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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pulaski 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 35,127 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,831 100.0   Native 34,911 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 390 5.7       Born in United States 34,788 99.0
Kindergarten 523 7.7           State of residence 27,749 79.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,149 46.1           Different state 7,039 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,473 21.6       Born outside United States 123 0.4
College or graduate school 1,296 19.0   Foreign born 216 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 95 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 139 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 25,362 100.0       Not a citizen 77 0.2
Less than 9th grade 2,988 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,549 14.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,590 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 216 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,063 20.0   Europe 68 31.5
Associate degree 2,009 7.9   Asia 40 18.5
Bachelor's degree 2,020 8.0   Africa 29 13.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,143 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 72 33.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.2 (X)   Northern America 7 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,112 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,065 100.0   English only 32,413 97.9
Never married 5,086 17.5   Language other than English 699 2.1
Now married, except separated 17,571 60.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 374 1.1
Separated 786 2.7   Spanish 270 0.8
Widowed 2,599 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 125 0.4
 Female 2,113 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 320 1.0
Divorced 3,023 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 182 0.5
 Female 1,663 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,127 100.0
           under 18 years 769 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,412 69.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 259 33.7   Arab 33 0.1
        Czech¹ 62 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,927 100.0   Dutch 582 1.7
Civilian veterans 4,088 14.6   English 2,749 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 362 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 90 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,046 8.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,101 100.0   Greek 92 0.3
With a disability 573 9.4   Hungarian 73 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,870 100.0   Irish¹ 3,001 8.5
With a disability 4,530 21.7   Italian 554 1.6
 Percent employed 48.4 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 16,340 78.3   Norwegian 84 0.2
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 113 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,089 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 2,461 48.4   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 902 2.6
        Scottish 554 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,112 100.0   Subsaharan African 26 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,681 62.5   Swedish 110 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,353 37.3   Swiss 40 0.1
 Same county 7,696 23.2   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 4,657 14.1   United States or American 7,940 22.6
  Same state 3,174 9.6   Welsh 127 0.4
  Different state 1,483 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 78 0.2   Other ancestries 3,797 10.8
 
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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