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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dorchester 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 30,674 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,043 100.0   Native 30,070 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 506 7.2       Born in United States 29,878 97.4
Kindergarten 371 5.3           State of residence 24,032 78.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,475 49.3           Different state 5,846 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,679 23.8       Born outside United States 192 0.6
College or graduate school 1,012 14.4   Foreign born 604 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 192 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 276 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 21,435 100.0       Not a citizen 328 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,944 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,583 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,015 42.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 604 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,471 16.2   Europe 173 28.6
Associate degree 858 4.0   Asia 219 36.3
Bachelor's degree 1,453 6.8   Africa 20 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,111 5.2   Oceania 11 1.8
        Latin America 161 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.2 (X)   Northern America 20 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,004 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,810 100.0   English only 27,979 96.5
Never married 6,063 24.4   Language other than English 1,025 3.5
Now married, except separated 13,209 53.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 419 1.4
Separated 806 3.2   Spanish 474 1.6
Widowed 2,504 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 195 0.7
 Female 2,066 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 332 1.1
Divorced 2,228 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.3
 Female 1,283 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 186 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 127 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 30,674 100.0
           under 18 years 743 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,129 85.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 351 47.2   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 79 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,486 100.0   Dutch 217 0.7
Civilian veterans 3,392 14.4   English 3,787 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 396 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 68 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,861 9.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,316 100.0   Greek 38 0.1
With a disability 598 9.5   Hungarian 60 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,922 100.0   Irish¹ 2,558 8.3
With a disability 3,776 22.3   Italian 521 1.7
 Percent employed 62.3 (X)   Lithuanian 27 0.1
No disability 13,146 77.7   Norwegian 123 0.4
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 389 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,261 100.0   Portuguese 23 0.1
With a disability 2,158 41.0   Russian 12 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 208 0.7
        Scottish 490 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 34 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 29,004 100.0   Subsaharan African 221 0.7
Same house in 1995 18,749 64.6   Swedish 162 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,099 34.8   Swiss 20 0.1
 Same county 6,394 22.0   Ukrainian 25 0.1
 Different county 3,705 12.8   United States or American 4,475 14.6
  Same state 2,392 8.2   Welsh 217 0.7
  Different state 1,313 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 77 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 156 0.5   Other ancestries 8,995 29.3
 
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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