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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Obion 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 32,450 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,182 100.0   Native 32,015 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 566 7.9       Born in United States 31,923 98.4
Kindergarten 426 5.9           State of residence 22,413 69.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,432 47.8           Different state 9,510 29.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,778 24.8       Born outside United States 92 0.3
College or graduate school 980 13.6   Foreign born 435 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 258 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 91 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 22,119 100.0       Not a citizen 344 1.1
Less than 9th grade 2,425 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,987 18.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,143 41.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 435 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,729 16.9   Europe 44 10.1
Associate degree 559 2.5   Asia 40 9.2
Bachelor's degree 1,541 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 735 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 345 79.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.0 (X)   Northern America 6 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,396 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,169 100.0   English only 29,463 96.9
Never married 4,793 18.3   Language other than English 933 3.1
Now married, except separated 15,902 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 458 1.5
Separated 419 1.6   Spanish 648 2.1
Widowed 2,376 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 396 1.3
 Female 1,973 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 211 0.7
Divorced 2,679 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.1
 Female 1,372 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 43 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,450 100.0
           under 18 years 556 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,034 71.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 336 60.4   Arab 16 0.0
        Czech¹ 25 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,838 100.0   Dutch 266 0.8
Civilian veterans 3,277 13.2   English 2,572 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 324 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 38 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,195 6.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,743 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 640 9.5   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,648 100.0   Irish¹ 3,063 9.4
With a disability 4,274 22.9   Italian 202 0.6
 Percent employed 48.2 (X)   Lithuanian 12 0.0
No disability 14,374 77.1   Norwegian 55 0.2
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 194 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,631 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,329 50.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 595 1.8
        Scottish 289 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,396 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.1
Same house in 1995 18,130 59.6   Swedish 73 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,000 39.5   Swiss 15 0.0
 Same county 7,409 24.4   Ukrainian 1 0.0
 Different county 4,591 15.1   United States or American 7,176 22.1
  Same state 2,062 6.8   Welsh 95 0.3
  Different state 2,529 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 266 0.9   Other ancestries 5,738 17.7
 
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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