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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pontotoc 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 26,726 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,412 100.0   Native 26,423 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 358 5.6       Born in United States 26,376 98.7
Kindergarten 446 7.0           State of residence 21,542 80.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,434 53.6           Different state 4,834 18.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,387 21.6       Born outside United States 47 0.2
College or graduate school 787 12.3   Foreign born 303 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 195 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 68 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 17,082 100.0       Not a citizen 235 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,834 10.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,857 22.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,775 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 303 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,848 16.7   Europe 55 18.2
Associate degree 818 4.8   Asia 36 11.9
Bachelor's degree 1,410 8.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 540 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 183 60.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.7 (X)   Northern America 29 9.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,760 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,512 100.0   English only 23,991 96.9
Never married 3,720 18.1   Language other than English 769 3.1
Now married, except separated 12,613 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 301 1.2
Separated 475 2.3   Spanish 441 1.8
Widowed 1,580 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 225 0.9
 Female 1,347 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 309 1.2
Divorced 2,124 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.3
 Female 1,112 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                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 26,726 100.0
           under 18 years 754 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,990 78.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 469 62.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,372 100.0   Dutch 138 0.5
Civilian veterans 2,276 11.7   English 1,562 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 340 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,039 3.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,504 100.0   Greek 17 0.1
With a disability 609 9.4   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,839 100.0   Irish¹ 2,175 8.1
With a disability 3,039 20.5   Italian 241 0.9
 Percent employed 48.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,800 79.5   Norwegian 13 0.0
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 62 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,217 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,646 51.2   Russian 12 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 258 1.0
        Scottish 232 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,760 100.0   Subsaharan African 140 0.5
Same house in 1995 15,080 60.9   Swedish 64 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,477 38.3   Swiss 22 0.1
 Same county 5,226 21.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,251 17.2   United States or American 9,385 35.1
  Same state 2,950 11.9   Welsh 56 0.2
  Different state 1,301 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 203 0.8   Other ancestries 5,187 19.4
 
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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