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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hinds 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 250,800 100.0
      enrolled in school 78,720 100.0   Native 248,118 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 5,872 7.5       Born in United States 247,184 98.6
Kindergarten 4,299 5.5           State of residence 205,961 82.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 32,824 41.7           Different state 41,223 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 15,912 20.2       Born outside United States 934 0.4
College or graduate school 19,813 25.2   Foreign born 2,682 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,308 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,189 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 150,287 100.0       Not a citizen 1,493 0.6
Less than 9th grade 9,113 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,371 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 32,911 21.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,682 100.0
Some college, no degree 37,573 25.0   Europe 491 18.3
Associate degree 9,451 6.3   Asia 1,163 43.4
Bachelor's degree 25,775 17.2   Africa 155 5.8
Graduate or professional degree 15,093 10.0   Oceania 35 1.3
        Latin America 683 25.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 155 5.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 232,375 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 192,985 100.0   English only 224,324 96.5
Never married 68,979 35.7   Language other than English 8,051 3.5
Now married, except separated 82,422 42.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,696 1.2
Separated 6,890 3.6   Spanish 4,257 1.8
Widowed 14,055 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,585 0.7
 Female 11,690 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 2,505 1.1
Divorced 20,639 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 640 0.3
 Female 12,320 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 759 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 314 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 250,800 100.0
           under 18 years 8,044 100.0     Total ancestries reported 213,117 85.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,593 57.1   Arab 475 0.2
        Czech¹ 146 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 214 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 180,605 100.0   Dutch 1,275 0.5
Civilian veterans 20,500 11.4   English 13,251 5.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,134 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 451 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,954 3.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 64,993 100.0   Greek 291 0.1
With a disability 5,495 8.5   Hungarian 39 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 137,757 100.0   Irish¹ 10,862 4.3
With a disability 32,472 23.6   Italian 1,908 0.8
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 77 0.0
No disability 105,285 76.4   Norwegian 515 0.2
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Polish 670 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 26,291 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 12,407 47.2   Russian 129 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 6,153 2.5
        Scottish 3,409 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 26 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 232,375 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,525 1.0
Same house in 1995 125,921 54.2   Swedish 429 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 104,519 45.0   Swiss 107 0.0
 Same county 70,735 30.4   Ukrainian 43 0.0
 Different county 33,784 14.5   United States or American 15,799 6.3
  Same state 19,654 8.5   Welsh 620 0.2
  Different state 14,130 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 329 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,935 0.8   Other ancestries 142,277 56.7
 
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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