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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Osceola 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 172,493 100.0
      enrolled in school 44,944 100.0   Native 148,383 86.0
Nursery school, preschool 2,605 5.8       Born in United States 126,002 73.0
Kindergarten 2,808 6.2           State of residence 39,753 23.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 21,733 48.4           Different state 86,249 50.0
High school (grades 9-12) 10,706 23.8       Born outside United States 22,381 13.0
College or graduate school 7,092 15.8   Foreign born 24,110 14.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11,057 6.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,514 5.5
  Population 25 years and over 110,607 100.0       Not a citizen 14,596 8.5
Less than 9th grade 6,810 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 16,285 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,536 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 24,110 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,896 22.5   Europe 3,790 15.7
Associate degree 7,664 6.9   Asia 3,187 13.2
Bachelor's degree 12,052 10.9   Africa 804 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 5,364 4.8   Oceania 38 0.2
        Latin America 15,648 64.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.1 (X)   Northern America 643 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 161,025 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 133,905 100.0   English only 107,397 66.7
Never married 32,173 24.0   Language other than English 53,628 33.3
Now married, except separated 75,570 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,889 14.2
Separated 3,577 2.7   Spanish 43,861 27.2
Widowed 7,860 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,025 11.8
 Female 6,394 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 6,982 4.3
Divorced 14,725 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,616 1.6
 Female 8,213 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,946 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 880 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 172,493 100.0
           under 18 years 5,171 100.0     Total ancestries reported 179,267 103.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,086 40.3   Arab 1,145 0.7
        Czech¹ 794 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 391 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 126,205 100.0   Dutch 2,280 1.3
Civilian veterans 17,226 13.6   English 14,348 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,090 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,945 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,931 12.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 41,138 100.0   Greek 485 0.3
With a disability 3,975 9.7   Hungarian 1,032 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 99,085 100.0   Irish¹ 17,805 10.3
With a disability 22,877 23.1   Italian 10,434 6.0
 Percent employed 58.6 (X)   Lithuanian 179 0.1
No disability 76,208 76.9   Norwegian 931 0.5
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 4,624 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 18,769 100.0   Portuguese 737 0.4
With a disability 8,192 43.6   Russian 950 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 2,409 1.4
        Scottish 2,759 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 198 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 161,025 100.0   Subsaharan African 832 0.5
Same house in 1995 64,477 40.0   Swedish 1,461 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 82,007 50.9   Swiss 262 0.2
 Same county 34,601 21.5   Ukrainian 402 0.2
 Different county 47,406 29.4   United States or American 12,928 7.5
  Same state 18,996 11.8   Welsh 1,011 0.6
  Different state 28,410 17.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,796 2.2
Elsewhere in 1995 14,541 9.0   Other ancestries 69,108 40.1
 
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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