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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Elbert 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 20,511 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,834 100.0   Native 20,129 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 299 6.2       Born in United States 20,089 97.9
Kindergarten 212 4.4           State of residence 16,098 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,530 52.3           Different state 3,991 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,301 26.9       Born outside United States 40 0.2
College or graduate school 492 10.2   Foreign born 382 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 165 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 131 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 13,617 100.0       Not a citizen 251 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,504 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,959 21.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,342 39.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 382 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,943 14.3   Europe 56 14.7
Associate degree 528 3.9   Asia 51 13.4
Bachelor's degree 858 6.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 483 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 275 72.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,247 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,206 100.0   English only 18,592 96.6
Never married 3,852 23.8   Language other than English 655 3.4
Now married, except separated 9,042 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 271 1.4
Separated 502 3.1   Spanish 480 2.5
Widowed 1,426 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 229 1.2
 Female 1,222 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 155 0.8
Divorced 1,384 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.2
 Female 720 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,511 100.0
           under 18 years 523 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,261 74.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 267 51.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 33 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,167 100.0   Dutch 111 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,836 12.1   English 1,212 5.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 185 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 739 3.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,805 100.0   Greek 30 0.1
With a disability 457 9.5   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,235 100.0   Irish¹ 935 4.6
With a disability 2,810 25.0   Italian 177 0.9
 Percent employed 45.0 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 8,425 75.0   Norwegian 20 0.1
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 94 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,932 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.1
With a disability 1,456 49.7   Russian 11 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 333 1.6
        Scottish 222 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,247 100.0   Subsaharan African 75 0.4
Same house in 1995 12,144 63.1   Swedish 15 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,933 36.0   Swiss 33 0.2
 Same county 4,236 22.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,697 14.0   United States or American 4,057 19.8
  Same state 1,634 8.5   Welsh 12 0.1
  Different state 1,063 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 170 0.9   Other ancestries 6,899 33.6
 
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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