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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Letcher 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 25,277 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,801 100.0   Native 25,185 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 287 4.9       Born in United States 25,160 99.5
Kindergarten 335 5.8           State of residence 21,214 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,747 47.4           Different state 3,946 15.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,574 27.1       Born outside United States 25 0.1
College or graduate school 858 14.8   Foreign born 92 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 52 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 16,930 100.0       Not a citizen 40 0.2
Less than 9th grade 3,840 22.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,189 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,575 32.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 92 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,245 13.3   Europe 16 17.4
Associate degree 784 4.6   Asia 49 53.3
Bachelor's degree 720 4.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 577 3.4   Oceania 2 2.2
        Latin America 15 16.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.5 (X)   Northern America 10 10.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,868 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,479 100.0   English only 23,454 98.3
Never married 3,879 18.9   Language other than English 414 1.7
Now married, except separated 12,542 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 168 0.7
Separated 487 2.4   Spanish 159 0.7
Widowed 1,739 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.3
 Female 1,435 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 201 0.8
Divorced 1,832 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.3
 Female 958 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 49 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,277 100.0
           under 18 years 418 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,754 62.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 239 57.2   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 13 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,258 100.0   Dutch 184 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,759 9.1   English 1,626 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 119 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 819 3.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,654 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 654 11.6   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,948 100.0   Irish¹ 1,283 5.1
With a disability 5,635 37.7   Italian 123 0.5
 Percent employed 27.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,313 62.3   Norwegian 13 0.1
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Polish 14 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,038 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,901 62.6   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 202 0.8
        Scottish 205 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,868 100.0   Subsaharan African 25 0.1
Same house in 1995 17,329 72.6   Swedish 9 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,483 27.2   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 4,536 19.0   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 1,947 8.2   United States or American 9,037 35.8
  Same state 957 4.0   Welsh 37 0.1
  Different state 990 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 56 0.2   Other ancestries 2,006 7.9
 
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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