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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meriwether 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 22,534 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,667 100.0   Native 22,371 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 535 9.4       Born in United States 22,247 98.7
Kindergarten 302 5.3           State of residence 18,981 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,904 51.2           Different state 3,266 14.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,453 25.6       Born outside United States 124 0.6
College or graduate school 473 8.3   Foreign born 163 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 64 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 57 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 14,434 100.0       Not a citizen 106 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,727 12.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,214 22.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,146 35.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 163 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,305 16.0   Europe 60 36.8
Associate degree 483 3.3   Asia 7 4.3
Bachelor's degree 932 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 627 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 94 57.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.8 (X)   Northern America 2 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,017 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,506 100.0   English only 20,565 97.8
Never married 4,714 26.9   Language other than English 452 2.2
Now married, except separated 8,815 50.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 186 0.9
Separated 561 3.2   Spanish 273 1.3
Widowed 1,686 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.6
 Female 1,443 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 162 0.8
Divorced 1,730 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 46 0.2
 Female 863 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,534 100.0
           under 18 years 899 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,506 73.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 420 46.7   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 40 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,471 100.0   Dutch 154 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,923 11.7   English 1,079 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 135 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 789 3.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,384 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 547 10.2   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,197 100.0   Irish¹ 1,209 5.4
With a disability 3,349 27.5   Italian 108 0.5
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 8,848 72.5   Norwegian 49 0.2
 Percent employed 73.9 (X)   Polish 129 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,010 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 1,672 55.5   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 237 1.1
        Scottish 234 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,017 100.0   Subsaharan African 259 1.1
Same house in 1995 13,356 63.5   Swedish 34 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,474 35.6   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 3,586 17.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,888 18.5   United States or American 3,691 16.4
  Same state 2,943 14.0   Welsh 86 0.4
  Different state 945 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 60 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 187 0.9   Other ancestries 8,150 36.2
 
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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