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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pettis 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 39,403 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,733 100.0   Native 38,245 97.1
Nursery school, preschool 578 5.9       Born in United States 38,024 96.5
Kindergarten 544 5.6           State of residence 28,275 71.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,821 49.5           Different state 9,749 24.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,218 22.8       Born outside United States 221 0.6
College or graduate school 1,572 16.2   Foreign born 1,158 2.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 806 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 273 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 25,355 100.0       Not a citizen 885 2.2
Less than 9th grade 2,216 8.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,288 13.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,569 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,158 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,852 23.1   Europe 294 25.4
Associate degree 1,636 6.5   Asia 129 11.1
Bachelor's degree 2,396 9.4   Africa 10 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,398 5.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 685 59.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.3 (X)   Northern America 40 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,649 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,793 100.0   English only 34,488 94.1
Never married 6,421 20.9   Language other than English 2,161 5.9
Now married, except separated 17,708 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 969 2.6
Separated 540 1.8   Spanish 1,216 3.3
Widowed 2,495 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 693 1.9
 Female 2,056 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 820 2.2
Divorced 3,629 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 247 0.7
 Female 2,084 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 112 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,403 100.0
           under 18 years 699 100.0     Total ancestries reported 33,286 84.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 320 45.8   Arab 61 0.2
        Czech¹ 135 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 135 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,818 100.0   Dutch 717 1.8
Civilian veterans 4,326 15.0   English 3,656 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,059 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 82 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,261 23.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,279 100.0   Greek 14 0.0
With a disability 628 6.8   Hungarian 33 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,926 100.0   Irish¹ 3,710 9.4
With a disability 4,210 20.1   Italian 522 1.3
 Percent employed 55.3 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 16,716 79.9   Norwegian 238 0.6
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 274 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 5,739 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,444 42.6   Russian 62 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 851 2.2
        Scottish 543 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,649 100.0   Subsaharan African 68 0.2
Same house in 1995 19,297 52.7   Swedish 305 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,726 45.6   Swiss 254 0.6
 Same county 9,434 25.7   Ukrainian 163 0.4
 Different county 7,292 19.9   United States or American 5,124 13.0
  Same state 4,108 11.2   Welsh 257 0.7
  Different state 3,184 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 626 1.7   Other ancestries 5,733 14.5
 
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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