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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rutherford 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 62,899 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,178 100.0   Native 62,019 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 773 5.5       Born in United States 61,776 98.2
Kindergarten 794 5.6           State of residence 47,860 76.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,234 51.0           Different state 13,916 22.1
High school (grades 9-12) 3,009 21.2       Born outside United States 243 0.4
College or graduate school 2,368 16.7   Foreign born 880 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 407 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 284 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 42,889 100.0       Not a citizen 596 0.9
Less than 9th grade 4,749 11.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,950 18.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,263 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 880 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,963 18.6   Europe 176 20.0
Associate degree 2,620 6.1   Asia 122 13.9
Bachelor's degree 3,668 8.6   Africa 19 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,676 3.9   Oceania 3 0.3
        Latin America 515 58.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.4 (X)   Northern America 45 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 58,945 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 50,302 100.0   English only 57,003 96.7
Never married 9,520 18.9   Language other than English 1,942 3.3
Now married, except separated 30,158 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 916 1.6
Separated 1,598 3.2   Spanish 1,314 2.2
Widowed 4,477 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 646 1.1
 Female 3,786 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 441 0.7
Divorced 4,549 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 175 0.3
 Female 2,407 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 152 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,899 100.0
           under 18 years 1,544 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,820 74.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 840 54.4   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 37 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 47,853 100.0   Dutch 806 1.3
Civilian veterans 6,681 14.0   English 6,333 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 659 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 94 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,036 8.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,178 100.0   Greek 36 0.1
With a disability 1,031 7.8   Hungarian 25 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,113 100.0   Irish¹ 5,490 8.7
With a disability 9,372 26.7   Italian 676 1.1
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 60 0.1
No disability 25,741 73.3   Norwegian 126 0.2
 Percent employed 76.9 (X)   Polish 315 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 9,225 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.0
With a disability 4,284 46.4   Russian 65 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,062 3.3
        Scottish 1,344 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 15 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 58,945 100.0   Subsaharan African 214 0.3
Same house in 1995 35,888 60.9   Swedish 223 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,672 38.5   Swiss 31 0.0
 Same county 15,089 25.6   Ukrainian 36 0.1
 Different county 7,583 12.9   United States or American 11,867 18.9
  Same state 3,976 6.7   Welsh 140 0.2
  Different state 3,607 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 385 0.7   Other ancestries 11,055 17.6
 
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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