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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thomas 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 42,737 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,646 100.0   Native 42,122 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 916 7.9       Born in United States 41,863 98.0
Kindergarten 621 5.3           State of residence 32,115 75.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,711 49.0           Different state 9,748 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,752 23.6       Born outside United States 259 0.6
College or graduate school 1,646 14.1   Foreign born 615 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 316 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 294 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 27,697 100.0       Not a citizen 321 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,778 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,551 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,301 33.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 615 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,164 18.6   Europe 100 16.3
Associate degree 1,255 4.5   Asia 160 26.0
Bachelor's degree 2,944 10.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,704 6.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 321 52.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.5 (X)   Northern America 34 5.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 39,872 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,183 100.0   English only 38,374 96.2
Never married 8,137 24.5   Language other than English 1,498 3.8
Now married, except separated 17,345 52.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 637 1.6
Separated 1,127 3.4   Spanish 900 2.3
Widowed 2,735 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 496 1.2
 Female 2,379 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 355 0.9
Divorced 3,839 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.2
 Female 2,311 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 185 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,737 100.0
           under 18 years 990 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,313 80.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 519 52.4   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 21 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 80 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,084 100.0   Dutch 352 0.8
Civilian veterans 4,095 13.2   English 3,077 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 459 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 60 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,159 5.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,147 100.0   Greek 64 0.1
With a disability 955 9.4   Hungarian 15 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,081 100.0   Irish¹ 2,956 6.9
With a disability 6,209 26.9   Italian 400 0.9
 Percent employed 51.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,872 73.1   Norwegian 89 0.2
 Percent employed 77.4 (X)   Polish 215 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 5,720 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,890 50.5   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 731 1.7
        Scottish 769 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 39,872 100.0   Subsaharan African 524 1.2
Same house in 1995 22,430 56.3   Swedish 86 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,188 43.1   Swiss 51 0.1
 Same county 11,467 28.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,721 14.3   United States or American 5,305 12.4
  Same state 2,658 6.7   Welsh 213 0.5
  Different state 3,063 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 254 0.6   Other ancestries 16,599 38.8
 
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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