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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mobile 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 399,843 100.0
      enrolled in school 110,152 100.0   Native 390,710 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 7,295 6.6       Born in United States 388,485 97.2
Kindergarten 6,581 6.0           State of residence 292,956 73.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 52,113 47.3           Different state 95,529 23.9
High school (grades 9-12) 23,454 21.3       Born outside United States 2,225 0.6
College or graduate school 20,709 18.8   Foreign born 9,133 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,376 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,792 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 250,122 100.0       Not a citizen 5,341 1.3
Less than 9th grade 16,722 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 41,501 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 79,822 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,133 100.0
Some college, no degree 52,176 20.9   Europe 2,132 23.3
Associate degree 13,276 5.3   Asia 4,512 49.4
Bachelor's degree 30,499 12.2   Africa 277 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 16,126 6.4   Oceania 55 0.6
        Latin America 1,812 19.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.7 (X)   Northern America 345 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 370,583 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 308,040 100.0   English only 353,594 95.4
Never married 81,802 26.6   Language other than English 16,989 4.6
Now married, except separated 161,474 52.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,392 1.7
Separated 7,864 2.6   Spanish 6,748 1.8
Widowed 23,060 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,426 0.7
 Female 18,848 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 5,624 1.5
Divorced 33,840 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,642 0.4
 Female 19,596 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,012 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,120 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 399,843 100.0
           under 18 years 11,416 100.0     Total ancestries reported 329,133 82.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,531 57.2   Arab 1,212 0.3
        Czech¹ 447 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 494 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 288,879 100.0   Dutch 2,945 0.7
Civilian veterans 39,425 13.6   English 28,295 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,259 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,498 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,857 6.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 97,574 100.0   Greek 1,064 0.3
With a disability 9,723 10.0   Hungarian 411 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 221,810 100.0   Irish¹ 29,770 7.4
With a disability 54,070 24.4   Italian 5,249 1.3
 Percent employed 52.8 (X)   Lithuanian 125 0.0
No disability 167,740 75.6   Norwegian 1,554 0.4
 Percent employed 71.2 (X)   Polish 2,030 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 46,182 100.0   Portuguese 186 0.0
With a disability 23,070 50.0   Russian 535 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 7,506 1.9
        Scottish 5,783 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 250 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 370,583 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,233 0.8
Same house in 1995 215,150 58.1   Swedish 1,195 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 150,600 40.6   Swiss 463 0.1
 Same county 110,903 29.9   Ukrainian 150 0.0
 Different county 39,697 10.7   United States or American 53,502 13.4
  Same state 12,575 3.4   Welsh 1,430 0.4
  Different state 27,122 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 529 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,833 1.3   Other ancestries 145,161 36.3
 
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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