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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dunklin 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 33,155 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,596 100.0   Native 32,668 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 594 7.8       Born in United States 32,555 98.2
Kindergarten 403 5.3           State of residence 22,137 66.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,893 51.3           Different state 10,418 31.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,889 24.9       Born outside United States 113 0.3
College or graduate school 817 10.8   Foreign born 487 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 318 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 102 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 21,890 100.0       Not a citizen 385 1.2
Less than 9th grade 3,742 17.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,213 19.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,184 37.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 487 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,186 14.6   Europe 44 9.0
Associate degree 576 2.6   Asia 55 11.3
Bachelor's degree 1,360 6.2   Africa 24 4.9
Graduate or professional degree 629 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 364 74.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,771 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,031 100.0   English only 29,720 96.6
Never married 4,873 18.7   Language other than English 1,051 3.4
Now married, except separated 14,819 56.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 529 1.7
Separated 563 2.2   Spanish 776 2.5
Widowed 2,830 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 414 1.3
 Female 2,402 9.2   Other Indo-European languages 208 0.7
Divorced 2,946 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 90 0.3
 Female 1,660 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,155 100.0
           under 18 years 663 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,970 72.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 401 60.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 3 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,522 100.0   Dutch 547 1.6
Civilian veterans 3,065 12.5   English 1,923 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 455 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 33 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,219 6.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,352 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 570 7.8   Hungarian 46 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,749 100.0   Irish¹ 3,224 9.7
With a disability 4,880 27.5   Italian 201 0.6
 Percent employed 40.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 12,869 72.5   Norwegian 36 0.1
 Percent employed 75.3 (X)   Polish 106 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,021 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,445 48.7   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 233 0.7
        Scottish 259 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,771 100.0   Subsaharan African 185 0.6
Same house in 1995 17,263 56.1   Swedish 34 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,344 43.4   Swiss 16 0.0
 Same county 8,755 28.5   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 4,589 14.9   United States or American 7,820 23.6
  Same state 2,173 7.1   Welsh 68 0.2
  Different state 2,416 7.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 164 0.5   Other ancestries 6,519 19.7
 
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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