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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Simpson 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 16,405 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,705 100.0   Native 16,210 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 237 6.4       Born in United States 16,174 98.6
Kindergarten 230 6.2           State of residence 11,082 67.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,941 52.4           Different state 5,092 31.0
High school (grades 9-12) 903 24.4       Born outside United States 36 0.2
College or graduate school 394 10.6   Foreign born 195 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 75 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 104 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 10,680 100.0       Not a citizen 91 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,330 12.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,488 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,384 41.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 195 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,717 16.1   Europe 56 28.7
Associate degree 485 4.5   Asia 104 53.3
Bachelor's degree 750 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 526 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5 2.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.6 (X)   Northern America 30 15.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,204 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,802 100.0   English only 14,761 97.1
Never married 2,448 19.1   Language other than English 443 2.9
Now married, except separated 7,602 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 115 0.8
Separated 156 1.2   Spanish 174 1.1
Widowed 1,068 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 46 0.3
 Female 895 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 218 1.4
Divorced 1,528 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
 Female 744 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 51 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,405 100.0
           under 18 years 262 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,969 73.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 166 63.4   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 36 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,103 100.0   Dutch 161 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,583 13.1   English 1,286 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 159 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,172 7.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,644 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 267 7.3   Hungarian 13 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,282 100.0   Irish¹ 1,103 6.7
With a disability 2,002 21.6   Italian 91 0.6
 Percent employed 53.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,280 78.4   Norwegian 14 0.1
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 30 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,063 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 934 45.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 257 1.6
        Scottish 244 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,204 100.0   Subsaharan African 37 0.2
Same house in 1995 8,141 53.5   Swedish 46 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,912 45.5   Swiss 48 0.3
 Same county 4,271 28.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,641 17.4   United States or American 4,277 26.1
  Same state 1,320 8.7   Welsh 68 0.4
  Different state 1,321 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 151 1.0   Other ancestries 2,900 17.7
 
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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