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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 33,337 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,538 100.0   Native 32,053 96.1
Nursery school, preschool 490 6.5       Born in United States 31,899 95.7
Kindergarten 403 5.3           State of residence 25,865 77.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,798 50.4           Different state 6,034 18.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,027 26.9       Born outside United States 154 0.5
College or graduate school 820 10.9   Foreign born 1,284 3.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,009 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 223 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 22,096 100.0       Not a citizen 1,061 3.2
Less than 9th grade 1,760 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,856 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,627 34.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,284 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,474 20.2   Europe 144 11.2
Associate degree 1,254 5.7   Asia 45 3.5
Bachelor's degree 2,476 11.2   Africa 11 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,649 7.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,064 82.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.1 (X)   Northern America 20 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,945 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,408 100.0   English only 29,227 94.4
Never married 5,736 21.7   Language other than English 1,718 5.6
Now married, except separated 15,943 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 998 3.2
Separated 284 1.1   Spanish 1,439 4.7
Widowed 1,942 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 922 3.0
 Female 1,599 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 193 0.6
Divorced 2,503 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
 Female 1,318 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 66 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,337 100.0
           under 18 years 558 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,396 79.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 229 41.0   Arab 75 0.2
        Czech¹ 19 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 81 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,827 100.0   Dutch 339 1.0
Civilian veterans 2,883 11.6   English 3,616 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 447 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 33 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,428 13.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,309 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 450 6.2   Hungarian 16 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,257 100.0   Irish¹ 3,594 10.8
With a disability 3,125 16.2   Italian 491 1.5
 Percent employed 62.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,132 83.8   Norwegian 80 0.2
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 210 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,278 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,629 49.7   Russian 41 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 606 1.8
        Scottish 599 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,945 100.0   Subsaharan African 229 0.7
Same house in 1995 15,174 49.0   Swedish 116 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,917 48.2   Swiss 86 0.3
 Same county 7,024 22.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 7,893 25.5   United States or American 5,183 15.5
  Same state 5,644 18.2   Welsh 223 0.7
  Different state 2,249 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 854 2.8   Other ancestries 5,818 17.5
 
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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