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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shelby 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 22,893 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,454 100.0   Native 22,792 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 409 7.5       Born in United States 22,721 99.2
Kindergarten 319 5.8           State of residence 20,280 88.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,630 48.2           Different state 2,441 10.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,324 24.3       Born outside United States 71 0.3
College or graduate school 772 14.2   Foreign born 101 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 19 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 73 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 15,448 100.0       Not a citizen 28 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,110 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,534 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,776 43.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 101 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,252 21.1   Europe 31 30.7
Associate degree 1,006 6.5   Asia 52 51.5
Bachelor's degree 1,166 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 604 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 16 15.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 2 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,540 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,204 100.0   English only 21,142 98.2
Never married 3,326 18.3   Language other than English 398 1.8
Now married, except separated 11,543 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 127 0.6
Separated 209 1.1   Spanish 210 1.0
Widowed 1,635 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 0.4
 Female 1,269 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 136 0.6
Divorced 1,491 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 721 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 44 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,893 100.0
           under 18 years 268 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,563 76.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 134 50.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 64 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,180 100.0   Dutch 450 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,719 15.8   English 2,110 9.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 421 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,753 25.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,191 100.0   Greek 34 0.1
With a disability 298 5.7   Hungarian 33 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,243 100.0   Irish¹ 2,422 10.6
With a disability 1,833 15.0   Italian 239 1.0
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 42 0.2
No disability 10,410 85.0   Norwegian 42 0.2
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 146 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,811 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,556 40.8   Russian 17 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 405 1.8
        Scottish 256 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,540 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,373 66.7   Swedish 92 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,139 33.1   Swiss 26 0.1
 Same county 3,647 16.9   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 3,492 16.2   United States or American 3,355 14.7
  Same state 2,978 13.8   Welsh 91 0.4
  Different state 514 2.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 28 0.1   Other ancestries 1,501 6.6
 
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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