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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rankin 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 115,327 100.0
      enrolled in school 28,701 100.0   Native 113,518 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,151 7.5       Born in United States 112,908 97.9
Kindergarten 1,523 5.3           State of residence 86,194 74.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,862 48.3           Different state 26,714 23.2
High school (grades 9-12) 6,518 22.7       Born outside United States 610 0.5
College or graduate school 4,647 16.2   Foreign born 1,809 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 998 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 706 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 74,885 100.0       Not a citizen 1,103 1.0
Less than 9th grade 3,848 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,774 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,511 27.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,809 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,867 23.9   Europe 284 15.7
Associate degree 5,081 6.8   Asia 622 34.4
Bachelor's degree 12,236 16.3   Africa 105 5.8
Graduate or professional degree 5,568 7.4   Oceania 8 0.4
        Latin America 658 36.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 132 7.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 107,265 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 90,763 100.0   English only 103,357 96.4
Never married 21,183 23.3   Language other than English 3,908 3.6
Now married, except separated 52,691 58.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,258 1.2
Separated 1,781 2.0   Spanish 2,389 2.2
Widowed 5,203 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 863 0.8
 Female 4,404 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 922 0.9
Divorced 9,905 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 194 0.2
 Female 5,655 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 415 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 173 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 115,327 100.0
           under 18 years 2,412 100.0     Total ancestries reported 93,163 80.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,190 49.3   Arab 204 0.2
        Czech¹ 91 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 56 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 85,365 100.0   Dutch 948 0.8
Civilian veterans 10,785 12.6   English 9,588 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,585 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 470 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,003 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 25,912 100.0   Greek 165 0.1
With a disability 1,770 6.8   Hungarian 119 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 66,482 100.0   Irish¹ 11,410 9.9
With a disability 12,486 18.8   Italian 1,809 1.6
 Percent employed 60.4 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.0
No disability 53,996 81.2   Norwegian 285 0.2
 Percent employed 81.9 (X)   Polish 428 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 9,995 100.0   Portuguese 30 0.0
With a disability 4,533 45.4   Russian 101 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,322 2.9
        Scottish 2,050 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 52 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 107,265 100.0   Subsaharan African 760 0.7
Same house in 1995 54,726 51.0   Swedish 391 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 51,233 47.8   Swiss 103 0.1
 Same county 22,167 20.7   Ukrainian 44 0.0
 Different county 29,066 27.1   United States or American 22,499 19.5
  Same state 20,252 18.9   Welsh 318 0.3
  Different state 8,814 8.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 59 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,306 1.2   Other ancestries 28,256 24.5
 
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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