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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lee 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 20,119 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,138 100.0   Native 19,701 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 361 7.0       Born in United States 19,625 97.5
Kindergarten 387 7.5           State of residence 17,210 85.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,453 47.7           Different state 2,415 12.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,472 28.6       Born outside United States 76 0.4
College or graduate school 465 9.1   Foreign born 418 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 332 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 12,918 100.0       Not a citizen 392 1.9
Less than 9th grade 1,845 14.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,142 24.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,540 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 418 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,712 13.3   Europe 21 5.0
Associate degree 495 3.8   Asia 15 3.6
Bachelor's degree 845 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 339 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 382 91.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 61.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,833 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,901 100.0   English only 17,808 94.6
Never married 4,894 30.8   Language other than English 1,025 5.4
Now married, except separated 7,355 46.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 546 2.9
Separated 854 5.4   Spanish 713 3.8
Widowed 1,327 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 442 2.3
 Female 1,100 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 200 1.1
Divorced 1,471 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.2
 Female 746 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,119 100.0
           under 18 years 974 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,787 83.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 563 57.8   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,923 100.0   Dutch 65 0.3
Civilian veterans 1,622 10.9   English 989 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 118 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 512 2.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,659 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 379 8.1   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,144 100.0   Irish¹ 536 2.7
With a disability 2,434 24.0   Italian 63 0.3
 Percent employed 45.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,710 76.0   Norwegian 5 0.0
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Polish 39 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,340 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,125 48.1   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 306 1.5
        Scottish 139 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,833 100.0   Subsaharan African 163 0.8
Same house in 1995 12,728 67.6   Swedish 21 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,741 30.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,828 15.0   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 2,913 15.5   United States or American 1,937 9.6
  Same state 2,044 10.9   Welsh 28 0.1
  Different state 869 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 364 1.9   Other ancestries 11,823 58.8
 
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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