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Social Statistics

Mississippi

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school789,903100.0
Nursery school, preschool54,0586.8
Kindergarten47,3846.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8)363,30046.0
High school (grades 9-12)172,16421.8
College or graduate school152,99719.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,757,517100.0
Less than 9th grade169,1789.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma307,85217.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)516,09129.4
Some college, no degree366,74420.9
Associate degree100,5615.7
Bachelor's degree194,32511.1
Graduate or professional degree102,7665.8
Percent high school graduate or higher72.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher16.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over2,203,615100.0
Never married610,13327.7
Now married, except separated1,133,55451.4
Separated62,9872.9
Widowed175,1437.9
Female
144,9546.6
Divorced221,79810.1
Female
122,9125.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years84,157100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren48,06157.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,054,721100.0
Civilian veterans249,43112.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years706,937100.0
With a disability61,0618.6
Population 21 to 64 years1,542,401100.0
With a disability378,09924.5
Percent employed
49.1(X)
No disability1,164,30275.5
Percent employed
74.3(X)
Population 65 years and over325,801100.0
With a disability168,41051.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over2,641,453100.0
Same house in 19951,544,84658.5
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,071,33840.6
Same county
595,34722.5
Different county
475,99118.0
Same state
249,2039.4
Different state
226,7888.6
Elsewhere in 199525,2691.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population2,844,658100.0
Native2,804,75098.6
Born in United States
2,791,11598.1
State of residence
2,113,88374.3
Different state
677,23223.8
Born outside United States
13,6350.5
Foreign born39,9081.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
19,7810.7
Naturalized citizen
16,0980.6
Not a citizen
23,8100.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)39,904100.0
Europe7,64319.2
Asia14,43436.2
Africa1,2703.2
Oceania2490.6
Latin America14,58236.5
Northern America1,7264.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over2,641,453100.0
English only2,545,93196.4
Language other than English95,5223.6
Speak English less than 'very well
36,0591.4
Spanish
50,5151.9
Speak English less than "very well"
20,8560.8
Other Indo-European languages
23,7000.9
Speak English less than "very well"
5,8050.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
13,5580.5
Speak English less than "very well"
6,3030.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population2,844,658100.0

Total ancestries reported

2,289,35680.5
Arab4,2150.1
Czech12,2200.1
Danish2,6170.1
Dutch18,7130.7
English173,6336.1
French (except Basque)166,1302.3
French Canadian19,9320.3
German129,2754.5
Greek2,6620.1
Hungarian1,8430.1
Irish1195,7416.9
Italian40,4011.4
Lithuanian5370.0
Norwegian7,0880.2
Polish10,1550.4
Portuguese1,0590.0
Russian2,3560.1
Scotch-Irish55,0771.9
Scottish35,1851.2
Slovak5070.0
Subsaharan African20,4690.7
Swedish7,1550.3
Swiss1,6010.1
Ukrainian7230.0
United States or American403,51814.2
Welsh6,9510.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,7340.1
Other ancestries1,087,85938.2
(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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