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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 22,605 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,494 100.0   Native 22,417 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 253 4.6       Born in United States 22,336 98.8
Kindergarten 388 7.1           State of residence 9,909 43.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,783 50.7           Different state 12,427 55.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,289 23.5       Born outside United States 81 0.4
College or graduate school 781 14.2   Foreign born 188 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 74 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 100 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,704 100.0       Not a citizen 88 0.4
Less than 9th grade 977 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,913 13.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,717 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 188 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,557 24.2   Europe 74 39.4
Associate degree 880 6.0   Asia 31 16.5
Bachelor's degree 1,124 7.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 536 3.6   Oceania 32 17.0
        Latin America 41 21.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 10 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,058 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,667 100.0   English only 20,604 97.8
Never married 3,210 18.2   Language other than English 454 2.2
Now married, except separated 10,586 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 168 0.8
Separated 284 1.6   Spanish 251 1.2
Widowed 1,561 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.5
 Female 1,313 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 100 0.5
Divorced 2,026 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
 Female 1,080 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 93 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,605 100.0
           under 18 years 429 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,528 86.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 244 56.9   Arab 37 0.2
        Czech¹ 22 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,613 100.0   Dutch 686 3.0
Civilian veterans 2,251 13.5   English 2,312 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 780 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 84 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,495 15.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,344 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 448 8.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,219 100.0   Irish¹ 2,469 10.9
With a disability 2,708 22.2   Italian 622 2.8
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 9,511 77.8   Norwegian 63 0.3
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 200 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,228 100.0   Portuguese 27 0.1
With a disability 1,596 49.4   Russian 51 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 325 1.4
        Scottish 334 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,058 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,303 58.4   Swedish 323 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,675 41.2   Swiss 46 0.2
 Same county 4,961 23.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,714 17.6   United States or American 3,654 16.2
  Same state 1,205 5.7   Welsh 161 0.7
  Different state 2,509 11.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 80 0.4   Other ancestries 3,810 16.9
 
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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