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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laurel 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 52,715 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,653 100.0   Native 52,313 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 484 4.2       Born in United States 52,206 99.0
Kindergarten 782 6.7           State of residence 42,472 80.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,044 51.9           Different state 9,734 18.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,878 24.7       Born outside United States 107 0.2
College or graduate school 1,465 12.6   Foreign born 402 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 225 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 142 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 34,431 100.0       Not a citizen 260 0.5
Less than 9th grade 6,227 18.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,218 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,999 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 402 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,235 15.2   Europe 124 30.8
Associate degree 1,086 3.2   Asia 125 31.1
Bachelor's degree 2,178 6.3   Africa 9 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,488 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 53 13.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.9 (X)   Northern America 91 22.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 48,965 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,547 100.0   English only 47,923 97.9
Never married 7,462 18.0   Language other than English 1,042 2.1
Now married, except separated 26,324 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 346 0.7
Separated 693 1.7   Spanish 432 0.9
Widowed 2,790 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 178 0.4
 Female 2,237 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 477 1.0
Divorced 4,278 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 100 0.2
 Female 2,467 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 113 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 52,715 100.0
           under 18 years 1,074 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,710 69.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 571 53.2   Arab 18 0.0
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 25 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 39,313 100.0   Dutch 779 1.5
Civilian veterans 4,217 10.7   English 4,966 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 493 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 33 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,523 6.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,688 100.0   Greek 26 0.0
With a disability 1,340 11.5   Hungarian 56 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,892 100.0   Irish¹ 5,008 9.5
With a disability 8,995 29.1   Italian 439 0.8
 Percent employed 39.6 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 21,897 70.9   Norwegian 75 0.1
 Percent employed 74.2 (X)   Polish 232 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,711 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 3,155 55.2   Russian 40 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 506 1.0
        Scottish 647 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 48,965 100.0   Subsaharan African 40 0.1
Same house in 1995 29,033 59.3   Swedish 73 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,718 40.3   Swiss 425 0.8
 Same county 10,682 21.8   Ukrainian 58 0.1
 Different county 9,036 18.5   United States or American 13,506 25.6
  Same state 5,722 11.7   Welsh 144 0.3
  Different state 3,314 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 214 0.4   Other ancestries 5,544 10.5
 
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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