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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lowndes 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 61,586 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,414 100.0   Native 60,805 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 1,636 8.9       Born in United States 60,345 98.0
Kindergarten 1,262 6.9           State of residence 42,970 69.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,221 44.6           Different state 17,375 28.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,815 20.7       Born outside United States 460 0.7
College or graduate school 3,480 18.9   Foreign born 781 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 268 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 373 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 37,520 100.0       Not a citizen 408 0.7
Less than 9th grade 3,517 9.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,673 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,182 29.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 781 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,840 20.9   Europe 259 33.2
Associate degree 1,617 4.3   Asia 222 28.4
Bachelor's degree 5,364 14.3   Africa 15 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,327 6.2   Oceania 6 0.8
        Latin America 250 32.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.5 (X)   Northern America 29 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 56,830 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 46,822 100.0   English only 55,081 96.9
Never married 12,884 27.5   Language other than English 1,749 3.1
Now married, except separated 25,182 53.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 527 0.9
Separated 1,357 2.9   Spanish 996 1.8
Widowed 3,243 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 431 0.8
 Female 2,797 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 480 0.8
Divorced 4,156 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.1
 Female 2,242 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 207 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 61,586 100.0
           under 18 years 1,399 100.0     Total ancestries reported 51,064 82.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 786 56.2   Arab 83 0.1
        Czech¹ 34 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 77 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,843 100.0   Dutch 610 1.0
Civilian veterans 5,963 13.9   English 4,038 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 573 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 307 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,978 4.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,306 100.0   Greek 21 0.0
With a disability 1,259 8.2   Hungarian 55 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,996 100.0   Irish¹ 4,026 6.5
With a disability 6,981 21.2   Italian 655 1.1
 Percent employed 47.0 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 26,015 78.8   Norwegian 235 0.4
 Percent employed 74.0 (X)   Polish 354 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 6,350 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,902 45.7   Russian 47 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 971 1.6
        Scottish 962 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 56,830 100.0   Subsaharan African 350 0.6
Same house in 1995 31,675 55.7   Swedish 197 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,577 43.2   Swiss 30 0.0
 Same county 14,824 26.1   Ukrainian 49 0.1
 Different county 9,753 17.2   United States or American 8,010 13.0
  Same state 3,512 6.2   Welsh 186 0.3
  Different state 6,241 11.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 42 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 578 1.0   Other ancestries 26,148 42.5
 
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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