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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Knox 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 54,500 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,679 100.0   Native 53,940 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 747 5.1       Born in United States 53,665 98.5
Kindergarten 814 5.5           State of residence 43,143 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,329 43.1           Different state 10,522 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,965 20.2       Born outside United States 275 0.5
College or graduate school 3,824 26.1   Foreign born 560 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 150 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 292 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 34,485 100.0       Not a citizen 268 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,011 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,266 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,520 42.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 560 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,220 18.0   Europe 287 51.2
Associate degree 1,693 4.9   Asia 140 25.0
Bachelor's degree 3,638 10.5   Africa 11 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,137 6.2   Oceania 15 2.7
        Latin America 43 7.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 64 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 51,116 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 43,341 100.0   English only 48,598 95.1
Never married 10,470 24.2   Language other than English 2,518 4.9
Now married, except separated 25,590 59.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,035 2.0
Separated 523 1.2   Spanish 540 1.1
Widowed 2,883 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 131 0.3
 Female 2,288 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,799 3.5
Divorced 3,875 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 858 1.7
 Female 2,064 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 130 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 46 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 54,500 100.0
           under 18 years 517 100.0     Total ancestries reported 45,751 83.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 135 26.1   Arab 65 0.1
        Czech¹ 225 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 83 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,963 100.0   Dutch 1,402 2.6
Civilian veterans 5,497 13.4   English 5,928 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,333 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 92 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,738 21.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,565 100.0   Greek 141 0.3
With a disability 1,170 8.6   Hungarian 336 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,649 100.0   Irish¹ 6,372 11.7
With a disability 5,647 19.0   Italian 1,282 2.4
 Percent employed 57.1 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.0
No disability 24,002 81.0   Norwegian 185 0.3
 Percent employed 79.1 (X)   Polish 624 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,828 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 2,608 38.2   Russian 183 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 761 1.4
        Scottish 918 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 87 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 51,116 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.0
Same house in 1995 28,606 56.0   Swedish 259 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,935 42.9   Swiss 482 0.9
 Same county 11,834 23.2   Ukrainian 84 0.2
 Different county 10,101 19.8   United States or American 7,527 13.8
  Same state 6,731 13.2   Welsh 722 1.3
  Different state 3,370 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 575 1.1   Other ancestries 4,872 8.9
 
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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