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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shelby 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 43,445 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,554 100.0   Native 42,763 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 615 5.8       Born in United States 42,639 98.1
Kindergarten 665 6.3           State of residence 35,312 81.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,390 51.1           Different state 7,327 16.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,441 23.1       Born outside United States 124 0.3
College or graduate school 1,443 13.7   Foreign born 682 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 480 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 127 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 28,351 100.0       Not a citizen 555 1.3
Less than 9th grade 1,416 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,299 15.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,672 44.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 682 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,863 17.2   Europe 164 24.0
Associate degree 1,488 5.2   Asia 185 27.1
Bachelor's degree 2,268 8.0   Africa 4 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,345 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 319 46.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 10 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,519 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,899 100.0   English only 39,470 97.4
Never married 7,005 20.7   Language other than English 1,049 2.6
Now married, except separated 20,610 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 526 1.3
Separated 341 1.0   Spanish 580 1.4
Widowed 2,060 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 305 0.8
 Female 1,646 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 301 0.7
Divorced 3,883 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.3
 Female 2,078 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 160 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 113 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,445 100.0
           under 18 years 605 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,928 87.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 304 50.2   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 21 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,867 100.0   Dutch 951 2.2
Civilian veterans 4,574 14.4   English 4,662 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 920 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,157 25.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,104 100.0   Greek 77 0.2
With a disability 725 7.2   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,910 100.0   Irish¹ 4,799 11.0
With a disability 5,683 22.8   Italian 402 0.9
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 19,227 77.2   Norwegian 54 0.1
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 459 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 4,995 100.0   Portuguese 23 0.1
With a disability 2,137 42.8   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 525 1.2
        Scottish 728 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,519 100.0   Subsaharan African 48 0.1
Same house in 1995 23,739 58.6   Swedish 255 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,390 40.5   Swiss 91 0.2
 Same county 9,571 23.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,819 16.8   United States or American 8,677 20.0
  Same state 5,213 12.9   Welsh 223 0.5
  Different state 1,606 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 390 1.0   Other ancestries 3,706 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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