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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Knox 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 55,836 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,125 100.0   Native 54,934 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 776 5.9       Born in United States 54,701 98.0
Kindergarten 583 4.4           State of residence 44,033 78.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,693 43.4           Different state 10,668 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,866 21.8       Born outside United States 233 0.4
College or graduate school 3,207 24.4   Foreign born 902 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 323 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 453 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 38,049 100.0       Not a citizen 449 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,838 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,074 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,968 36.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 902 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,926 23.5   Europe 194 21.5
Associate degree 2,698 7.1   Asia 240 26.6
Bachelor's degree 3,684 9.7   Africa 46 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,861 4.9   Oceania 2 0.2
        Latin America 375 41.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 45 5.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 52,615 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,735 100.0   English only 50,384 95.8
Never married 9,876 21.6   Language other than English 2,231 4.2
Now married, except separated 25,686 56.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 702 1.3
Separated 558 1.2   Spanish 1,232 2.3
Widowed 3,778 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 510 1.0
 Female 2,957 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 659 1.3
Divorced 5,837 12.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 89 0.2
 Female 3,199 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 261 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 55,836 100.0
           under 18 years 702 100.0     Total ancestries reported 52,571 94.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 345 49.1   Arab 103 0.2
        Czech¹ 117 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 260 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 43,569 100.0   Dutch 1,580 2.8
Civilian veterans 6,159 14.1   English 6,465 11.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,407 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 120 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,592 19.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,497 100.0   Greek 80 0.1
With a disability 868 7.5   Hungarian 80 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,274 100.0   Irish¹ 6,917 12.4
With a disability 4,626 15.8   Italian 1,348 2.4
 Percent employed 54.5 (X)   Lithuanian 47 0.1
No disability 24,648 84.2   Norwegian 779 1.4
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 594 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 9,118 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 3,643 40.0   Russian 103 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,131 2.0
        Scottish 1,046 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 59 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 52,615 100.0   Subsaharan African 212 0.4
Same house in 1995 30,405 57.8   Swedish 6,139 11.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,434 40.7   Swiss 163 0.3
 Same county 12,208 23.2   Ukrainian 21 0.0
 Different county 9,226 17.5   United States or American 5,479 9.8
  Same state 5,961 11.3   Welsh 323 0.6
  Different state 3,265 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 776 1.5   Other ancestries 7,392 13.2
 
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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