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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shelby 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 47,910 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,315 100.0   Native 47,246 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 798 6.5       Born in United States 47,075 98.3
Kindergarten 827 6.7           State of residence 39,781 83.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,248 50.7           Different state 7,294 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,121 25.3       Born outside United States 171 0.4
College or graduate school 1,321 10.7   Foreign born 664 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 381 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 255 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 30,280 100.0       Not a citizen 409 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,342 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,266 14.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,712 45.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 664 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,865 16.1   Europe 138 20.8
Associate degree 2,228 7.4   Asia 315 47.4
Bachelor's degree 2,671 8.8   Africa 97 14.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,196 3.9   Oceania 11 1.7
        Latin America 66 9.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 37 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 44,330 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,540 100.0   English only 42,882 96.7
Never married 7,879 21.6   Language other than English 1,448 3.3
Now married, except separated 22,580 61.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 575 1.3
Separated 421 1.2   Spanish 567 1.3
Widowed 2,565 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 193 0.4
 Female 2,113 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 529 1.2
Divorced 3,095 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 193 0.4
 Female 1,747 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 282 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 183 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 47,910 100.0
           under 18 years 640 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,078 96.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 321 50.2   Arab 24 0.1
        Czech¹ 71 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 73 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,174 100.0   Dutch 939 2.0
Civilian veterans 4,458 13.0   English 3,583 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,613 5.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 63 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 19,908 41.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,780 100.0   Greek 31 0.1
With a disability 927 7.9   Hungarian 128 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,483 100.0   Irish¹ 4,798 10.0
With a disability 4,491 17.0   Italian 820 1.7
 Percent employed 63.5 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 21,992 83.0   Norwegian 135 0.3
 Percent employed 84.3 (X)   Polish 493 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 5,395 100.0   Portuguese 41 0.1
With a disability 2,242 41.6   Russian 43 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 414 0.9
        Scottish 644 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 55 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 44,330 100.0   Subsaharan African 147 0.3
Same house in 1995 26,494 59.8   Swedish 211 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,484 39.4   Swiss 115 0.2
 Same county 11,347 25.6   Ukrainian 18 0.0
 Different county 6,137 13.8   United States or American 6,242 13.0
  Same state 4,294 9.7   Welsh 342 0.7
  Different state 1,843 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 36 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 352 0.8   Other ancestries 4,083 8.5
 
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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