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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Simpson 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 27,639 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,941 100.0   Native 27,381 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 362 5.2       Born in United States 27,296 98.8
Kindergarten 484 7.0           State of residence 23,981 86.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,652 52.6           Different state 3,315 12.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,666 24.0       Born outside United States 85 0.3
College or graduate school 777 11.2   Foreign born 258 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 150 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 67 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 17,269 100.0       Not a citizen 191 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,020 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,367 19.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,101 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 258 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,153 18.3   Europe 36 14.0
Associate degree 751 4.3   Asia 66 25.6
Bachelor's degree 1,310 7.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 567 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 154 59.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.8 (X)   Northern America 2 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,698 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,288 100.0   English only 25,204 98.1
Never married 5,012 23.5   Language other than English 494 1.9
Now married, except separated 12,044 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 0.6
Separated 444 2.1   Spanish 288 1.1
Widowed 1,809 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 117 0.5
 Female 1,542 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 125 0.5
Divorced 1,979 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.2
 Female 1,036 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 63 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,639 100.0
           under 18 years 800 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,112 69.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 530 66.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,868 100.0   Dutch 111 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,353 11.8   English 938 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 164 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 615 2.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,628 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 519 7.8   Hungarian 23 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,045 100.0   Irish¹ 1,438 5.2
With a disability 4,211 28.0   Italian 139 0.5
 Percent employed 41.7 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 10,834 72.0   Norwegian 41 0.1
 Percent employed 72.5 (X)   Polish 46 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,331 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,794 53.9   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 495 1.8
        Scottish 234 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,698 100.0   Subsaharan African 120 0.4
Same house in 1995 16,839 65.5   Swedish 23 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,698 33.8   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 4,917 19.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,781 14.7   United States or American 5,241 19.0
  Same state 2,770 10.8   Welsh 105 0.4
  Different state 1,011 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 161 0.6   Other ancestries 9,359 33.9
 
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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