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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataArkansas

Social Statistics

West Memphis, Arkansas,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school8,191100.0
Nursery school, preschool6227.6
Kindergarten5626.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,01549.0
High school (grades 9-12)1,90423.2
College or graduate school1,08813.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over16,304100.0
Less than 9th grade1,98612.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma3,10819.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,39133.1
Some college, no degree3,41120.9
Associate degree5303.3
Bachelor's degree1,2467.6
Graduate or professional degree6323.9
Percent high school graduate or higher68.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher11.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over20,302100.0
Never married6,18230.5
Now married, except separated9,33546.0
Separated9244.6
Widowed1,5067.4
Female
1,3146.5
Divorced2,35511.6
Female
1,5207.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years888100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren45551.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over18,905100.0
Civilian veterans2,16111.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years7,379100.0
With a disability6939.4
Population 21 to 64 years14,767100.0
With a disability3,95026.7
Percent employed
49.7(X)
No disability10,81773.3
Percent employed
70.9(X)
Population 65 years and over2,727100.0
With a disability1,51255.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over25,335100.0
Same house in 199513,17152.0
Different house in the U.S. in 199511,86546.8
Same county
7,52729.7
Different county
4,33817.1
Same state
1,9627.7
Different state
2,3769.4
Elsewhere in 19952991.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population27,752100.0
Native27,46799.0
Born in United States
27,41798.8
State of residence
14,39651.9
Different state
13,02146.9
Born outside United States
500.2
Foreign born2851.0
Entered 1990 to March 2000
970.3
Naturalized citizen
1730.6
Not a citizen
1120.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)285100.0
Europe3913.7
Asia15855.4
Africa00.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America8830.9
Northern America00.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over25,335100.0
English only24,50396.7
Language other than English8323.3
Speak English less than 'very well
4671.8
Spanish
5022.0
Speak English less than "very well"
2821.1
Other Indo-European languages
2280.9
Speak English less than "very well"
1010.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1020.4
Speak English less than "very well"
840.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population27,752100.0

Total ancestries reported

22,26580.2
Arab60.0
Czech160.0
Danish00.0
Dutch1490.5
English9693.5
French (except Basque)11680.6
French Canadian1770.3
German9473.4
Greek780.3
Hungarian00.0
Irish11,1754.2
Italian3771.4
Lithuanian00.0
Norwegian190.1
Polish1570.6
Portuguese00.0
Russian00.0
Scotch-Irish4511.6
Scottish2280.8
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African1770.6
Swedish210.1
Swiss90.0
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American2,7369.9
Welsh260.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)290.1
Other ancestries14,46052.1
(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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