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Social Statistics

Alabama

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,155,504100.0
Nursery school, preschool74,8796.5
Kindergarten65,8885.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)525,31445.5
High school (grades 9-12)246,14821.3
College or graduate school243,27521.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over2,887,400100.0
Less than 9th grade240,3338.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma473,74816.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)877,21630.4
Some college, no degree591,05520.5
Associate degree155,4405.4
Bachelor's degree351,77212.2
Graduate or professional degree197,8366.9
Percent high school graduate or higher75.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher19.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over3,514,199100.0
Never married839,18523.9
Now married, except separated1,953,26155.6
Separated75,9882.2
Widowed274,5477.8
Female
228,6906.5
Divorced371,21810.6
Female
207,1575.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years100,765100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren56,36955.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over3,310,446100.0
Civilian veterans447,39713.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,018,258100.0
With a disability91,4349.0
Population 21 to 64 years2,497,522100.0
With a disability579,22723.2
Percent employed
50.6(X)
No disability1,918,29576.8
Percent employed
74.8(X)
Population 65 years and over555,405100.0
With a disability275,04449.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over4,152,278100.0
Same house in 19952,384,84757.4
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,718,71941.4
Same county
1,026,66824.7
Different county
692,05116.7
Same state
365,8398.8
Different state
326,2127.9
Elsewhere in 199548,7121.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population4,447,100100.0
Native4,359,32898.0
Born in United States
4,328,39597.3
State of residence
3,262,05373.4
Different state
1,066,34224.0
Born outside United States
30,9330.7
Foreign born87,7722.0
Entered 1990 to March 2000
46,5201.0
Naturalized citizen
32,2000.7
Not a citizen
55,5721.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)87,767100.0
Europe18,41521.0
Asia26,23529.9
Africa3,6624.2
Oceania5290.6
Latin America35,57440.5
Northern America3,3523.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over4,152,278100.0
English only3,989,79596.1
Language other than English162,4833.9
Speak English less than 'very well
63,9171.5
Spanish
89,7292.2
Speak English less than "very well"
40,2991.0
Other Indo-European languages
43,8121.1
Speak English less than "very well"
11,2250.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
22,1220.5
Speak English less than "very well"
10,5460.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population4,447,100100.0

Total ancestries reported

3,553,06379.9
Arab6,7300.2
Czech15,7200.1
Danish4,4610.1
Dutch41,7220.9
English344,7357.8
French (except Basque)165,2351.5
French Canadian110,3780.2
German254,1665.7
Greek6,4810.1
Hungarian3,9770.1
Irish1343,2547.7
Italian56,2201.3
Lithuanian1,6000.0
Norwegian13,7790.3
Polish22,9790.5
Portuguese1,5290.0
Russian5,3790.1
Scotch-Irish88,1812.0
Scottish69,0371.6
Slovak1,5540.0
Subsaharan African28,8670.6
Swedish13,0920.3
Swiss3,6070.1
Ukrainian1,7990.0
United States or American756,37517.0
Welsh15,0860.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)4,9230.1
Other ancestries1,382,19731.1
(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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