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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Taney 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 39,703 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,973 100.0   Native 38,901 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 496 5.5       Born in United States 38,649 97.3
Kindergarten 452 5.0           State of residence 16,357 41.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,901 43.5           Different state 22,292 56.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,001 22.3       Born outside United States 252 0.6
College or graduate school 2,123 23.7   Foreign born 802 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 280 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 461 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 26,814 100.0       Not a citizen 341 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,251 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,735 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,135 37.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 802 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,469 24.1   Europe 236 29.4
Associate degree 1,226 4.6   Asia 235 29.3
Bachelor's degree 2,726 10.2   Africa 29 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,272 4.7   Oceania 18 2.2
        Latin America 238 29.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 46 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,312 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,355 100.0   English only 35,978 96.4
Never married 6,367 19.7   Language other than English 1,334 3.6
Now married, except separated 19,357 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 500 1.3
Separated 514 1.6   Spanish 710 1.9
Widowed 2,524 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 285 0.8
 Female 2,050 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 413 1.1
Divorced 3,593 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 0.4
 Female 1,942 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 204 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,703 100.0
           under 18 years 592 100.0     Total ancestries reported 35,335 89.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 258 43.6   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 251 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 161 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,787 100.0   Dutch 1,067 2.7
Civilian veterans 4,924 16.0   English 4,569 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,468 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 197 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,254 18.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,240 100.0   Greek 176 0.4
With a disability 621 7.5   Hungarian 60 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,558 100.0   Irish¹ 4,973 12.5
With a disability 4,492 19.9   Italian 761 1.9
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 25 0.1
No disability 18,066 80.1   Norwegian 429 1.1
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 675 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 6,100 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 2,804 46.0   Russian 97 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 760 1.9
        Scottish 886 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 42 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 37,312 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.1
Same house in 1995 17,116 45.9   Swedish 585 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,899 53.3   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 8,205 22.0   Ukrainian 17 0.0
 Different county 11,694 31.3   United States or American 5,008 12.6
  Same state 4,406 11.8   Welsh 329 0.8
  Different state 7,288 19.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 22 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 297 0.8   Other ancestries 5,409 13.6
 
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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