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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sharkey 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 6,580 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,026 100.0   Native 6,555 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 154 7.6       Born in United States 6,553 99.6
Kindergarten 160 7.9           State of residence 5,894 89.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,035 51.1           Different state 659 10.0
High school (grades 9-12) 521 25.7       Born outside United States 2 0.0
College or graduate school 156 7.7   Foreign born 25 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 3,704 100.0       Not a citizen 14 0.2
Less than 9th grade 623 16.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 838 22.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,065 28.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 25 100.0
Some college, no degree 564 15.2   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 147 4.0   Asia 14 56.0
Bachelor's degree 343 9.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 124 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 44.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,032 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,829 100.0   English only 5,932 98.3
Never married 1,904 39.4   Language other than English 100 1.7
Now married, except separated 1,885 39.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.8
Separated 231 4.8   Spanish 66 1.1
Widowed 534 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.6
 Female 396 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 12 0.2
Divorced 275 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
 Female 151 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,580 100.0
           under 18 years 372 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,134 78.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 281 75.5   Arab 5 0.1
        Czech¹ 8 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,405 100.0   Dutch 31 0.5
Civilian veterans 352 8.0   English 175 2.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 50 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 104 1.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,885 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 123 6.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,382 100.0   Irish¹ 127 1.9
With a disability 959 28.4   Italian 69 1.0
 Percent employed 41.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,423 71.6   Norwegian 2 0.0
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Polish 11 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 697 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 401 57.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 56 0.9
        Scottish 115 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,032 100.0   Subsaharan African 80 1.2
Same house in 1995 4,183 69.3   Swedish 3 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,819 30.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,114 18.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 705 11.7   United States or American 324 4.9
  Same state 521 8.6   Welsh 2 0.0
  Different state 184 3.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 30 0.5   Other ancestries 3,965 60.3
 
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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