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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pearl River 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 48,621 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,637 100.0   Native 48,018 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 795 6.3       Born in United States 47,721 98.1
Kindergarten 864 6.8           State of residence 25,365 52.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,195 49.0           Different state 22,356 46.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,768 21.9       Born outside United States 297 0.6
College or graduate school 2,015 15.9   Foreign born 603 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 185 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 348 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 30,940 100.0       Not a citizen 255 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,666 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,191 16.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,655 31.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 603 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,860 22.2   Europe 226 37.5
Associate degree 2,281 7.4   Asia 144 23.9
Bachelor's degree 2,761 8.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,526 4.9   Oceania 8 1.3
        Latin America 206 34.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.6 (X)   Northern America 19 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,197 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,780 100.0   English only 43,580 96.4
Never married 7,728 20.5   Language other than English 1,617 3.6
Now married, except separated 22,405 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 443 1.0
Separated 962 2.5   Spanish 876 1.9
Widowed 2,931 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.5
 Female 2,458 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 645 1.4
Divorced 3,754 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 176 0.4
 Female 2,085 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 54 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,621 100.0
           under 18 years 1,251 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,813 88.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 703 56.2   Arab 93 0.2
        Czech¹ 83 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 141 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,385 100.0   Dutch 368 0.8
Civilian veterans 5,293 15.0   English 4,124 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,465 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 448 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,011 8.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,791 100.0   Greek 187 0.4
With a disability 1,226 10.4   Hungarian 37 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,085 100.0   Irish¹ 4,357 9.0
With a disability 7,902 29.2   Italian 1,783 3.7
 Percent employed 43.0 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 19,183 70.8   Norwegian 116 0.2
 Percent employed 71.8 (X)   Polish 210 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,866 100.0   Portuguese 25 0.1
With a disability 3,093 52.7   Russian 101 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 890 1.8
        Scottish 538 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 45,197 100.0   Subsaharan African 179 0.4
Same house in 1995 25,486 56.4   Swedish 198 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,407 42.9   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 9,775 21.6   Ukrainian 39 0.1
 Different county 9,632 21.3   United States or American 9,039 18.6
  Same state 2,320 5.1   Welsh 128 0.3
  Different state 7,312 16.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 51 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 304 0.7   Other ancestries 11,148 22.9
 
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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