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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shannon 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 12,466 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,956 100.0   Native 12,388 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 383 7.7       Born in United States 12,364 99.2
Kindergarten 373 7.5           State of residence 10,373 83.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,732 55.1           Different state 1,991 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 931 18.8       Born outside United States 24 0.2
College or graduate school 537 10.8   Foreign born 78 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 48 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,524 100.0       Not a citizen 30 0.2
Less than 9th grade 516 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,143 20.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,458 26.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 78 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,286 23.3   Europe 46 59.0
Associate degree 450 8.1   Asia 16 20.5
Bachelor's degree 415 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 256 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 16 20.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,078 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,776 100.0   English only 8,180 73.8
Never married 3,891 50.0   Language other than English 2,898 26.2
Now married, except separated 2,359 30.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 541 4.9
Separated 196 2.5   Spanish 34 0.3
Widowed 439 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 324 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 94 0.8
Divorced 891 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 480 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,466 100.0
           under 18 years 694 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,625 85.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 406 58.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,853 100.0   Dutch 35 0.3
Civilian veterans 809 11.8   English 33 0.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 22 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 261 2.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,891 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 334 6.8   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,545 100.0   Irish¹ 44 0.4
With a disability 1,356 24.5   Italian 14 0.1
 Percent employed 38.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,189 75.5   Norwegian 16 0.1
 Percent employed 44.7 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 589 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 352 59.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 8 0.1
        Scottish 16 0.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 11,078 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,505 67.7   Swedish 52 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,474 31.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,153 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,321 11.9   United States or American 9 0.1
  Same state 617 5.6   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 704 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 99 0.9   Other ancestries 10,092 81.0
 
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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