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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Atkinson County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 7,609 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,770 100.0   Native 6,692 87.9
Nursery school, preschool 109 6.2       Born in United States 6,683 87.8
Kindergarten 115 6.5           State of residence 5,668 74.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,025 57.9           Different state 1,015 13.3
High school (grades 9-12) 421 23.8       Born outside United States 9 0.1
College or graduate school 100 5.6   Foreign born 917 12.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 630 8.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 153 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 4,503 100.0       Not a citizen 764 10.0
Less than 9th grade 994 22.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 972 21.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,620 36.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 917 100.0
Some college, no degree 464 10.3   Europe 7 0.8
Associate degree 142 3.2   Asia 26 2.8
Bachelor's degree 207 4.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 104 2.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 867 94.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 56.3 (X)   Northern America 17 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,885 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,664 100.0   English only 5,757 83.6
Never married 1,300 23.0   Language other than English 1,128 16.4
Now married, except separated 3,244 57.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 914 13.3
Separated 201 3.5   Spanish 1,072 15.6
Widowed 477 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 892 13.0
 Female 370 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 22 0.3
Divorced 442 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
 Female 248 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 34 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,609 100.0
           under 18 years 255 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,619 73.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 174 68.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,313 100.0   Dutch 12 0.2
Civilian veterans 508 9.6   English 299 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 27 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 89 1.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,003 100.0   Greek 18 0.2
With a disability 144 7.2   Hungarian 1 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,162 100.0   Irish¹ 365 4.8
With a disability 890 21.4   Italian 11 0.1
 Percent employed 42.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,272 78.6   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 75.0 (X)   Polish 14 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 710 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 378 53.2   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 50 0.7
        Scottish 58 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,885 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.3
Same house in 1995 4,145 60.2   Swedish 32 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,483 36.1   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,478 21.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,005 14.6   United States or American 1,921 25.2
  Same state 631 9.2   Welsh 1 0.0
  Different state 374 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 257 3.7   Other ancestries 2,687 35.3
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (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. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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