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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pontotoc 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 35,143 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,199 100.0   Native 34,731 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 522 5.1       Born in United States 34,599 98.5
Kindergarten 498 4.9           State of residence 26,395 75.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,233 41.5           Different state 8,204 23.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,989 19.5       Born outside United States 132 0.4
College or graduate school 2,957 29.0   Foreign born 412 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 187 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 126 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 22,031 100.0       Not a citizen 286 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,471 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,325 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,983 31.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 412 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,824 21.9   Europe 52 12.6
Associate degree 620 2.8   Asia 116 28.2
Bachelor's degree 2,776 12.6   Africa 31 7.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,032 9.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 190 46.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.2 (X)   Northern America 23 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,983 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,005 100.0   English only 31,586 95.8
Never married 5,874 21.0   Language other than English 1,397 4.2
Now married, except separated 16,328 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 414 1.3
Separated 473 1.7   Spanish 671 2.0
Widowed 2,231 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 238 0.7
 Female 1,857 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 242 0.7
Divorced 3,099 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.1
 Female 1,766 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 97 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,143 100.0
           under 18 years 723 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,549 78.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 471 65.1   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 64 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 50 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,434 100.0   Dutch 552 1.6
Civilian veterans 3,425 13.0   English 2,401 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 625 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 38 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,882 8.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,531 100.0   Greek 36 0.1
With a disability 604 7.1   Hungarian 40 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,899 100.0   Irish¹ 3,502 10.0
With a disability 4,351 23.0   Italian 382 1.1
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 14,548 77.0   Norwegian 173 0.5
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 135 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,960 100.0   Portuguese 35 0.1
With a disability 2,492 50.2   Russian 37 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 392 1.1
        Scottish 420 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 32,983 100.0   Subsaharan African 54 0.2
Same house in 1995 17,169 52.1   Swedish 123 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,535 47.1   Swiss 30 0.1
 Same county 8,819 26.7   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 6,716 20.4   United States or American 4,949 14.1
  Same state 4,455 13.5   Welsh 114 0.3
  Different state 2,261 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 376 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 279 0.8   Other ancestries 10,093 28.7
 
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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