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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Leflore 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 37,947 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,798 100.0   Native 37,541 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 843 7.1       Born in United States 37,479 98.8
Kindergarten 719 6.1           State of residence 33,763 89.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,259 44.6           Different state 3,716 9.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,559 21.7       Born outside United States 62 0.2
College or graduate school 2,418 20.5   Foreign born 406 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 231 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 83 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 21,581 100.0       Not a citizen 323 0.9
Less than 9th grade 3,278 15.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,934 22.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,543 25.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 406 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,589 16.6   Europe 110 27.1
Associate degree 811 3.8   Asia 123 30.3
Bachelor's degree 2,248 10.4   Africa 13 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,178 5.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 160 39.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 61.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,986 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,613 100.0   English only 33,948 97.0
Never married 11,048 38.6   Language other than English 1,038 3.0
Now married, except separated 11,167 39.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 338 1.0
Separated 1,441 5.0   Spanish 621 1.8
Widowed 2,545 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.6
 Female 2,078 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 213 0.6
Divorced 2,412 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.2
 Female 1,310 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 124 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,947 100.0
           under 18 years 1,507 100.0     Total ancestries reported 29,370 77.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 874 58.0   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,642 100.0   Dutch 119 0.3
Civilian veterans 2,218 8.3   English 1,050 2.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 199 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 602 1.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,595 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 1,086 10.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,495 100.0   Irish¹ 1,274 3.4
With a disability 5,210 28.2   Italian 330 0.9
 Percent employed 44.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,285 71.8   Norwegian 12 0.0
 Percent employed 66.3 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 4,230 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,347 55.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 407 1.1
        Scottish 181 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,986 100.0   Subsaharan African 395 1.0
Same house in 1995 19,915 56.9   Swedish 27 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,520 41.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 10,180 29.1   Ukrainian 23 0.1
 Different county 4,340 12.4   United States or American 2,055 5.4
  Same state 2,785 8.0   Welsh 48 0.1
  Different state 1,555 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 23 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 551 1.6   Other ancestries 22,537 59.4
 
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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