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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Forrest 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 72,604 100.0
      enrolled in school 24,754 100.0   Native 71,148 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,262 5.1       Born in United States 70,667 97.3
Kindergarten 1,197 4.8           State of residence 54,366 74.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,108 32.8           Different state 16,301 22.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,681 14.9       Born outside United States 481 0.7
College or graduate school 10,506 42.4   Foreign born 1,456 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 981 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 353 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 41,526 100.0       Not a citizen 1,103 1.5
Less than 9th grade 2,644 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,956 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,578 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,456 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,594 23.1   Europe 420 28.8
Associate degree 2,272 5.5   Asia 634 43.5
Bachelor's degree 5,934 14.3   Africa 32 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 3,548 8.5   Oceania 15 1.0
        Latin America 321 22.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.3 (X)   Northern America 34 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 67,835 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 57,967 100.0   English only 65,069 95.9
Never married 20,526 35.4   Language other than English 2,766 4.1
Now married, except separated 25,388 43.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,071 1.6
Separated 1,314 2.3   Spanish 1,436 2.1
Widowed 4,282 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 499 0.7
 Female 3,662 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 666 1.0
Divorced 6,457 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 160 0.2
 Female 3,787 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 538 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 362 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 72,604 100.0
           under 18 years 1,721 100.0     Total ancestries reported 61,589 84.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,008 58.6   Arab 208 0.3
        Czech¹ 36 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 73 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,472 100.0   Dutch 475 0.7
Civilian veterans 6,496 11.9   English 4,702 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,811 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 382 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,433 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,533 100.0   Greek 97 0.1
With a disability 1,878 10.1   Hungarian 133 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 39,975 100.0   Irish¹ 6,240 8.6
With a disability 8,849 22.1   Italian 1,151 1.6
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.0
No disability 31,126 77.9   Norwegian 254 0.3
 Percent employed 74.1 (X)   Polish 355 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,474 100.0   Portuguese 42 0.1
With a disability 3,793 50.7   Russian 176 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,321 3.2
        Scottish 1,408 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 36 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 67,835 100.0   Subsaharan African 686 0.9
Same house in 1995 32,951 48.6   Swedish 203 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,801 49.8   Swiss 36 0.0
 Same county 15,449 22.8   Ukrainian 26 0.0
 Different county 18,352 27.1   United States or American 9,342 12.9
  Same state 11,719 17.3   Welsh 289 0.4
  Different state 6,633 9.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 61 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,083 1.6   Other ancestries 26,600 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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