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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 143,293 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,311 100.0   Native 139,904 97.6
Nursery school, preschool 3,344 9.0       Born in United States 138,717 96.8
Kindergarten 2,430 6.5           State of residence 93,581 65.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,588 44.5           Different state 45,136 31.5
High school (grades 9-12) 7,628 20.4       Born outside United States 1,187 0.8
College or graduate school 7,321 19.6   Foreign born 3,389 2.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,754 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,300 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 94,185 100.0       Not a citizen 2,089 1.5
Less than 9th grade 3,868 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,518 9.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,671 23.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,389 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,799 22.1   Europe 751 22.2
Associate degree 4,680 5.0   Asia 935 27.6
Bachelor's degree 24,080 25.6   Africa 153 4.5
Graduate or professional degree 10,569 11.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,425 42.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.8 (X)   Northern America 125 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 132,542 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 111,478 100.0   English only 126,979 95.8
Never married 22,828 20.5   Language other than English 5,563 4.2
Now married, except separated 72,302 64.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,071 1.6
Separated 1,143 1.0   Spanish 3,332 2.5
Widowed 5,291 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,487 1.1
 Female 4,271 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,500 1.1
Divorced 9,914 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 427 0.3
 Female 5,919 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 458 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 143,293 100.0
           under 18 years 1,923 100.0     Total ancestries reported 124,067 86.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 931 48.4   Arab 583 0.4
        Czech¹ 334 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 279 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 105,587 100.0   Dutch 1,924 1.3
Civilian veterans 12,772 12.1   English 18,700 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,096 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 409 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,718 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,779 100.0   Greek 484 0.3
With a disability 2,290 7.2   Hungarian 190 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 88,253 100.0   Irish¹ 15,324 10.7
With a disability 12,886 14.6   Italian 4,462 3.1
 Percent employed 59.2 (X)   Lithuanian 93 0.1
No disability 75,367 85.4   Norwegian 795 0.6
 Percent employed 80.6 (X)   Polish 1,670 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 11,629 100.0   Portuguese 127 0.1
With a disability 4,816 41.4   Russian 256 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 4,521 3.2
        Scottish 4,538 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 155 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 132,542 100.0   Subsaharan African 810 0.6
Same house in 1995 64,764 48.9   Swedish 782 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 66,253 50.0   Swiss 270 0.2
 Same county 23,492 17.7   Ukrainian 238 0.2
 Different county 42,761 32.3   United States or American 23,426 16.3
  Same state 27,729 20.9   Welsh 866 0.6
  Different state 15,032 11.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 106 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,525 1.2   Other ancestries 25,911 18.1
 
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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