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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fayette 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 28,433 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,481 100.0   Native 28,172 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 408 6.3       Born in United States 28,036 98.6
Kindergarten 416 6.4           State of residence 24,408 85.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,385 52.2           Different state 3,628 12.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,554 24.0       Born outside United States 136 0.5
College or graduate school 718 11.1   Foreign born 261 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 103 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 113 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 18,954 100.0       Not a citizen 148 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,061 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,971 15.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,019 47.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 261 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,016 15.9   Europe 67 25.7
Associate degree 850 4.5   Asia 131 50.2
Bachelor's degree 1,471 7.8   Africa 5 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 566 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 29 11.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.7 (X)   Northern America 29 11.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,576 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,521 100.0   English only 25,852 97.3
Never married 4,749 21.1   Language other than English 724 2.7
Now married, except separated 13,171 58.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 335 1.3
Separated 315 1.4   Spanish 343 1.3
Widowed 1,741 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 151 0.6
 Female 1,384 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 228 0.9
Divorced 2,545 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.3
 Female 1,379 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 141 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,433 100.0
           under 18 years 526 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,232 78.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 227 43.2   Arab 36 0.1
        Czech¹ 30 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,226 100.0   Dutch 669 2.4
Civilian veterans 2,920 13.8   English 2,593 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 519 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,212 18.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,388 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 512 8.0   Hungarian 25 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,982 100.0   Irish¹ 3,256 11.5
With a disability 2,980 18.6   Italian 538 1.9
 Percent employed 57.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,002 81.4   Norwegian 37 0.1
 Percent employed 79.7 (X)   Polish 214 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,780 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,657 43.8   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 286 1.0
        Scottish 410 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,576 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.1
Same house in 1995 15,026 56.5   Swedish 69 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,311 42.6   Swiss 66 0.2
 Same county 7,129 26.8   Ukrainian 14 0.0
 Different county 4,182 15.7   United States or American 5,170 18.2
  Same state 3,233 12.2   Welsh 218 0.8
  Different state 949 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 239 0.9   Other ancestries 2,746 9.7
 
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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