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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Poinsett 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 25,614 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,948 100.0   Native 25,393 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 273 4.6       Born in United States 25,346 99.0
Kindergarten 370 6.2           State of residence 18,628 72.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,086 51.9           Different state 6,718 26.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,541 25.9       Born outside United States 47 0.2
College or graduate school 678 11.4   Foreign born 221 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 165 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 37 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 16,674 100.0       Not a citizen 184 0.7
Less than 9th grade 3,095 18.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,240 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,580 39.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 221 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,340 14.0   Europe 31 14.0
Associate degree 366 2.2   Asia 23 10.4
Bachelor's degree 696 4.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 357 2.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 167 75.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,862 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,076 100.0   English only 23,252 97.4
Never married 3,764 18.7   Language other than English 610 2.6
Now married, except separated 11,578 57.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 230 1.0
Separated 391 1.9   Spanish 486 2.0
Widowed 1,814 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 220 0.9
 Female 1,479 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 85 0.4
Divorced 2,529 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
 Female 1,339 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,614 100.0
           under 18 years 712 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,734 69.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 462 64.9   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,952 100.0   Dutch 485 1.9
Civilian veterans 2,316 12.2   English 1,275 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 163 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 43 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,419 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,851 100.0   Greek 23 0.1
With a disability 659 11.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,150 100.0   Irish¹ 2,499 9.8
With a disability 4,424 31.3   Italian 231 0.9
 Percent employed 49.1 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 9,726 68.7   Norwegian 32 0.1
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 76 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,453 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.1
With a disability 2,069 59.9   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 189 0.7
        Scottish 142 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,862 100.0   Subsaharan African 54 0.2
Same house in 1995 14,094 59.1   Swedish 45 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,672 40.5   Swiss 15 0.1
 Same county 6,296 26.4   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 3,376 14.1   United States or American 6,069 23.7
  Same state 2,317 9.7   Welsh 18 0.1
  Different state 1,059 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 96 0.4   Other ancestries 4,924 19.2
 
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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