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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shannon 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 8,324 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,042 100.0   Native 8,285 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 142 7.0       Born in United States 8,268 99.3
Kindergarten 122 6.0           State of residence 6,228 74.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,060 51.9           Different state 2,040 24.5
High school (grades 9-12) 498 24.4       Born outside United States 17 0.2
College or graduate school 220 10.8   Foreign born 39 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 31 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,552 100.0       Not a citizen 8 0.1
Less than 9th grade 752 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,048 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,395 43.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 39 100.0
Some college, no degree 810 14.6   Europe 25 64.1
Associate degree 125 2.3   Asia 4 10.3
Bachelor's degree 295 5.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 127 2.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 20.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.6 (X)   Northern America 2 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,823 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,559 100.0   English only 7,700 98.4
Never married 1,100 16.8   Language other than English 123 1.6
Now married, except separated 4,081 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.4
Separated 107 1.6   Spanish 62 0.8
Widowed 558 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.4
 Female 482 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 58 0.7
Divorced 713 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 395 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,324 100.0
           under 18 years 147 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,174 74.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 96 65.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 14 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,139 100.0   Dutch 144 1.7
Civilian veterans 978 15.9   English 586 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 157 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 45 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 843 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,958 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 183 9.3   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,597 100.0   Irish¹ 967 11.6
With a disability 1,321 28.7   Italian 27 0.3
 Percent employed 38.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,276 71.3   Norwegian 30 0.4
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Polish 38 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,205 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 591 49.0   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 107 1.3
        Scottish 44 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,823 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,884 62.4   Swedish 48 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,926 37.4   Swiss 17 0.2
 Same county 1,478 18.9   Ukrainian 6 0.1
 Different county 1,448 18.5   United States or American 1,851 22.2
  Same state 947 12.1   Welsh 55 0.7
  Different state 501 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.2   Other ancestries 1,180 14.2
 
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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