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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Weakley 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 34,895 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,280 100.0   Native 34,189 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 411 4.0       Born in United States 34,065 97.6
Kindergarten 500 4.9           State of residence 24,762 71.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,312 32.2           Different state 9,303 26.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,783 17.3       Born outside United States 124 0.4
College or graduate school 4,274 41.6   Foreign born 706 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 455 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 238 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 21,908 100.0       Not a citizen 468 1.3
Less than 9th grade 2,688 12.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,829 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,848 35.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 706 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,676 16.8   Europe 56 7.9
Associate degree 506 2.3   Asia 462 65.4
Bachelor's degree 1,891 8.6   Africa 33 4.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,470 6.7   Oceania 8 1.1
        Latin America 120 17.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.3 (X)   Northern America 27 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,868 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,694 100.0   English only 31,688 96.4
Never married 7,763 27.1   Language other than English 1,180 3.6
Now married, except separated 15,578 54.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 609 1.9
Separated 339 1.2   Spanish 476 1.4
Widowed 2,207 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 281 0.9
 Female 1,852 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 193 0.6
Divorced 2,807 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.1
 Female 1,493 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 391 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 236 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,895 100.0
           under 18 years 585 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,885 77.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 359 61.4   Arab 130 0.4
        Czech¹ 41 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,339 100.0   Dutch 393 1.1
Civilian veterans 3,182 11.6   English 3,087 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 473 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,059 5.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,202 100.0   Greek 42 0.1
With a disability 747 9.1   Hungarian 16 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,547 100.0   Irish¹ 3,626 10.4
With a disability 4,012 20.5   Italian 396 1.1
 Percent employed 47.0 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 15,535 79.5   Norwegian 126 0.4
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 233 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,519 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 2,377 52.6   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 665 1.9
        Scottish 436 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 32,868 100.0   Subsaharan African 122 0.3
Same house in 1995 17,586 53.5   Swedish 145 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,755 44.9   Swiss 16 0.0
 Same county 7,637 23.2   Ukrainian 36 0.1
 Different county 7,118 21.7   United States or American 8,241 23.6
  Same state 4,539 13.8   Welsh 155 0.4
  Different state 2,579 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 527 1.6   Other ancestries 6,293 18.0
 
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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