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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nelson 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 37,477 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,404 100.0   Native 37,025 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 663 7.1       Born in United States 36,941 98.6
Kindergarten 632 6.7           State of residence 32,543 86.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,747 50.5           Different state 4,398 11.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,332 24.8       Born outside United States 84 0.2
College or graduate school 1,030 11.0   Foreign born 452 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 257 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 165 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 23,785 100.0       Not a citizen 287 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,293 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,703 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,251 43.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 452 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,958 16.6   Europe 134 29.6
Associate degree 1,400 5.9   Asia 186 41.2
Bachelor's degree 1,727 7.3   Africa 24 5.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,453 6.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 74 16.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 34 7.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,741 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,830 100.0   English only 33,837 97.4
Never married 6,951 24.1   Language other than English 904 2.6
Now married, except separated 16,491 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 372 1.1
Separated 459 1.6   Spanish 433 1.2
Widowed 1,747 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 169 0.5
 Female 1,442 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 239 0.7
Divorced 3,182 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.2
 Female 1,675 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 215 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 117 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,477 100.0
           under 18 years 592 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,441 75.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 363 61.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 7 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,092 100.0   Dutch 307 0.8
Civilian veterans 3,393 12.5   English 3,675 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 595 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 78 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,793 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,986 100.0   Greek 17 0.0
With a disability 836 9.3   Hungarian 13 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,587 100.0   Irish¹ 4,157 11.1
With a disability 4,688 21.7   Italian 552 1.5
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 16,899 78.3   Norwegian 83 0.2
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 132 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,695 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,698 46.0   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 514 1.4
        Scottish 412 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 34,741 100.0   Subsaharan African 74 0.2
Same house in 1995 19,842 57.1   Swedish 154 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,675 42.2   Swiss 34 0.1
 Same county 8,556 24.6   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 6,119 17.6   United States or American 9,221 24.6
  Same state 4,331 12.5   Welsh 126 0.3
  Different state 1,788 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 224 0.6   Other ancestries 4,400 11.7
 
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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