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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lee 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 49,040 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,864 100.0   Native 44,367 90.5
Nursery school, preschool 642 5.4       Born in United States 43,827 89.4
Kindergarten 662 5.6           State of residence 32,059 65.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,974 50.4           Different state 11,768 24.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,806 23.7       Born outside United States 540 1.1
College or graduate school 1,780 15.0   Foreign born 4,673 9.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,054 6.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 867 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 32,043 100.0       Not a citizen 3,806 7.8
Less than 9th grade 2,997 9.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,587 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,588 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,673 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,378 19.9   Europe 270 5.8
Associate degree 2,976 9.3   Asia 186 4.0
Bachelor's degree 3,647 11.4   Africa 59 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,870 5.8   Oceania 1 0.0
        Latin America 4,009 85.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.3 (X)   Northern America 148 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,672 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 38,533 100.0   English only 40,034 87.7
Never married 9,141 23.7   Language other than English 5,638 12.3
Now married, except separated 21,922 56.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,565 7.8
Separated 1,142 3.0   Spanish 5,136 11.2
Widowed 2,838 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,415 7.5
 Female 2,410 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 297 0.7
Divorced 3,490 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 77 0.2
 Female 1,864 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 161 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,040 100.0
           under 18 years 1,204 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,961 87.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 700 58.1   Arab 65 0.1
        Czech¹ 51 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 46 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 36,286 100.0   Dutch 495 1.0
Civilian veterans 5,179 14.3   English 4,334 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 687 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 294 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,248 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,051 100.0   Greek 59 0.1
With a disability 854 7.7   Hungarian 82 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,661 100.0   Irish¹ 2,935 6.0
With a disability 5,559 20.1   Italian 955 1.9
 Percent employed 57.6 (X)   Lithuanian 19 0.0
No disability 22,102 79.9   Norwegian 194 0.4
 Percent employed 79.3 (X)   Polish 276 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 6,002 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 2,703 45.0   Russian 120 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,939 4.0
        Scottish 1,761 3.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 45,672 100.0   Subsaharan African 419 0.9
Same house in 1995 25,872 56.6   Swedish 239 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,236 39.9   Swiss 65 0.1
 Same county 9,867 21.6   Ukrainian 20 0.0
 Different county 8,369 18.3   United States or American 8,201 16.7
  Same state 4,200 9.2   Welsh 176 0.4
  Different state 4,169 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,564 3.4   Other ancestries 16,202 33.0
 
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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