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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pulaski 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 56,217 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,531 100.0   Native 55,790 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 723 5.8       Born in United States 55,678 99.0
Kindergarten 794 6.3           State of residence 44,073 78.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,107 48.7           Different state 11,605 20.6
High school (grades 9-12) 3,126 24.9       Born outside United States 112 0.2
College or graduate school 1,781 14.2   Foreign born 427 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 198 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 179 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 38,430 100.0       Not a citizen 248 0.4
Less than 9th grade 6,961 18.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,264 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,386 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 427 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,010 15.6   Europe 107 25.1
Associate degree 1,776 4.6   Asia 256 60.0
Bachelor's degree 2,225 5.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,808 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 42 9.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.6 (X)   Northern America 22 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 52,874 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,462 100.0   English only 51,787 97.9
Never married 8,143 17.9   Language other than English 1,087 2.1
Now married, except separated 28,049 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 448 0.8
Separated 830 1.8   Spanish 471 0.9
Widowed 3,655 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 226 0.4
 Female 3,114 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 381 0.7
Divorced 4,785 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 60 0.1
 Female 2,521 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 184 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 138 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,217 100.0
           under 18 years 666 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,902 67.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 372 55.9   Arab 65 0.1
        Czech¹ 39 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,979 100.0   Dutch 614 1.1
Civilian veterans 5,776 13.4   English 5,457 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 591 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 51 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,826 6.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,783 100.0   Greek 40 0.1
With a disability 1,353 11.5   Hungarian 100 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 31,937 100.0   Irish¹ 4,108 7.3
With a disability 9,812 30.7   Italian 328 0.6
 Percent employed 45.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 22,125 69.3   Norwegian 143 0.3
 Percent employed 74.4 (X)   Polish 190 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 8,004 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 4,179 52.2   Russian 68 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 817 1.5
        Scottish 702 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 52,874 100.0   Subsaharan African 36 0.1
Same house in 1995 30,748 58.2   Swedish 75 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,767 41.2   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 13,485 25.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 8,282 15.7   United States or American 14,538 25.9
  Same state 4,053 7.7   Welsh 154 0.3
  Different state 4,229 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 359 0.7   Other ancestries 5,899 10.5
 
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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