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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tuscaloosa 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 164,875 100.0
      enrolled in school 52,373 100.0   Native 161,416 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 2,668 5.1       Born in United States 160,404 97.3
Kindergarten 2,534 4.8           State of residence 125,713 76.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,366 33.2           Different state 34,691 21.0
High school (grades 9-12) 8,664 16.5       Born outside United States 1,012 0.6
College or graduate school 21,141 40.4   Foreign born 3,459 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,056 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,098 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 99,039 100.0       Not a citizen 2,361 1.4
Less than 9th grade 6,418 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14,563 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,115 28.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,459 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,774 21.0   Europe 998 28.9
Associate degree 5,365 5.4   Asia 1,364 39.4
Bachelor's degree 14,193 14.3   Africa 23 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 9,611 9.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 960 27.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.8 (X)   Northern America 114 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 154,505 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 132,737 100.0   English only 147,682 95.6
Never married 43,574 32.8   Language other than English 6,823 4.4
Now married, except separated 65,449 49.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,562 1.7
Separated 2,555 1.9   Spanish 3,205 2.1
Widowed 8,842 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,158 0.7
 Female 7,395 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 2,154 1.4
Divorced 12,317 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 623 0.4
 Female 7,322 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,209 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 627 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 164,875 100.0
           under 18 years 3,424 100.0     Total ancestries reported 129,938 78.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,929 56.3   Arab 242 0.1
        Czech¹ 229 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 123 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 126,162 100.0   Dutch 1,702 1.0
Civilian veterans 15,264 12.1   English 13,325 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,574 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 218 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,383 5.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 41,107 100.0   Greek 192 0.1
With a disability 3,946 9.6   Hungarian 191 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 93,629 100.0   Irish¹ 12,300 7.5
With a disability 19,245 20.6   Italian 1,673 1.0
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 55 0.0
No disability 74,384 79.4   Norwegian 616 0.4
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 830 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 17,740 100.0   Portuguese 40 0.0
With a disability 8,610 48.5   Russian 286 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,604 2.2
        Scottish 2,911 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 43 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 154,505 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,480 0.9
Same house in 1995 78,867 51.0   Swedish 478 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 73,233 47.4   Swiss 59 0.0
 Same county 42,971 27.8   Ukrainian 45 0.0
 Different county 30,262 19.6   United States or American 22,416 13.6
  Same state 18,712 12.1   Welsh 692 0.4
  Different state 11,550 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 247 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,405 1.6   Other ancestries 53,984 32.7
 
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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