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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lee 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 12,580 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,184 100.0   Native 12,536 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 177 5.6       Born in United States 12,524 99.6
Kindergarten 183 5.7           State of residence 10,140 80.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,502 47.2           Different state 2,384 19.0
High school (grades 9-12) 961 30.2       Born outside United States 12 0.1
College or graduate school 361 11.3   Foreign born 44 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 35 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 12 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 7,924 100.0       Not a citizen 32 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,339 16.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,130 26.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,346 29.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 44 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,191 15.0   Europe 9 20.5
Associate degree 341 4.3   Asia 3 6.8
Bachelor's degree 402 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 175 2.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 32 72.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 56.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,749 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,890 100.0   English only 11,306 96.2
Never married 2,628 26.6   Language other than English 443 3.8
Now married, except separated 5,239 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 144 1.2
Separated 292 3.0   Spanish 358 3.0
Widowed 1,006 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.9
 Female 807 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 52 0.4
Divorced 725 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.2
 Female 361 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.0
                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 12,580 100.0
           under 18 years 627 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,825 70.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 441 70.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 3 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,271 100.0   Dutch 72 0.6
Civilian veterans 920 9.9   English 438 3.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 124 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 303 2.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,895 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 268 9.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,425 100.0   Irish¹ 477 3.8
With a disability 1,834 33.8   Italian 14 0.1
 Percent employed 40.3 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 3,591 66.2   Norwegian 6 0.0
 Percent employed 67.7 (X)   Polish 8 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,688 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 936 55.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 46 0.4
        Scottish 24 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,749 100.0   Subsaharan African 711 5.7
Same house in 1995 6,503 55.3   Swedish 6 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,181 44.1   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,494 21.2   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 2,687 22.9   United States or American 847 6.7
  Same state 1,968 16.8   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 719 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 65 0.6   Other ancestries 5,709 45.4
 
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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