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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fayette 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 18,495 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,234 100.0   Native 18,368 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 270 6.4       Born in United States 18,311 99.0
Kindergarten 310 7.3           State of residence 15,362 83.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,053 48.5           Different state 2,949 15.9
High school (grades 9-12) 938 22.2       Born outside United States 57 0.3
College or graduate school 663 15.7   Foreign born 127 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 93 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 12,579 100.0       Not a citizen 113 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,699 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,566 20.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,404 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 127 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,173 17.3   Europe 14 11.0
Associate degree 580 4.6   Asia 36 28.3
Bachelor's degree 723 5.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 434 3.5   Oceania 7 5.5
        Latin America 34 26.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.1 (X)   Northern America 36 28.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,424 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,905 100.0   English only 17,156 98.5
Never married 2,669 17.9   Language other than English 268 1.5
Now married, except separated 9,306 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.4
Separated 352 2.4   Spanish 143 0.8
Widowed 1,415 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
 Female 1,231 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 99 0.6
Divorced 1,163 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
 Female 517 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 26 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 18,495 100.0
           under 18 years 284 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,122 65.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 184 64.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,055 100.0   Dutch 80 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,668 11.9   English 1,166 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 127 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 556 3.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,039 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 238 5.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,305 100.0   Irish¹ 1,334 7.2
With a disability 2,422 23.5   Italian 106 0.6
 Percent employed 35.8 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 7,883 76.5   Norwegian 6 0.0
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 30 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,844 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,563 55.0   Russian 13 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 181 1.0
        Scottish 173 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,424 100.0   Subsaharan African 33 0.2
Same house in 1995 11,605 66.6   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,771 33.1   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,476 19.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,295 13.2   United States or American 5,080 27.5
  Same state 1,523 8.7   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 772 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 48 0.3   Other ancestries 3,192 17.3
 
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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