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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherokee 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 13,035 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,998 100.0   Native 12,917 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 233 7.8       Born in United States 12,880 98.8
Kindergarten 140 4.7           State of residence 10,738 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,486 49.6           Different state 2,142 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 930 31.0       Born outside United States 37 0.3
College or graduate school 209 7.0   Foreign born 118 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 25 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 68 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,918 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.4
Less than 9th grade 387 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 730 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,805 42.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 118 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,049 23.0   Europe 39 33.1
Associate degree 595 6.7   Asia 41 34.7
Bachelor's degree 992 11.1   Africa 6 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 360 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 30 25.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.5 (X)   Northern America 2 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,338 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,510 100.0   English only 11,963 97.0
Never married 2,114 20.1   Language other than English 375 3.0
Now married, except separated 6,429 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.8
Separated 125 1.2   Spanish 210 1.7
Widowed 1,044 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.4
 Female 858 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 114 0.9
Divorced 798 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
 Female 382 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,035 100.0
           under 18 years 98 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,068 107.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 57 58.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 107 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 466 3.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,839 100.0   Dutch 353 2.7
Civilian veterans 1,421 14.4   English 1,113 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 312 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 41 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,734 44.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,870 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 219 7.6   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,672 100.0   Irish¹ 1,480 11.4
With a disability 882 13.2   Italian 103 0.8
 Percent employed 64.1 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 5,790 86.8   Norwegian 722 5.5
 Percent employed 87.6 (X)   Polish 123 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,406 100.0   Portuguese 42 0.3
With a disability 801 33.3   Russian 20 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 188 1.4
        Scottish 151 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,338 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,245 66.8   Swedish 1,231 9.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,080 33.1   Swiss 85 0.7
 Same county 2,322 18.8   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 1,758 14.2   United States or American 1,012 7.8
  Same state 1,145 9.3   Welsh 126 1.0
  Different state 613 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.1   Other ancestries 634 4.9
 
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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