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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meigs 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 23,072 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,161 100.0   Native 23,031 99.8
Nursery school, preschool 198 3.8       Born in United States 22,992 99.7
Kindergarten 239 4.6           State of residence 15,344 66.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,757 53.4           Different state 7,648 33.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,279 24.8       Born outside United States 39 0.2
College or graduate school 688 13.3   Foreign born 41 0.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 29 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 15,602 100.0       Not a citizen 28 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,277 8.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,904 18.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,266 46.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 41 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,079 13.3   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 918 5.9   Asia 34 82.9
Bachelor's degree 769 4.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 389 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.2 (X)   Northern America 7 17.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,772 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,585 100.0   English only 21,398 98.3
Never married 3,733 20.1   Language other than English 374 1.7
Now married, except separated 11,096 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.5
Separated 280 1.5   Spanish 196 0.9
Widowed 1,511 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.2
 Female 1,269 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 150 0.7
Divorced 1,965 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 0.3
 Female 1,052 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,072 100.0
           under 18 years 475 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,913 77.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 332 69.9   Arab 23 0.1
        Czech¹ 28 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,538 100.0   Dutch 419 1.8
Civilian veterans 2,729 15.6   English 2,265 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 303 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,782 16.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,153 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 590 11.4   Hungarian 35 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,183 100.0   Irish¹ 2,237 9.7
With a disability 3,304 25.1   Italian 204 0.9
 Percent employed 41.2 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 9,879 74.9   Norwegian 41 0.2
 Percent employed 68.1 (X)   Polish 63 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,217 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,617 50.3   Russian 8 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 299 1.3
        Scottish 265 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,772 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,445 66.3   Swedish 43 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,262 33.4   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 4,393 20.2   Ukrainian 18 0.1
 Different county 2,869 13.2   United States or American 5,716 24.8
  Same state 1,879 8.6   Welsh 254 1.1
  Different state 990 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 65 0.3   Other ancestries 1,873 8.1
 
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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