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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shelby 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 25,224 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,145 100.0   Native 23,570 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 363 5.9       Born in United States 23,498 93.2
Kindergarten 345 5.6           State of residence 19,028 75.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,388 55.1           Different state 4,470 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,396 22.7       Born outside United States 72 0.3
College or graduate school 653 10.6   Foreign born 1,654 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,055 4.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 300 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 16,266 100.0       Not a citizen 1,354 5.4
Less than 9th grade 1,877 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,176 19.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,773 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,654 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,969 18.3   Europe 48 2.9
Associate degree 487 3.0   Asia 76 4.6
Bachelor's degree 1,242 7.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 742 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,525 92.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.9 (X)   Northern America 5 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,525 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,602 100.0   English only 21,333 90.7
Never married 4,033 20.6   Language other than English 2,192 9.3
Now married, except separated 11,295 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,273 5.4
Separated 427 2.2   Spanish 2,005 8.5
Widowed 2,054 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,205 5.1
 Female 1,721 8.8   Other Indo-European languages 124 0.5
Divorced 1,793 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.2
 Female 978 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 63 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,224 100.0
           under 18 years 624 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,437 77.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 376 60.3   Arab 53 0.2
        Czech¹ 33 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,539 100.0   Dutch 246 1.0
Civilian veterans 2,077 11.2   English 1,824 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 505 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,071 4.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,991 100.0   Greek 3 0.0
With a disability 508 8.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,283 100.0   Irish¹ 1,436 5.7
With a disability 3,498 26.3   Italian 166 0.7
 Percent employed 47.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,785 73.7   Norwegian 48 0.2
 Percent employed 70.1 (X)   Polish 100 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,891 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 1,885 48.4   Russian 38 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 336 1.3
        Scottish 194 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,525 100.0   Subsaharan African 182 0.7
Same house in 1995 15,018 63.8   Swedish 62 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,933 33.7   Swiss 14 0.1
 Same county 4,823 20.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,110 13.2   United States or American 4,938 19.6
  Same state 2,315 9.8   Welsh 72 0.3
  Different state 795 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 574 2.4   Other ancestries 8,046 31.9
 
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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