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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Choctaw 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 15,922 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,792 100.0   Native 15,834 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 212 5.6       Born in United States 15,787 99.2
Kindergarten 193 5.1           State of residence 9,668 60.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,890 49.8           Different state 6,119 38.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,073 28.3       Born outside United States 47 0.3
College or graduate school 424 11.2   Foreign born 88 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 45 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 28 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 10,569 100.0       Not a citizen 60 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,648 15.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,056 19.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,670 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 88 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,706 16.1   Europe 20 22.7
Associate degree 476 4.5   Asia 24 27.3
Bachelor's degree 683 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 330 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 42 47.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.0 (X)   Northern America 2 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,849 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,593 100.0   English only 14,537 97.9
Never married 2,696 21.4   Language other than English 312 2.1
Now married, except separated 7,164 56.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 152 1.0
Separated 334 2.7   Spanish 199 1.3
Widowed 1,398 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.6
 Female 1,120 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 92 0.6
Divorced 1,001 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.3
 Female 513 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,922 100.0
           under 18 years 459 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,720 67.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 300 65.4   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 4 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,770 100.0   Dutch 73 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,211 10.3   English 591 3.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 81 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 317 2.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,594 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 365 10.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,874 100.0   Irish¹ 620 3.9
With a disability 2,560 28.8   Italian 52 0.3
 Percent employed 37.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,314 71.2   Norwegian 8 0.1
 Percent employed 65.1 (X)   Polish 31 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,224 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,361 61.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 213 1.3
        Scottish 129 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,849 100.0   Subsaharan African 295 1.9
Same house in 1995 10,344 69.7   Swedish 21 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,420 29.8   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 3,047 20.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,373 9.2   United States or American 2,414 15.2
  Same state 719 4.8   Welsh 12 0.1
  Different state 654 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 85 0.6   Other ancestries 5,814 36.5
 
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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