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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hardee 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 26,938 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,525 100.0   Native 22,236 82.5
Nursery school, preschool 415 6.4       Born in United States 21,941 81.4
Kindergarten 461 7.1           State of residence 13,700 50.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,490 53.5           Different state 8,241 30.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,532 23.5       Born outside United States 295 1.1
College or graduate school 627 9.6   Foreign born 4,702 17.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,589 9.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 794 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 16,509 100.0       Not a citizen 3,908 14.5
Less than 9th grade 3,956 24.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,985 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,200 31.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,702 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,485 15.1   Europe 129 2.7
Associate degree 497 3.0   Asia 48 1.0
Bachelor's degree 910 5.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 476 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 4,502 95.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.0 (X)   Northern America 23 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,870 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,722 100.0   English only 16,876 67.9
Never married 5,638 27.2   Language other than English 7,994 32.1
Now married, except separated 11,411 55.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,196 16.9
Separated 543 2.6   Spanish 7,699 31.0
Widowed 1,365 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,089 16.4
 Female 1,037 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 166 0.7
Divorced 1,765 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.2
 Female 894 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 72 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,938 100.0
           under 18 years 827 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,082 82.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 352 42.6   Arab 38 0.1
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,446 100.0   Dutch 196 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,272 11.7   English 2,195 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 386 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 60 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,361 5.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,676 100.0   Greek 36 0.1
With a disability 527 7.9   Hungarian 24 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,080 100.0   Irish¹ 1,443 5.4
With a disability 3,353 25.6   Italian 316 1.2
 Percent employed 52.8 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 9,727 74.4   Norwegian 25 0.1
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Polish 181 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,657 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,775 48.5   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 373 1.4
        Scottish 296 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 24,870 100.0   Subsaharan African 156 0.6
Same house in 1995 13,741 55.3   Swedish 146 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,867 39.7   Swiss 23 0.1
 Same county 5,708 23.0   Ukrainian 35 0.1
 Different county 4,159 16.7   United States or American 3,423 12.7
  Same state 2,727 11.0   Welsh 16 0.1
  Different state 1,432 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 135 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 1,262 5.1   Other ancestries 11,123 41.3
 
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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