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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sunflower 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 34,369 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,048 100.0   Native 34,149 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 685 6.8       Born in United States 34,061 99.1
Kindergarten 602 6.0           State of residence 30,571 88.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,525 45.0           Different state 3,490 10.2
High school (grades 9-12) 2,563 25.5       Born outside United States 88 0.3
College or graduate school 1,673 16.7   Foreign born 220 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 147 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 76 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 19,976 100.0       Not a citizen 144 0.4
Less than 9th grade 3,398 17.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,726 23.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,114 25.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 220 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,365 16.8   Europe 14 6.4
Associate degree 971 4.9   Asia 51 23.2
Bachelor's degree 1,720 8.6   Africa 7 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 682 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 148 67.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,979 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,649 100.0   English only 30,892 96.6
Never married 11,159 41.9   Language other than English 1,087 3.4
Now married, except separated 10,045 37.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 363 1.1
Separated 1,238 4.6   Spanish 673 2.1
Widowed 2,067 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 310 1.0
 Female 1,649 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 279 0.9
Divorced 2,140 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
 Female 838 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 44 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,369 100.0
           under 18 years 1,756 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,550 80.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,060 60.4   Arab 21 0.1
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,750 100.0   Dutch 126 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,147 8.7   English 847 2.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 133 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 479 1.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,049 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 876 9.7   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,907 100.0   Irish¹ 1,022 3.0
With a disability 4,454 29.9   Italian 234 0.7
 Percent employed 43.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,453 70.1   Norwegian 10 0.0
 Percent employed 70.2 (X)   Polish 51 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,075 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,605 52.2   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 369 1.1
        Scottish 213 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,979 100.0   Subsaharan African 410 1.2
Same house in 1995 19,988 62.5   Swedish 59 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,789 36.9   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 6,500 20.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,289 16.5   United States or American 1,893 5.5
  Same state 3,997 12.5   Welsh 35 0.1
  Different state 1,292 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 202 0.6   Other ancestries 21,562 62.7
 
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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