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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Amite 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 13,599 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,261 100.0   Native 13,546 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 172 5.3       Born in United States 13,520 99.4
Kindergarten 203 6.2           State of residence 10,600 77.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,718 52.7           Different state 2,920 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 776 23.8       Born outside United States 26 0.2
College or graduate school 392 12.0   Foreign born 53 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 8,981 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,101 12.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,841 20.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,197 35.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 53 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,662 18.5   Europe 8 15.1
Associate degree 336 3.7   Asia 16 30.2
Bachelor's degree 621 6.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 223 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 15.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.2 (X)   Northern America 21 39.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,772 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,721 100.0   English only 12,508 97.9
Never married 2,596 24.2   Language other than English 264 2.1
Now married, except separated 5,931 55.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 0.5
Separated 297 2.8   Spanish 169 1.3
Widowed 967 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.3
 Female 805 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 71 0.6
Divorced 930 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
 Female 493 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,599 100.0
           under 18 years 441 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,608 78.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 276 62.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,074 100.0   Dutch 41 0.3
Civilian veterans 1,273 12.6   English 840 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 265 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 42 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 289 2.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,218 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 329 10.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,401 100.0   Irish¹ 544 4.0
With a disability 2,432 32.9   Italian 177 1.3
 Percent employed 45.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,969 67.1   Norwegian 23 0.2
 Percent employed 68.3 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,116 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,209 57.1   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 342 2.5
        Scottish 146 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,772 100.0   Subsaharan African 257 1.9
Same house in 1995 9,502 74.4   Swedish 23 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,250 25.4   Swiss 1 0.0
 Same county 1,409 11.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,841 14.4   United States or American 2,031 14.9
  Same state 962 7.5   Welsh 9 0.1
  Different state 879 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 20 0.2   Other ancestries 5,578 41.0
 
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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