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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Neshoba 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 28,684 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,642 100.0   Native 28,463 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 667 8.7       Born in United States 28,376 98.9
Kindergarten 582 7.6           State of residence 24,718 86.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,713 48.6           Different state 3,658 12.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,789 23.4       Born outside United States 87 0.3
College or graduate school 891 11.7   Foreign born 221 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 57 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 129 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 17,780 100.0       Not a citizen 92 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,930 10.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,816 21.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,629 31.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 221 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,300 18.6   Europe 27 12.2
Associate degree 1,071 6.0   Asia 136 61.5
Bachelor's degree 1,305 7.3   Africa 6 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 729 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 52 23.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,468 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,956 100.0   English only 23,289 88.0
Never married 5,246 23.9   Language other than English 3,179 12.0
Now married, except separated 11,853 54.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,473 5.6
Separated 516 2.4   Spanish 204 0.8
Widowed 2,096 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.3
 Female 1,754 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 145 0.5
Divorced 2,245 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
 Female 1,237 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 106 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,684 100.0
           under 18 years 893 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,148 73.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 649 72.7   Arab 40 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,496 100.0   Dutch 106 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,338 11.4   English 1,394 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 241 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 774 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,176 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 528 7.4   Hungarian 17 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,978 100.0   Irish¹ 2,094 7.3
With a disability 3,780 25.2   Italian 107 0.4
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 11,198 74.8   Norwegian 4 0.0
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 18 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,722 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 1,950 52.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 473 1.6
        Scottish 154 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,468 100.0   Subsaharan African 98 0.3
Same house in 1995 16,780 63.4   Swedish 67 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,552 36.1   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 5,444 20.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,108 15.5   United States or American 5,613 19.6
  Same state 2,861 10.8   Welsh 14 0.0
  Different state 1,247 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 136 0.5   Other ancestries 9,890 34.5
 
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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