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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tippah 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 20,826 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,775 100.0   Native 20,429 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 268 5.6       Born in United States 20,412 98.0
Kindergarten 294 6.2           State of residence 16,305 78.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,367 49.6           Different state 4,107 19.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,239 25.9       Born outside United States 17 0.1
College or graduate school 607 12.7   Foreign born 397 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 322 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 79 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,557 100.0       Not a citizen 318 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,784 13.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,890 21.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,863 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 397 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,209 16.3   Europe 24 6.0
Associate degree 588 4.3   Asia 14 3.5
Bachelor's degree 834 6.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 389 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 359 90.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,495 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,558 100.0   English only 18,753 96.2
Never married 3,295 19.9   Language other than English 742 3.8
Now married, except separated 9,786 59.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 336 1.7
Separated 393 2.4   Spanish 652 3.3
Widowed 1,541 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 304 1.6
 Female 1,282 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 76 0.4
Divorced 1,543 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
 Female 884 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,826 100.0
           under 18 years 461 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,906 71.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 245 53.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 23 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,620 100.0   Dutch 176 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,633 10.5   English 1,216 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 145 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 34 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 623 3.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,751 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 346 7.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,692 100.0   Irish¹ 1,409 6.8
With a disability 3,159 27.0   Italian 138 0.7
 Percent employed 45.7 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 8,533 73.0   Norwegian 14 0.1
 Percent employed 73.8 (X)   Polish 1 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,793 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 1,600 57.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 175 0.8
        Scottish 194 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,495 100.0   Subsaharan African 207 1.0
Same house in 1995 12,596 64.6   Swedish 25 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,622 34.0   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 4,154 21.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,468 12.7   United States or American 5,553 26.7
  Same state 1,470 7.5   Welsh 70 0.3
  Different state 998 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 277 1.4   Other ancestries 4,880 23.4
 
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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