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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilson 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 73,814 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,243 100.0   Native 70,178 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,036 5.7       Born in United States 69,888 94.7
Kindergarten 1,117 6.1           State of residence 59,256 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,520 46.7           Different state 10,632 14.4
High school (grades 9-12) 4,360 23.9       Born outside United States 290 0.4
College or graduate school 3,210 17.6   Foreign born 3,636 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,607 3.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 731 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 48,061 100.0       Not a citizen 2,905 3.9
Less than 9th grade 5,650 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,042 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,258 31.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,636 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,412 17.5   Europe 103 2.8
Associate degree 2,459 5.1   Asia 418 11.5
Bachelor's degree 5,362 11.2   Africa 59 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,878 3.9   Oceania 9 0.2
        Latin America 3,019 83.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.4 (X)   Northern America 28 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 68,861 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 58,213 100.0   English only 63,284 91.9
Never married 15,772 27.1   Language other than English 5,577 8.1
Now married, except separated 29,935 51.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,627 5.3
Separated 2,618 4.5   Spanish 4,762 6.9
Widowed 4,838 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,336 4.8
 Female 4,107 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 533 0.8
Divorced 5,050 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 159 0.2
 Female 2,873 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 180 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 73,814 100.0
           under 18 years 1,911 100.0     Total ancestries reported 56,130 76.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,026 53.7   Arab 211 0.3
        Czech¹ 40 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,960 100.0   Dutch 224 0.3
Civilian veterans 6,233 11.3   English 5,056 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 435 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 81 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,270 3.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,855 100.0   Greek 101 0.1
With a disability 1,816 10.8   Hungarian 28 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 42,056 100.0   Irish¹ 2,606 3.5
With a disability 12,181 29.0   Italian 650 0.9
 Percent employed 57.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 29,875 71.0   Norwegian 145 0.2
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 182 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 8,819 100.0   Portuguese 41 0.1
With a disability 4,364 49.5   Russian 15 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 960 1.3
        Scottish 850 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 33 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 68,861 100.0   Subsaharan African 439 0.6
Same house in 1995 38,302 55.6   Swedish 60 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 29,079 42.2   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 19,395 28.2   Ukrainian 53 0.1
 Different county 9,684 14.1   United States or American 11,457 15.5
  Same state 5,767 8.4   Welsh 134 0.2
  Different state 3,917 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 89 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,480 2.1   Other ancestries 29,916 40.5
 
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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