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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cape Girardeau 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 68,693 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,596 100.0   Native 67,780 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 1,086 5.5       Born in United States 67,366 98.1
Kindergarten 831 4.2           State of residence 50,736 73.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,723 39.4           Different state 16,630 24.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,449 17.6       Born outside United States 414 0.6
College or graduate school 6,507 33.2   Foreign born 913 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 508 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 363 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 43,440 100.0       Not a citizen 550 0.8
Less than 9th grade 3,203 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,009 11.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,447 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 913 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,683 20.0   Europe 332 36.4
Associate degree 1,583 3.6   Asia 389 42.6
Bachelor's degree 7,138 16.4   Africa 26 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 3,377 7.8   Oceania 8 0.9
        Latin America 119 13.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.1 (X)   Northern America 39 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 64,678 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 55,413 100.0   English only 62,540 96.7
Never married 14,511 26.2   Language other than English 2,138 3.3
Now married, except separated 31,066 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 573 0.9
Separated 678 1.2   Spanish 784 1.2
Widowed 4,001 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 235 0.4
 Female 3,323 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,079 1.7
Divorced 5,157 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.4
 Female 3,041 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 232 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 68,693 100.0
           under 18 years 795 100.0     Total ancestries reported 61,601 89.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 392 49.3   Arab 17 0.0
        Czech¹ 246 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 176 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 52,544 100.0   Dutch 1,409 2.1
Civilian veterans 6,958 13.2   English 5,100 7.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,352 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 127 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,389 31.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,502 100.0   Greek 95 0.1
With a disability 1,420 8.6   Hungarian 121 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,461 100.0   Irish¹ 7,042 10.3
With a disability 5,544 14.4   Italian 1,221 1.8
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 41 0.1
No disability 32,917 85.6   Norwegian 319 0.5
 Percent employed 82.3 (X)   Polish 831 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 8,548 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 3,301 38.6   Russian 65 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,017 1.5
        Scottish 948 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 65 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 64,678 100.0   Subsaharan African 181 0.3
Same house in 1995 33,412 51.7   Swedish 396 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 30,534 47.2   Swiss 205 0.3
 Same county 16,936 26.2   Ukrainian 26 0.0
 Different county 13,598 21.0   United States or American 8,603 12.5
  Same state 7,631 11.8   Welsh 332 0.5
  Different state 5,967 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 732 1.1   Other ancestries 9,254 13.5
 
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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