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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Okeechobee 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 35,910 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,521 100.0   Native 31,779 88.5
Nursery school, preschool 487 5.7       Born in United States 31,506 87.7
Kindergarten 415 4.9           State of residence 16,217 45.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,206 49.4           Different state 15,289 42.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,277 26.7       Born outside United States 273 0.8
College or graduate school 1,136 13.3   Foreign born 4,131 11.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,048 5.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,050 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 23,388 100.0       Not a citizen 3,081 8.6
Less than 9th grade 3,439 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,722 20.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,925 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,131 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,243 18.1   Europe 132 3.2
Associate degree 971 4.2   Asia 218 5.3
Bachelor's degree 1,423 6.1   Africa 30 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 665 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3,630 87.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.1 (X)   Northern America 121 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,568 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,590 100.0   English only 27,112 80.8
Never married 6,368 22.3   Language other than English 6,456 19.2
Now married, except separated 16,044 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,258 9.7
Separated 651 2.3   Spanish 5,786 17.2
Widowed 2,287 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,061 9.1
 Female 1,679 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 544 1.6
Divorced 3,240 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 153 0.5
 Female 1,482 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 46 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,910 100.0
           under 18 years 729 100.0     Total ancestries reported 32,120 89.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 382 52.4   Arab 65 0.2
        Czech¹ 66 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,862 100.0   Dutch 440 1.2
Civilian veterans 4,249 15.8   English 3,463 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 962 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 188 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,635 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,939 100.0   Greek 39 0.1
With a disability 854 10.8   Hungarian 39 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,861 100.0   Irish¹ 3,998 11.1
With a disability 5,078 28.4   Italian 990 2.8
 Percent employed 57.3 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 12,783 71.6   Norwegian 204 0.6
 Percent employed 72.9 (X)   Polish 256 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 5,696 100.0   Portuguese 72 0.2
With a disability 2,707 47.5   Russian 124 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 483 1.3
        Scottish 503 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 18 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 33,568 100.0   Subsaharan African 196 0.5
Same house in 1995 17,271 51.5   Swedish 194 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,119 45.0   Swiss 76 0.2
 Same county 8,323 24.8   Ukrainian 46 0.1
 Different county 6,796 20.2   United States or American 4,752 13.2
  Same state 4,357 13.0   Welsh 95 0.3
  Different state 2,439 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 215 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 1,178 3.5   Other ancestries 10,973 30.6
 
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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