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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 897,472 100.0
      enrolled in school 259,171 100.0   Native 863,099 96.2
Nursery school, preschool 19,179 7.4       Born in United States 857,346 95.5
Kindergarten 13,769 5.3           State of residence 550,179 61.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 119,599 46.1           Different state 307,167 34.2
High school (grades 9-12) 55,693 21.5       Born outside United States 5,753 0.6
College or graduate school 50,931 19.7   Foreign born 34,373 3.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20,657 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11,314 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 558,056 100.0       Not a citizen 23,059 2.6
Less than 9th grade 33,095 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 74,167 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 146,104 26.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 34,373 100.0
Some college, no degree 134,425 24.1   Europe 4,682 13.6
Associate degree 29,264 5.2   Asia 13,059 38.0
Bachelor's degree 91,407 16.4   Africa 2,111 6.1
Graduate or professional degree 49,594 8.9   Oceania 113 0.3
        Latin America 13,290 38.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 1,118 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 829,246 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 684,416 100.0   English only 774,966 93.5
Never married 217,601 31.8   Language other than English 54,280 6.5
Now married, except separated 319,076 46.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23,890 2.9
Separated 26,509 3.9   Spanish 27,382 3.3
Widowed 46,928 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,735 1.7
 Female 38,375 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 13,185 1.6
Divorced 74,302 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,415 0.4
 Female 44,839 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,186 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,626 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 897,472 100.0
           under 18 years 24,840 100.0     Total ancestries reported 810,531 90.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 11,808 47.5   Arab 2,785 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,280 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,036 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 642,389 100.0   Dutch 7,267 0.8
Civilian veterans 77,956 12.1   English 64,789 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,913 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,870 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 55,174 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 220,736 100.0   Greek 1,703 0.2
With a disability 19,548 8.9   Hungarian 1,158 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 509,063 100.0   Irish¹ 61,673 6.9
With a disability 109,751 21.6   Italian 19,951 2.2
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 486 0.1
No disability 399,312 78.4   Norwegian 3,052 0.3
 Percent employed 76.7 (X)   Polish 6,800 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 85,460 100.0   Portuguese 365 0.0
With a disability 39,407 46.1   Russian 2,847 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 19,910 2.2
        Scottish 14,261 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 462 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 829,246 100.0   Subsaharan African 12,163 1.4
Same house in 1995 424,884 51.2   Swedish 3,559 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 388,724 46.9   Swiss 753 0.1
 Same county 279,504 33.7   Ukrainian 603 0.1
 Different county 109,220 13.2   United States or American 59,676 6.6
  Same state 17,568 2.1   Welsh 2,851 0.3
  Different state 91,652 11.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 745 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 15,638 1.9   Other ancestries 449,399 50.1
 
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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