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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Copiah 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 28,757 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,378 100.0   Native 28,532 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 590 7.0       Born in United States 28,461 99.0
Kindergarten 456 5.4           State of residence 25,225 87.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,774 45.0           Different state 3,236 11.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,953 23.3       Born outside United States 71 0.2
College or graduate school 1,605 19.2   Foreign born 225 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 65 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 17,405 100.0       Not a citizen 93 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,744 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,592 20.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,255 30.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 225 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,564 20.5   Europe 72 32.0
Associate degree 1,232 7.1   Asia 66 29.3
Bachelor's degree 1,433 8.2   Africa 16 7.1
Graduate or professional degree 585 3.4   Oceania 7 3.1
        Latin America 64 28.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,898 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,491 100.0   English only 26,308 97.8
Never married 6,788 30.2   Language other than English 590 2.2
Now married, except separated 10,736 47.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 203 0.8
Separated 743 3.3   Spanish 323 1.2
Widowed 2,123 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.4
 Female 1,716 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 223 0.8
Divorced 2,101 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.3
 Female 1,219 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 31 0.1
                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 28,757 100.0
           under 18 years 1,000 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,892 76.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 581 58.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,889 100.0   Dutch 88 0.3
Civilian veterans 2,425 11.6   English 1,336 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 269 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 81 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 820 2.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,548 100.0   Greek 14 0.0
With a disability 746 9.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,276 100.0   Irish¹ 1,447 5.0
With a disability 4,239 27.7   Italian 195 0.7
 Percent employed 42.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,037 72.3   Norwegian 33 0.1
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Polish 89 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,664 100.0   Portuguese 43 0.1
With a disability 2,050 55.9   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 536 1.9
        Scottish 228 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,898 100.0   Subsaharan African 280 1.0
Same house in 1995 17,701 65.8   Swedish 12 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,000 33.5   Swiss 9 0.0
 Same county 4,963 18.5   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 4,037 15.0   United States or American 3,498 12.2
  Same state 2,643 9.8   Welsh 50 0.2
  Different state 1,394 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 197 0.7   Other ancestries 12,846 44.7
 
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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