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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gordon 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 44,104 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,354 100.0   Native 41,293 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 797 7.7       Born in United States 41,065 93.1
Kindergarten 601 5.8           State of residence 30,480 69.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,343 51.6           Different state 10,585 24.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,347 22.7       Born outside United States 228 0.5
College or graduate school 1,266 12.2   Foreign born 2,811 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,829 4.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 415 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 28,490 100.0       Not a citizen 2,396 5.4
Less than 9th grade 3,838 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,875 20.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,723 34.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,811 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,894 17.2   Europe 148 5.3
Associate degree 1,140 4.0   Asia 176 6.3
Bachelor's degree 1,899 6.7   Africa 27 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,121 3.9   Oceania 11 0.4
        Latin America 2,432 86.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.9 (X)   Northern America 17 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,940 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,503 100.0   English only 37,279 91.1
Never married 6,312 18.3   Language other than English 3,661 8.9
Now married, except separated 21,788 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,401 5.9
Separated 530 1.5   Spanish 3,239 7.9
Widowed 2,076 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,198 5.4
 Female 1,675 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 301 0.7
Divorced 3,797 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 139 0.3
 Female 2,179 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 69 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 44,104 100.0
           under 18 years 1,190 100.0     Total ancestries reported 33,709 76.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 653 54.9   Arab 58 0.1
        Czech¹ 91 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 31 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,561 100.0   Dutch 584 1.3
Civilian veterans 3,850 11.8   English 4,106 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 674 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 101 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,688 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,079 100.0   Greek 27 0.1
With a disability 841 8.3   Hungarian 56 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,057 100.0   Irish¹ 3,627 8.2
With a disability 5,574 21.4   Italian 453 1.0
 Percent employed 58.1 (X)   Lithuanian 33 0.1
No disability 20,483 78.6   Norwegian 92 0.2
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 162 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,366 100.0   Portuguese 34 0.1
With a disability 2,071 47.4   Russian 36 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 676 1.5
        Scottish 731 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,940 100.0   Subsaharan African 58 0.1
Same house in 1995 21,638 52.9   Swedish 108 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,218 44.5   Swiss 30 0.1
 Same county 10,027 24.5   Ukrainian 20 0.0
 Different county 8,191 20.0   United States or American 10,772 24.4
  Same state 4,697 11.5   Welsh 139 0.3
  Different state 3,494 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 83 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,084 2.6   Other ancestries 8,239 18.7
 
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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