 81,522 95.1
Never married 21,482 29.9   Language other than English 4,206 4.9
Now married, except separated 36,775 51.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,497 1.7
Separated 1,931 2.7   Spanish 2,702 3.2
Widowed 4,361 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,026 1.2
 Female 3,522 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 881 1.0
Divorced 7,239 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 172 0.2
 Female 4,143 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 592 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 299 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 92,115 100.0
           under 18 years 2,178 100.0     Total ancestries reported 80,223 87.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,054 48.4   Arab 173 0.2
        Czech¹ 123 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 124 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 65,225 100.0   Dutch 841 0.9
Civilian veterans 11,883 18.2   English 7,413 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,505 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 284 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,643 7.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 22,761 100.0   Greek 230 0.2
With a disability 1,820 8.0   Hungarian 146 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 47,497 100.0   Irish¹ 6,581 7.1
With a disability 10,043 21.1   Italian 1,763 1.9
 Percent employed 55.1 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 37,454 78.9   Norwegian 335 0.4
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 865 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 7,966 100.0   Portuguese 91 0.1
With a disability 3,996 50.2   Russian 157 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,874 2.0
        Scottish 1,533 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 47 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 85,728 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,012 1.1
Same house in 1995 39,155 45.7   Swedish 402 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 44,299 51.7   Swiss 88 0.1
 Same county 21,513 25.1   Ukrainian 110 0.1
 Different county 22,786 26.6   United States or American 10,628 11.5
  Same state 9,056 10.6   Welsh 299 0.3
  Different state 13,730 16.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 232 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 2,274 2.7   Other ancestries 36,709 39.9
 
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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