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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Graves 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 37,028 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,421 100.0   Native 36,242 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 476 5.7       Born in United States 36,125 97.6
Kindergarten 439 5.2           State of residence 26,541 71.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,232 50.3           Different state 9,584 25.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,023 24.0       Born outside United States 117 0.3
College or graduate school 1,251 14.9   Foreign born 786 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 518 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 177 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 24,932 100.0       Not a citizen 609 1.6
Less than 9th grade 2,658 10.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,977 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,694 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 786 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,465 17.9   Europe 89 11.3
Associate degree 1,008 4.0   Asia 134 17.0
Bachelor's degree 1,864 7.5   Africa 5 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,266 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 483 61.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.4 (X)   Northern America 75 9.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,584 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,541 100.0   English only 33,113 95.7
Never married 5,311 18.0   Language other than English 1,471 4.3
Now married, except separated 18,222 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 676 2.0
Separated 501 1.7   Spanish 936 2.7
Widowed 2,490 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 547 1.6
 Female 2,028 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 390 1.1
Divorced 3,017 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.3
 Female 1,627 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 134 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,028 100.0
           under 18 years 541 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,041 73.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 297 54.9   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 76 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 27 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,983 100.0   Dutch 357 1.0
Civilian veterans 3,600 12.9   English 3,278 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 530 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 52 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,041 8.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,805 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 685 8.8   Hungarian 17 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,526 100.0   Irish¹ 3,831 10.3
With a disability 4,750 23.1   Italian 402 1.1
 Percent employed 45.5 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 15,776 76.9   Norwegian 109 0.3
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 176 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 5,668 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 2,732 48.2   Russian 43 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 732 2.0
        Scottish 470 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,584 100.0   Subsaharan African 107 0.3
Same house in 1995 20,810 60.2   Swedish 101 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,501 39.0   Swiss 51 0.1
 Same county 8,619 24.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,882 14.1   United States or American 8,402 22.7
  Same state 2,447 7.1   Welsh 153 0.4
  Different state 2,435 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 273 0.8   Other ancestries 5,058 13.7
 
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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