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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laclede 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 32,513 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,953 100.0   Native 32,223 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 529 6.7       Born in United States 31,988 98.4
Kindergarten 472 5.9           State of residence 21,707 66.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,013 50.5           Different state 10,281 31.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,923 24.2       Born outside United States 235 0.7
College or graduate school 1,016 12.8   Foreign born 290 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 65 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 129 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 21,120 100.0       Not a citizen 161 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,969 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,754 17.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,680 41.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 290 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,722 17.6   Europe 121 41.7
Associate degree 605 2.9   Asia 42 14.5
Bachelor's degree 1,678 7.9   Africa 6 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 712 3.4   Oceania 2 0.7
        Latin America 108 37.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.9 (X)   Northern America 11 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,275 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,402 100.0   English only 29,464 97.3
Never married 4,514 17.8   Language other than English 811 2.7
Now married, except separated 16,188 63.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 263 0.9
Separated 417 1.6   Spanish 388 1.3
Widowed 1,792 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 183 0.6
 Female 1,478 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 276 0.9
Divorced 2,491 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
 Female 1,308 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 66 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,513 100.0
           under 18 years 598 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,290 83.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 349 58.4   Arab 19 0.1
        Czech¹ 124 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 210 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,826 100.0   Dutch 757 2.3
Civilian veterans 3,777 15.9   English 2,829 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 934 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 101 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,052 15.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,623 100.0   Greek 13 0.0
With a disability 573 7.5   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,868 100.0   Irish¹ 3,805 11.7
With a disability 3,895 21.8   Italian 429 1.3
 Percent employed 48.2 (X)   Lithuanian 29 0.1
No disability 13,973 78.2   Norwegian 191 0.6
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 326 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 4,410 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 2,033 46.1   Russian 45 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 441 1.4
        Scottish 495 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,275 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,381 54.1   Swedish 265 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,786 45.5   Swiss 76 0.2
 Same county 8,158 26.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,628 18.6   United States or American 6,850 21.1
  Same state 3,015 10.0   Welsh 88 0.3
  Different state 2,613 8.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 44 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 108 0.4   Other ancestries 4,105 12.6
 
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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