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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alcorn 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 34,558 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,421 100.0   Native 34,210 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 477 6.4       Born in United States 34,129 98.8
Kindergarten 446 6.0           State of residence 24,735 71.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,714 50.0           Different state 9,394 27.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,768 23.8       Born outside United States 81 0.2
College or graduate school 1,016 13.7   Foreign born 348 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 183 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 136 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 23,159 100.0       Not a citizen 212 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,084 13.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,315 18.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,068 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 348 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,716 16.0   Europe 77 22.1
Associate degree 1,268 5.5   Asia 54 15.5
Bachelor's degree 1,774 7.7   Africa 11 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 934 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 175 50.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.1 (X)   Northern America 31 8.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,280 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,724 100.0   English only 31,447 97.4
Never married 5,211 18.8   Language other than English 833 2.6
Now married, except separated 16,179 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 1.0
Separated 488 1.8   Spanish 583 1.8
Widowed 2,661 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 264 0.8
 Female 2,255 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 152 0.5
Divorced 3,185 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
 Female 1,751 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 61 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,558 100.0
           under 18 years 709 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,245 70.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 434 61.2   Arab 10 0.0
        Czech¹ 25 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 13 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,309 100.0   Dutch 194 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,680 10.2   English 2,606 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 251 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 77 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,116 3.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,413 100.0   Greek 33 0.1
With a disability 526 7.1   Hungarian 23 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,596 100.0   Irish¹ 2,517 7.3
With a disability 5,225 26.7   Italian 274 0.8
 Percent employed 40.0 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 14,371 73.3   Norwegian 48 0.1
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 72 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,818 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 2,489 51.7   Russian 20 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 441 1.3
        Scottish 251 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 32,280 100.0   Subsaharan African 96 0.3
Same house in 1995 20,559 63.7   Swedish 50 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,499 35.6   Swiss 9 0.0
 Same county 7,102 22.0   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 4,397 13.6   United States or American 9,202 26.6
  Same state 1,740 5.4   Welsh 44 0.1
  Different state 2,657 8.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 222 0.7   Other ancestries 6,853 19.8
 
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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