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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Attala 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 19,661 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,044 100.0   Native 19,508 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 359 7.1       Born in United States 19,427 98.8
Kindergarten 315 6.2           State of residence 17,177 87.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,601 51.6           Different state 2,250 11.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,193 23.7       Born outside United States 81 0.4
College or graduate school 576 11.4   Foreign born 153 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 125 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8 0.0
  Population 25 years and over 12,674 100.0       Not a citizen 145 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,710 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,925 23.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,783 29.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 153 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,231 17.6   Europe 16 10.5
Associate degree 549 4.3   Asia 44 28.8
Bachelor's degree 959 7.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 517 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 93 60.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,398 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,405 100.0   English only 17,952 97.6
Never married 3,586 23.3   Language other than English 446 2.4
Now married, except separated 8,290 53.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 188 1.0
Separated 627 4.1   Spanish 291 1.6
Widowed 1,596 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 135 0.7
 Female 1,343 8.7   Other Indo-European languages 95 0.5
Divorced 1,306 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.1
 Female 674 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,661 100.0
           under 18 years 525 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,295 67.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 304 57.9   Arab 33 0.2
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,537 100.0   Dutch 97 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,730 11.9   English 673 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 163 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 52 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 535 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,685 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 426 9.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,243 100.0   Irish¹ 1,469 7.5
With a disability 2,792 27.3   Italian 114 0.6
 Percent employed 42.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,451 72.7   Norwegian 52 0.3
 Percent employed 73.0 (X)   Polish 24 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,129 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,747 55.8   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 308 1.6
        Scottish 315 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,398 100.0   Subsaharan African 137 0.7
Same house in 1995 11,803 64.2   Swedish 11 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,479 35.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,687 20.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,792 15.2   United States or American 2,001 10.2
  Same state 1,636 8.9   Welsh 37 0.2
  Different state 1,156 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 32 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 116 0.6   Other ancestries 7,192 36.6
 
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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