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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Louis city
[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 348,189 100.0
      enrolled in school 98,331 100.0   Native 328,647 94.4
Nursery school, preschool 6,680 6.8       Born in United States 327,108 93.9
Kindergarten 4,655 4.7           State of residence 244,749 70.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 43,227 44.0           Different state 82,359 23.7
High school (grades 9-12) 19,359 19.7       Born outside United States 1,539 0.4
College or graduate school 24,410 24.8   Foreign born 19,542 5.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14,237 4.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,348 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 221,951 100.0       Not a citizen 14,194 4.1
Less than 9th grade 21,291 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 42,424 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 61,046 27.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 19,542 100.0
Some college, no degree 45,154 20.3   Europe 8,543 43.7
Associate degree 9,698 4.4   Asia 6,425 32.9
Bachelor's degree 25,431 11.5   Africa 1,500 7.7
Graduate or professional degree 16,907 7.6   Oceania 113 0.6
        Latin America 2,748 14.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.3 (X)   Northern America 213 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 324,769 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 272,873 100.0   English only 296,924 91.4
Never married 113,151 41.5   Language other than English 27,845 8.6
Now married, except separated 89,125 32.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,191 4.4
Separated 11,940 4.4   Spanish 7,851 2.4
Widowed 25,215 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,283 1.0
 Female 20,381 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 12,400 3.8
Divorced 33,442 12.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,438 2.0
 Female 18,640 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,354 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,478 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 348,189 100.0
           under 18 years 9,417 100.0     Total ancestries reported 330,879 95.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,671 49.6   Arab 1,643 0.5
        Czech¹ 2,275 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 328 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 258,566 100.0   Dutch 2,450 0.7
Civilian veterans 29,994 11.6   English 13,435 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,393 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 565 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 50,575 14.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 80,709 100.0   Greek 994 0.3
With a disability 8,402 10.4   Hungarian 1,013 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 193,932 100.0   Irish¹ 30,117 8.6
With a disability 48,875 25.2   Italian 12,579 3.6
 Percent employed 48.7 (X)   Lithuanian 478 0.1
No disability 145,057 74.8   Norwegian 928 0.3
 Percent employed 72.7 (X)   Polish 5,324 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 45,357 100.0   Portuguese 150 0.0
With a disability 22,180 48.9   Russian 1,253 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 2,429 0.7
        Scottish 2,435 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 420 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 324,769 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,481 1.6
Same house in 1995 164,747 50.7   Swedish 1,176 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 148,078 45.6   Swiss 749 0.2
 Same county 95,221 29.3   Ukrainian 423 0.1
 Different county 52,857 16.3   United States or American 10,641 3.1
  Same state 28,831 8.9   Welsh 885 0.3
  Different state 24,026 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 498 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 11,944 3.7   Other ancestries 173,242 49.8
 
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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