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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lee 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 38,052 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,838 100.0   Native 37,626 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 516 5.8       Born in United States 37,469 98.5
Kindergarten 563 6.4           State of residence 27,045 71.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,382 49.6           Different state 10,424 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,224 25.2       Born outside United States 157 0.4
College or graduate school 1,153 13.0   Foreign born 426 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 186 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 196 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 25,828 100.0       Not a citizen 230 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,346 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,893 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,035 42.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 426 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,599 21.7   Europe 60 14.1
Associate degree 1,723 6.7   Asia 236 55.4
Bachelor's degree 2,365 9.2   Africa 7 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 867 3.4   Oceania 4 0.9
        Latin America 78 18.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.6 (X)   Northern America 41 9.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,779 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,490 100.0   English only 34,580 96.6
Never married 6,631 21.7   Language other than English 1,199 3.4
Now married, except separated 17,315 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 319 0.9
Separated 347 1.1   Spanish 709 2.0
Widowed 2,617 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.6
 Female 2,166 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 289 0.8
Divorced 3,580 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 0.2
 Female 1,824 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 125 0.3
                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 38,052 100.0
           under 18 years 544 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,005 94.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 262 48.2   Arab 35 0.1
        Czech¹ 133 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 376 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,769 100.0   Dutch 918 2.4
Civilian veterans 4,470 15.5   English 3,225 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 940 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 175 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,086 34.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,304 100.0   Greek 68 0.2
With a disability 730 8.8   Hungarian 20 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,092 100.0   Irish¹ 4,543 11.9
With a disability 4,026 20.0   Italian 497 1.3
 Percent employed 59.8 (X)   Lithuanian 26 0.1
No disability 16,066 80.0   Norwegian 517 1.4
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 312 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,901 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 2,453 41.6   Russian 38 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 578 1.5
        Scottish 568 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,779 100.0   Subsaharan African 62 0.2
Same house in 1995 22,160 61.9   Swedish 888 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,417 37.5   Swiss 234 0.6
 Same county 8,640 24.1   Ukrainian 11 0.0
 Different county 4,777 13.4   United States or American 4,239 11.1
  Same state 1,724 4.8   Welsh 279 0.7
  Different state 3,053 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 202 0.6   Other ancestries 4,209 11.1
 
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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