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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Searcy 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 8,261 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,770 100.0   Native 8,213 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 91 5.1       Born in United States 8,179 99.0
Kindergarten 105 5.9           State of residence 5,532 67.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 864 48.8           Different state 2,647 32.0
High school (grades 9-12) 502 28.4       Born outside United States 34 0.4
College or graduate school 208 11.8   Foreign born 48 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 24 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 5,792 100.0       Not a citizen 24 0.3
Less than 9th grade 900 15.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 952 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,353 40.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 48 100.0
Some college, no degree 887 15.3   Europe 11 22.9
Associate degree 214 3.7   Asia 20 41.7
Bachelor's degree 310 5.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 176 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 22.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.0 (X)   Northern America 6 12.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,814 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,763 100.0   English only 7,669 98.1
Never married 1,135 16.8   Language other than English 145 1.9
Now married, except separated 4,258 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.6
Separated 65 1.0   Spanish 67 0.9
Widowed 571 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.2
 Female 488 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 35 0.4
Divorced 734 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.2
 Female 320 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,261 100.0
           under 18 years 90 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,770 69.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 61 67.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 35 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,381 100.0   Dutch 94 1.1
Civilian veterans 989 15.5   English 887 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 126 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 562 6.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,738 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 164 9.4   Hungarian 8 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,486 100.0   Irish¹ 795 9.6
With a disability 1,178 26.3   Italian 125 1.5
 Percent employed 36.2 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 3,308 73.7   Norwegian 32 0.4
 Percent employed 71.5 (X)   Polish 31 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,536 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.1
With a disability 883 57.5   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 188 2.3
        Scottish 117 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,814 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,997 63.9   Swedish 50 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,798 35.8   Swiss 5 0.1
 Same county 1,387 17.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,411 18.1   United States or American 1,441 17.4
  Same state 727 9.3   Welsh 47 0.6
  Different state 684 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 19 0.2   Other ancestries 1,172 14.2
 
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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