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Social Statistics

Arkansas

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school675,109100.0
Nursery school, preschool43,3536.4
Kindergarten37,7465.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)311,51546.1
High school (grades 9-12)154,43222.9
College or graduate school128,06319.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,731,200100.0
Less than 9th grade162,4649.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma264,98515.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)590,41634.1
Some college, no degree355,32920.5
Associate degree69,5784.0
Bachelor's degree190,42711.0
Graduate or professional degree98,0015.7
Percent high school graduate or higher75.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher16.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over2,111,663100.0
Never married447,06721.2
Now married, except separated1,229,64358.2
Separated40,8181.9
Widowed161,0587.6
Female
133,4476.3
Divorced233,07711.0
Female
127,3146.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years57,895100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren33,61858.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,987,107100.0
Civilian veterans281,71414.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years612,642100.0
With a disability57,7339.4
Population 21 to 64 years1,473,716100.0
With a disability345,33823.4
Percent employed
51.6(X)
No disability1,128,37876.6
Percent employed
76.7(X)
Population 65 years and over354,606100.0
With a disability173,40048.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over2,492,205100.0
Same house in 19951,327,37453.3
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,131,17445.4
Same county
618,23924.8
Different county
512,93520.6
Same state
260,83510.5
Different state
252,10010.1
Elsewhere in 199533,6571.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population2,673,400100.0
Native2,599,71097.2
Born in United States
2,585,86696.7
State of residence
1,707,52963.9
Different state
878,33732.9
Born outside United States
13,8440.5
Foreign born73,6902.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
40,7411.5
Naturalized citizen
22,0550.8
Not a citizen
51,6351.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)73,690100.0
Europe10,02813.6
Asia15,84621.5
Africa1,5032.0
Oceania1,1651.6
Latin America43,30958.8
Northern America1,8392.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over2,492,205100.0
English only2,368,45095.0
Language other than English123,7555.0
Speak English less than 'very well
57,7092.3
Spanish
82,4653.3
Speak English less than "very well"
43,5351.7
Other Indo-European languages
22,6950.9
Speak English less than "very well"
5,3320.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
15,2380.6
Speak English less than "very well"
7,8650.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population2,673,400100.0

Total ancestries reported

2,177,08581.4
Arab2,4050.1
Czech16,5410.2
Danish4,6360.2
Dutch40,4281.5
English211,2267.9
French (except Basque)151,1771.9
French Canadian18,1550.3
German249,6579.3
Greek2,5950.1
Hungarian2,3090.1
Irish1255,2799.5
Italian34,6741.3
Lithuanian1,0620.0
Norwegian13,0460.5
Polish18,8670.7
Portuguese1,4720.1
Russian3,2700.1
Scotch-Irish46,5801.7
Scottish35,8641.3
Slovak1,1360.0
Subsaharan African12,6930.5
Swedish14,5620.5
Swiss4,7700.2
Ukrainian1,2950.0
United States or American424,92015.9
Welsh11,0030.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,7310.1
Other ancestries714,73226.7
(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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