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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Davidson 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 147,246 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,736 100.0   Native 141,998 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,182 6.7       Born in United States 141,321 96.0
Kindergarten 1,967 6.0           State of residence 110,482 75.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,513 50.4           Different state 30,839 20.9
High school (grades 9-12) 7,703 23.5       Born outside United States 677 0.5
College or graduate school 4,371 13.4   Foreign born 5,248 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,478 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,061 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 100,128 100.0       Not a citizen 4,187 2.8
Less than 9th grade 9,032 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,960 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,244 33.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,248 100.0
Some college, no degree 19,783 19.8   Europe 642 12.2
Associate degree 6,335 6.3   Asia 831 15.8
Bachelor's degree 9,528 9.5   Africa 114 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 3,246 3.2   Oceania 33 0.6
        Latin America 3,514 67.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 114 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 137,610 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 117,417 100.0   English only 129,867 94.4
Never married 22,637 19.3   Language other than English 7,743 5.6
Now married, except separated 72,106 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,298 3.1
Separated 3,346 2.8   Spanish 5,593 4.1
Widowed 7,869 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,469 2.5
 Female 6,489 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,094 0.8
Divorced 11,459 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 388 0.3
 Female 6,133 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 910 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 396 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 147,246 100.0
           under 18 years 2,643 100.0     Total ancestries reported 110,542 75.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,233 46.7   Arab 90 0.1
        Czech¹ 114 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 111 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 111,620 100.0   Dutch 2,502 1.7
Civilian veterans 14,170 12.7   English 10,565 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,579 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 311 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,770 12.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 30,451 100.0   Greek 182 0.1
With a disability 2,465 8.1   Hungarian 112 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 87,748 100.0   Irish¹ 9,424 6.4
With a disability 18,852 21.5   Italian 1,449 1.0
 Percent employed 60.1 (X)   Lithuanian 29 0.0
No disability 68,896 78.5   Norwegian 459 0.3
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 461 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 17,970 100.0   Portuguese 55 0.0
With a disability 8,114 45.2   Russian 196 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,695 1.8
        Scottish 2,397 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 51 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 137,610 100.0   Subsaharan African 436 0.3
Same house in 1995 82,874 60.2   Swedish 344 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 51,995 37.8   Swiss 67 0.0
 Same county 29,511 21.4   Ukrainian 75 0.1
 Different county 22,484 16.3   United States or American 31,113 21.1
  Same state 15,027 10.9   Welsh 310 0.2
  Different state 7,457 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 63 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,741 2.0   Other ancestries 26,582 18.1
 
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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