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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashley 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 24,209 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,158 100.0   Native 23,681 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 422 6.9       Born in United States 23,595 97.5
Kindergarten 288 4.7           State of residence 16,306 67.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,114 50.6           Different state 7,289 30.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,663 27.0       Born outside United States 86 0.4
College or graduate school 671 10.9   Foreign born 528 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 238 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 211 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 15,722 100.0       Not a citizen 317 1.3
Less than 9th grade 1,566 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,759 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,798 43.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 528 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,572 16.4   Europe 37 7.0
Associate degree 445 2.8   Asia 14 2.7
Bachelor's degree 1,109 7.1   Africa 32 6.1
Graduate or professional degree 473 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 437 82.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.5 (X)   Northern America 8 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,588 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,901 100.0   English only 21,674 96.0
Never married 3,799 20.1   Language other than English 914 4.0
Now married, except separated 11,093 58.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 505 2.2
Separated 507 2.7   Spanish 781 3.5
Widowed 1,640 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 463 2.0
 Female 1,374 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 100 0.4
Divorced 1,862 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.1
 Female 1,001 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,209 100.0
           under 18 years 666 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,674 73.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 456 68.5   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 10 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,693 100.0   Dutch 210 0.9
Civilian veterans 2,166 12.2   English 1,379 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 320 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 73 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 760 3.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,764 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 446 7.7   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,417 100.0   Irish¹ 1,442 6.0
With a disability 3,211 23.9   Italian 162 0.7
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,206 76.1   Norwegian 36 0.1
 Percent employed 70.3 (X)   Polish 47 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,166 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 1,714 54.1   Russian 1 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 416 1.7
        Scottish 119 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,588 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.2
Same house in 1995 13,914 61.6   Swedish 61 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,538 37.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 5,956 26.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,582 11.4   United States or American 5,048 20.9
  Same state 1,118 4.9   Welsh 25 0.1
  Different state 1,464 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 136 0.6   Other ancestries 7,443 30.7
 
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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