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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cobb 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 607,751 100.0
      enrolled in school 165,032 100.0   Native 537,312 88.4
Nursery school, preschool 14,414 8.7       Born in United States 529,391 87.1
Kindergarten 9,458 5.7           State of residence 227,454 37.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 71,629 43.4           Different state 301,937 49.7
High school (grades 9-12) 33,818 20.5       Born outside United States 7,921 1.3
College or graduate school 35,713 21.6   Foreign born 70,439 11.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 41,713 6.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20,701 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 395,349 100.0       Not a citizen 49,738 8.2
Less than 9th grade 15,282 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 29,032 7.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 82,038 20.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 70,439 100.0
Some college, no degree 88,678 22.4   Europe 8,898 12.6
Associate degree 23,141 5.9   Asia 17,025 24.2
Bachelor's degree 110,788 28.0   Africa 6,047 8.6
Graduate or professional degree 46,390 11.7   Oceania 200 0.3
        Latin America 35,712 50.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.8 (X)   Northern America 2,557 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 564,574 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 475,216 100.0   English only 481,572 85.3
Never married 131,429 27.7   Language other than English 83,002 14.7
Now married, except separated 269,202 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39,521 7.0
Separated 7,886 1.7   Spanish 44,531 7.9
Widowed 18,518 3.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,833 4.6
 Female 15,559 3.3   Other Indo-European languages 20,749 3.7
Divorced 48,181 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,510 1.2
 Female 28,694 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11,863 2.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,790 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 607,751 100.0
           under 18 years 9,607 100.0     Total ancestries reported 595,407 98.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,489 36.3   Arab 2,508 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,154 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,504 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 448,839 100.0   Dutch 6,968 1.1
Civilian veterans 56,014 12.5   English 67,340 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,270 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,139 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 66,310 10.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 135,385 100.0   Greek 2,277 0.4
With a disability 10,083 7.4   Hungarian 2,236 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 383,236 100.0   Irish¹ 64,428 10.6
With a disability 56,112 14.6   Italian 23,328 3.8
 Percent employed 69.1 (X)   Lithuanian 857 0.1
No disability 327,124 85.4   Norwegian 4,242 0.7
 Percent employed 81.0 (X)   Polish 12,333 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 40,727 100.0   Portuguese 1,059 0.2
With a disability 16,791 41.2   Russian 5,363 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 13,616 2.2
        Scottish 14,818 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 888 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 564,574 100.0   Subsaharan African 9,529 1.6
Same house in 1995 247,545 43.8   Swedish 4,959 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 290,771 51.5   Swiss 1,213 0.2
 Same county 116,291 20.6   Ukrainian 1,172 0.2
 Different county 174,480 30.9   United States or American 59,127 9.7
  Same state 65,316 11.6   Welsh 4,059 0.7
  Different state 109,164 19.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6,561 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 26,258 4.7   Other ancestries 199,149 32.8
 
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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