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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataAlabama

Social Statistics

Bessemer, Alabama

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school7,539100.0
Nursery school, preschool5717.6
Kindergarten5126.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,64048.3
High school (grades 9-12)1,75823.3
College or graduate school1,05814.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over18,876100.0
Less than 9th grade1,92010.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,23022.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)6,00031.8
Some college, no degree3,85420.4
Associate degree1,1416.0
Bachelor's degree1,1626.2
Graduate or professional degree5693.0
Percent high school graduate or higher67.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher9.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over23,086100.0
Never married7,58732.9
Now married, except separated8,80738.1
Separated8533.7
Widowed3,15313.7
Female
2,61611.3
Divorced2,68611.6
Female
1,5386.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,314100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren81361.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over21,789100.0
Civilian veterans2,83513.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years6,958100.0
With a disability79611.4
Population 21 to 64 years15,203100.0
With a disability4,60330.3
Percent employed
44.0(X)
No disability10,60069.7
Percent employed
66.6(X)
Population 65 years and over4,716100.0
With a disability2,53753.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over27,472100.0
Same house in 199516,94761.7
Different house in the U.S. in 199510,37537.8
Same county
8,42430.7
Different county
1,9517.1
Same state
7522.7
Different state
1,1994.4
Elsewhere in 19951500.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population29,949100.0
Native29,68199.1
Born in United States
29,60198.8
State of residence
26,75189.3
Different state
2,8509.5
Born outside United States
800.3
Foreign born2680.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1720.6
Naturalized citizen
680.2
Not a citizen
2000.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)268100.0
Europe3713.8
Asia5420.1
Africa83.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America13048.5
Northern America3914.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over27,472100.0
English only26,82397.6
Language other than English6492.4
Speak English less than 'very well
2901.1
Spanish
3201.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1480.5
Other Indo-European languages
2320.8
Speak English less than "very well"
910.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
610.2
Speak English less than "very well"
450.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population29,949100.0

Total ancestries reported

23,45378.3
Arab380.1
Czech1140.0
Danish00.0
Dutch1510.5
English6212.1
French (except Basque)11760.6
French Canadian1210.1
German5091.7
Greek250.1
Hungarian70.0
Irish19343.1
Italian2400.8
Lithuanian00.0
Norwegian130.0
Polish270.1
Portuguese00.0
Russian40.0
Scotch-Irish2050.7
Scottish1810.6
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African3421.1
Swedish130.0
Swiss350.1
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American2,2677.6
Welsh290.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)620.2
Other ancestries17,53958.6
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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