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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Highlands 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 87,366 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,766 100.0   Native 79,454 90.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,266 8.0       Born in United States 76,794 87.9
Kindergarten 1,072 6.8           State of residence 27,911 31.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,741 49.1           Different state 48,883 56.0
High school (grades 9-12) 3,607 22.9       Born outside United States 2,660 3.0
College or graduate school 2,080 13.2   Foreign born 7,912 9.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,495 4.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,795 3.2
  Population 25 years and over 65,087 100.0       Not a citizen 5,117 5.9
Less than 9th grade 5,567 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,020 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,517 34.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,912 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,028 21.6   Europe 886 11.2
Associate degree 3,118 4.8   Asia 816 10.3
Bachelor's degree 5,429 8.3   Africa 61 0.8
Graduate or professional degree 3,408 5.2   Oceania 15 0.2
        Latin America 5,170 65.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.5 (X)   Northern America 964 12.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 82,787 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 73,417 100.0   English only 71,297 86.1
Never married 11,391 15.5   Language other than English 11,490 13.9
Now married, except separated 45,948 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,645 6.8
Separated 1,634 2.2   Spanish 8,971 10.8
Widowed 7,990 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,804 5.8
 Female 6,478 8.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,641 2.0
Divorced 6,454 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 537 0.6
 Female 3,332 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 630 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 271 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 87,366 100.0
           under 18 years 1,832 100.0     Total ancestries reported 84,966 97.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 747 40.8   Arab 204 0.2
        Czech¹ 372 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 385 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 70,534 100.0   Dutch 1,587 1.8
Civilian veterans 14,996 21.3   English 10,941 12.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,614 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 773 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,718 14.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,642 100.0   Greek 194 0.2
With a disability 1,642 11.2   Hungarian 530 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,795 100.0   Irish¹ 9,603 11.0
With a disability 10,162 26.2   Italian 3,119 3.6
 Percent employed 52.3 (X)   Lithuanian 163 0.2
No disability 28,633 73.8   Norwegian 649 0.7
 Percent employed 70.8 (X)   Polish 1,736 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 28,194 100.0   Portuguese 162 0.2
With a disability 10,959 38.9   Russian 239 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,777 2.0
        Scottish 1,894 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 197 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 82,787 100.0   Subsaharan African 427 0.5
Same house in 1995 43,759 52.9   Swedish 1,024 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 36,667 44.3   Swiss 231 0.3
 Same county 17,071 20.6   Ukrainian 107 0.1
 Different county 19,596 23.7   United States or American 9,779 11.2
  Same state 8,892 10.7   Welsh 528 0.6
  Different state 10,704 12.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 953 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,361 2.9   Other ancestries 22,060 25.3
 
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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