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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 36,062 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,047 100.0   Native 35,371 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 633 7.0       Born in United States 35,187 97.6
Kindergarten 456 5.0           State of residence 29,681 82.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,185 46.3           Different state 5,506 15.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,339 25.9       Born outside United States 184 0.5
College or graduate school 1,434 15.9   Foreign born 691 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 203 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 334 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 24,540 100.0       Not a citizen 357 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,565 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,293 13.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,000 36.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 691 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,873 23.9   Europe 292 42.3
Associate degree 1,580 6.4   Asia 221 32.0
Bachelor's degree 2,102 8.6   Africa 7 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,127 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 160 23.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.2 (X)   Northern America 11 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,101 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,893 100.0   English only 32,800 96.2
Never married 5,949 20.6   Language other than English 1,301 3.8
Now married, except separated 17,217 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 353 1.0
Separated 381 1.3   Spanish 587 1.7
Widowed 2,026 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 190 0.6
 Female 1,618 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 500 1.5
Divorced 3,320 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.2
 Female 1,624 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 174 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,062 100.0
           under 18 years 573 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,636 101.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 270 47.1   Arab 15 0.0
        Czech¹ 201 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 228 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,331 100.0   Dutch 1,309 3.6
Civilian veterans 3,404 12.5   English 3,378 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,224 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 199 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,787 32.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,998 100.0   Greek 59 0.2
With a disability 479 6.0   Hungarian 182 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,575 100.0   Irish¹ 6,359 17.6
With a disability 2,588 13.9   Italian 1,065 3.0
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 113 0.3
No disability 15,987 86.1   Norwegian 1,103 3.1
 Percent employed 81.1 (X)   Polish 786 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,817 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,582 32.8   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 467 1.3
        Scottish 648 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 79 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 34,101 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.0
Same house in 1995 20,503 60.1   Swedish 1,128 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,376 39.2   Swiss 161 0.4
 Same county 6,758 19.8   Ukrainian 40 0.1
 Different county 6,618 19.4   United States or American 2,284 6.3
  Same state 5,227 15.3   Welsh 136 0.4
  Different state 1,391 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 222 0.7   Other ancestries 3,625 10.1
 
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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