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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fayette 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 25,588 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,544 100.0   Native 25,458 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 371 6.7       Born in United States 25,406 99.3
Kindergarten 371 6.7           State of residence 18,651 72.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,815 50.8           Different state 6,755 26.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,253 22.6       Born outside United States 52 0.2
College or graduate school 734 13.2   Foreign born 130 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 17,125 100.0       Not a citizen 67 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,452 8.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,045 17.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,963 46.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 130 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,578 15.1   Europe 59 45.4
Associate degree 744 4.3   Asia 37 28.5
Bachelor's degree 832 4.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 511 3.0   Oceania 14 10.8
        Latin America 20 15.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,925 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,422 100.0   English only 23,532 98.4
Never married 3,818 18.7   Language other than English 393 1.6
Now married, except separated 12,153 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.6
Separated 338 1.7   Spanish 247 1.0
Widowed 1,669 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 95 0.4
 Female 1,370 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 100 0.4
Divorced 2,444 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
 Female 1,314 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 46 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,588 100.0
           under 18 years 428 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,217 75.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 194 45.3   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,335 100.0   Dutch 297 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,766 14.3   English 2,169 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 526 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,850 15.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,354 100.0   Greek 12 0.0
With a disability 673 12.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,364 100.0   Irish¹ 2,401 9.4
With a disability 3,402 23.7   Italian 202 0.8
 Percent employed 58.2 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 10,962 76.3   Norwegian 135 0.5
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 83 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,738 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,787 47.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 335 1.3
        Scottish 417 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,925 100.0   Subsaharan African 15 0.1
Same house in 1995 13,873 58.0   Swedish 121 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,951 41.6   Swiss 38 0.1
 Same county 6,893 28.8   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 3,058 12.8   United States or American 6,203 24.2
  Same state 2,172 9.1   Welsh 157 0.6
  Different state 886 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.4   Other ancestries 2,187 8.5
 
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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