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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Madrid 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 19,760 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,677 100.0   Native 19,697 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 283 6.1       Born in United States 19,643 99.4
Kindergarten 272 5.8           State of residence 14,932 75.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,412 51.6           Different state 4,711 23.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,211 25.9       Born outside United States 54 0.3
College or graduate school 499 10.7   Foreign born 63 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 24 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 40 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 12,868 100.0       Not a citizen 23 0.1
Less than 9th grade 2,147 16.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,537 19.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,096 39.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 63 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,668 13.0   Europe 25 39.7
Associate degree 185 1.4   Asia 12 19.0
Bachelor's degree 799 6.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 436 3.4   Oceania 10 15.9
        Latin America 11 17.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.6 (X)   Northern America 5 7.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,455 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,547 100.0   English only 18,199 98.6
Never married 3,264 21.0   Language other than English 256 1.4
Now married, except separated 8,781 56.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.5
Separated 316 2.0   Spanish 150 0.8
Widowed 1,546 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.3
 Female 1,301 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 91 0.5
Divorced 1,640 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
 Female 919 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,760 100.0
           under 18 years 494 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,490 73.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 313 63.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,539 100.0   Dutch 369 1.9
Civilian veterans 1,945 13.4   English 1,334 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 428 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,512 7.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,700 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 416 8.9   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,625 100.0   Irish¹ 1,905 9.6
With a disability 2,589 24.4   Italian 143 0.7
 Percent employed 45.9 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 8,036 75.6   Norwegian 22 0.1
 Percent employed 74.9 (X)   Polish 37 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,773 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,426 51.4   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 208 1.1
        Scottish 101 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,455 100.0   Subsaharan African 134 0.7
Same house in 1995 10,847 58.8   Swedish 17 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,568 41.0   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 4,118 22.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,450 18.7   United States or American 3,972 20.1
  Same state 2,375 12.9   Welsh 9 0.0
  Different state 1,075 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 40 0.2   Other ancestries 4,212 21.3
 
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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