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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 10,687 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,461 100.0   Native 10,550 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 196 8.0       Born in United States 10,530 98.5
Kindergarten 130 5.3           State of residence 8,929 83.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,166 47.4           Different state 1,601 15.0
High school (grades 9-12) 680 27.6       Born outside United States 20 0.2
College or graduate school 289 11.7   Foreign born 137 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 43 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 7,265 100.0       Not a citizen 94 0.9
Less than 9th grade 921 12.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,624 22.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,609 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 137 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,034 14.2   Europe 35 25.5
Associate degree 206 2.8   Asia 5 3.6
Bachelor's degree 565 7.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 306 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 84 61.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.0 (X)   Northern America 13 9.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,066 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,593 100.0   English only 9,801 97.4
Never married 2,114 24.6   Language other than English 265 2.6
Now married, except separated 4,431 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 1.1
Separated 292 3.4   Spanish 202 2.0
Widowed 901 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.9
 Female 735 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 45 0.4
Divorced 855 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 499 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,687 100.0
           under 18 years 275 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,825 82.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 104 37.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,117 100.0   Dutch 52 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,069 13.2   English 833 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 76 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 253 2.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,388 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 206 8.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,747 100.0   Irish¹ 531 5.0
With a disability 1,456 25.3   Italian 34 0.3
 Percent employed 50.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,291 74.7   Norwegian 19 0.2
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 32 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,813 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 993 54.8   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 218 2.0
        Scottish 110 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,066 100.0   Subsaharan African 229 2.1
Same house in 1995 6,742 67.0   Swedish 2 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,242 32.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,980 19.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,262 12.5   United States or American 1,884 17.6
  Same state 816 8.1   Welsh 17 0.2
  Different state 446 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 82 0.8   Other ancestries 4,489 42.0
 
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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