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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 31,795 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,599 100.0   Native 31,667 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 436 5.7       Born in United States 31,648 99.5
Kindergarten 498 6.6           State of residence 26,815 84.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,908 51.4           Different state 4,833 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,770 23.3       Born outside United States 19 0.1
College or graduate school 987 13.0   Foreign born 128 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 61 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 72 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 20,401 100.0       Not a citizen 56 0.2
Less than 9th grade 5,503 27.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,863 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,641 32.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 128 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,269 11.1   Europe 14 10.9
Associate degree 333 1.6   Asia 38 29.7
Bachelor's degree 952 4.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 840 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 44 34.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 54.1 (X)   Northern America 32 25.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,564 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,865 100.0   English only 29,031 98.2
Never married 4,647 18.7   Language other than English 533 1.8
Now married, except separated 14,799 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 136 0.5
Separated 610 2.5   Spanish 330 1.1
Widowed 2,026 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 93 0.3
 Female 1,703 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 176 0.6
Divorced 2,783 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
 Female 1,541 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,795 100.0
           under 18 years 807 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,279 66.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 435 53.9   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,441 100.0   Dutch 328 1.0
Civilian veterans 2,436 10.4   English 2,648 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 273 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 19 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,186 3.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,457 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 827 11.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,925 100.0   Irish¹ 2,043 6.4
With a disability 6,871 38.3   Italian 256 0.8
 Percent employed 27.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,054 61.7   Norwegian 5 0.0
 Percent employed 66.2 (X)   Polish 40 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,729 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.1
With a disability 2,391 64.1   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 276 0.9
        Scottish 346 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,564 100.0   Subsaharan African 32 0.1
Same house in 1995 18,515 62.6   Swedish 16 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,871 36.8   Swiss 17 0.1
 Same county 6,582 22.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,289 14.5   United States or American 10,201 32.1
  Same state 2,628 8.9   Welsh 63 0.2
  Different state 1,661 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 178 0.6   Other ancestries 3,440 10.8
 
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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