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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howell 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 37,238 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,017 100.0   Native 36,750 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 591 6.6       Born in United States 36,557 98.2
Kindergarten 450 5.0           State of residence 22,167 59.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,456 49.4           Different state 14,390 38.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,151 23.9       Born outside United States 193 0.5
College or graduate school 1,369 15.2   Foreign born 488 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 188 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 203 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 24,600 100.0       Not a citizen 285 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,825 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,713 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,580 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 488 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,824 19.6   Europe 251 51.4
Associate degree 980 4.0   Asia 150 30.7
Bachelor's degree 1,663 6.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,015 4.1   Oceania 7 1.4
        Latin America 68 13.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.4 (X)   Northern America 12 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,717 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,347 100.0   English only 33,797 97.4
Never married 4,694 16.0   Language other than English 920 2.6
Now married, except separated 18,841 64.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 365 1.1
Separated 526 1.8   Spanish 359 1.0
Widowed 2,444 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 154 0.4
 Female 2,062 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 433 1.2
Divorced 2,842 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 0.4
 Female 1,528 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 104 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,238 100.0
           under 18 years 555 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,345 76.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 306 55.1   Arab 20 0.1
        Czech¹ 109 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 94 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,563 100.0   Dutch 718 1.9
Civilian veterans 4,485 16.3   English 3,454 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 882 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 113 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,934 13.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,567 100.0   Greek 46 0.1
With a disability 708 8.3   Hungarian 51 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,773 100.0   Irish¹ 4,001 10.7
With a disability 4,474 22.6   Italian 449 1.2
 Percent employed 42.3 (X)   Lithuanian 20 0.1
No disability 15,299 77.4   Norwegian 278 0.7
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 406 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 5,803 100.0   Portuguese 38 0.1
With a disability 2,752 47.4   Russian 187 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 501 1.3
        Scottish 527 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,717 100.0   Subsaharan African 24 0.1
Same house in 1995 18,508 53.3   Swedish 238 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,079 46.3   Swiss 44 0.1
 Same county 8,522 24.5   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 7,557 21.8   United States or American 6,191 16.6
  Same state 3,296 9.5   Welsh 194 0.5
  Different state 4,261 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 27 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 130 0.4   Other ancestries 4,763 12.8
 
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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