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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 23,589 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,068 100.0   Native 23,481 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 250 4.9       Born in United States 23,424 99.3
Kindergarten 291 5.7           State of residence 15,347 65.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,468 48.7           Different state 8,077 34.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,226 24.2       Born outside United States 57 0.2
College or graduate school 833 16.4   Foreign born 108 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 70 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 51 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 16,314 100.0       Not a citizen 57 0.2
Less than 9th grade 3,554 21.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,874 17.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,190 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 108 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,492 15.3   Europe 36 33.3
Associate degree 651 4.0   Asia 52 48.1
Bachelor's degree 903 5.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 650 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 20 18.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,220 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,170 100.0   English only 21,720 97.7
Never married 3,529 18.4   Language other than English 500 2.3
Now married, except separated 11,181 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 113 0.5
Separated 521 2.7   Spanish 255 1.1
Widowed 1,992 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.2
 Female 1,633 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 215 1.0
Divorced 1,947 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.2
 Female 979 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,589 100.0
           under 18 years 522 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,233 64.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 291 55.7   Arab 9 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 25 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,242 100.0   Dutch 250 1.1
Civilian veterans 2,344 12.8   English 2,142 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 136 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,362 5.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,804 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 468 9.7   Hungarian 52 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,702 100.0   Irish¹ 1,739 7.4
With a disability 4,708 34.4   Italian 201 0.9
 Percent employed 27.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,994 65.6   Norwegian 32 0.1
 Percent employed 70.3 (X)   Polish 27 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,603 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 2,058 57.1   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 321 1.4
        Scottish 174 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,220 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,405 64.8   Swedish 50 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,778 35.0   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 5,331 24.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,447 11.0   United States or American 6,684 28.3
  Same state 887 4.0   Welsh 60 0.3
  Different state 1,560 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 37 0.2   Other ancestries 1,937 8.2
 
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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