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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Oktibbeha 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 42,902 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,744 100.0   Native 41,481 96.7
Nursery school, preschool 756 3.8       Born in United States 41,364 96.4
Kindergarten 513 2.6           State of residence 30,669 71.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,121 20.9           Different state 10,695 24.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,019 10.2       Born outside United States 117 0.3
College or graduate school 12,335 62.5   Foreign born 1,421 3.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,147 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 232 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 21,250 100.0       Not a citizen 1,189 2.8
Less than 9th grade 1,513 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,746 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,616 21.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,421 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,898 18.3   Europe 112 7.9
Associate degree 1,075 5.1   Asia 1,026 72.2
Bachelor's degree 3,828 18.0   Africa 58 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,574 16.8   Oceania 14 1.0
        Latin America 142 10.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 69 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,351 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 35,419 100.0   English only 38,218 94.7
Never married 15,793 44.6   Language other than English 2,133 5.3
Now married, except separated 14,636 41.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 907 2.2
Separated 797 2.3   Spanish 661 1.6
Widowed 1,767 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 224 0.6
 Female 1,344 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 563 1.4
Divorced 2,426 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 141 0.3
 Female 1,525 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 756 1.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 509 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,902 100.0
           under 18 years 698 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,069 86.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 335 48.0   Arab 110 0.3
        Czech¹ 95 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 45 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,813 100.0   Dutch 317 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,616 7.7   English 3,434 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 685 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 143 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,851 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,987 100.0   Greek 88 0.2
With a disability 1,128 9.4   Hungarian 27 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,369 100.0   Irish¹ 3,143 7.3
With a disability 4,700 19.3   Italian 575 1.3
 Percent employed 52.8 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 19,669 80.7   Norwegian 106 0.2
 Percent employed 70.4 (X)   Polish 166 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,592 100.0   Portuguese 39 0.1
With a disability 1,689 47.0   Russian 77 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,353 3.2
        Scottish 1,047 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,351 100.0   Subsaharan African 400 0.9
Same house in 1995 17,011 42.2   Swedish 159 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,465 55.7   Swiss 109 0.3
 Same county 8,795 21.8   Ukrainian 56 0.1
 Different county 13,670 33.9   United States or American 3,817 8.9
  Same state 8,848 21.9   Welsh 178 0.4
  Different state 4,822 12.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 875 2.2   Other ancestries 17,977 41.9
 
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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