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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 65,632 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,770 100.0   Native 63,686 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,024 7.4       Born in United States 63,513 96.8
Kindergarten 839 6.1           State of residence 53,987 82.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,696 48.6           Different state 9,526 14.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,187 23.1       Born outside United States 173 0.3
College or graduate school 2,024 14.7   Foreign born 1,946 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,455 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 360 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 45,498 100.0       Not a citizen 1,586 2.4
Less than 9th grade 6,402 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,079 20.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,314 31.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,946 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,193 18.0   Europe 119 6.1
Associate degree 2,375 5.2   Asia 270 13.9
Bachelor's degree 3,487 7.7   Africa 80 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,648 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,443 74.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.0 (X)   Northern America 34 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 61,500 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 53,201 100.0   English only 58,406 95.0
Never married 9,334 17.5   Language other than English 3,094 5.0
Now married, except separated 33,677 63.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,752 2.8
Separated 1,255 2.4   Spanish 2,375 3.9
Widowed 4,281 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,426 2.3
 Female 3,499 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 455 0.7
Divorced 4,654 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.3
 Female 2,414 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 159 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 65,632 100.0
           under 18 years 1,032 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,034 71.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 451 43.7   Arab 34 0.1
        Czech¹ 50 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 45 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 50,750 100.0   Dutch 1,011 1.5
Civilian veterans 5,623 11.1   English 8,621 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 687 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 79 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,669 7.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,817 100.0   Greek 64 0.1
With a disability 1,179 9.2   Hungarian 64 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,921 100.0   Irish¹ 4,469 6.8
With a disability 9,364 24.1   Italian 681 1.0
 Percent employed 54.8 (X)   Lithuanian 28 0.0
No disability 29,557 75.9   Norwegian 169 0.3
 Percent employed 79.5 (X)   Polish 342 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 8,955 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 4,471 49.9   Russian 117 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,850 2.8
        Scottish 1,038 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 61,500 100.0   Subsaharan African 117 0.2
Same house in 1995 39,817 64.7   Swedish 208 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,631 33.5   Swiss 66 0.1
 Same county 13,339 21.7   Ukrainian 80 0.1
 Different county 7,292 11.9   United States or American 14,370 21.9
  Same state 4,085 6.6   Welsh 159 0.2
  Different state 3,207 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,052 1.7   Other ancestries 7,992 12.2
 
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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