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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Greer 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 6,061 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,265 100.0   Native 5,972 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 33 2.6       Born in United States 5,942 98.0
Kindergarten 78 6.2           State of residence 4,080 67.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 590 46.6           Different state 1,862 30.7
High school (grades 9-12) 303 24.0       Born outside United States 30 0.5
College or graduate school 261 20.6   Foreign born 89 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 39 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 4,302 100.0       Not a citizen 53 0.9
Less than 9th grade 318 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 684 15.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,562 36.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 89 100.0
Some college, no degree 913 21.2   Europe 12 13.5
Associate degree 282 6.6   Asia 16 18.0
Bachelor's degree 383 8.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 160 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 54 60.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.7 (X)   Northern America 7 7.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,780 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,095 100.0   English only 5,323 92.1
Never married 1,125 22.1   Language other than English 457 7.9
Now married, except separated 2,603 51.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 188 3.3
Separated 131 2.6   Spanish 306 5.3
Widowed 535 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 145 2.5
 Female 434 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 50 0.9
Divorced 701 13.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 253 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,061 100.0
           under 18 years 61 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,783 78.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 35 57.4   Arab 23 0.4
        Czech¹ 34 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,856 100.0   Dutch 70 1.2
Civilian veterans 727 15.0   English 509 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 74 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 481 7.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,090 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 104 9.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,540 100.0   Irish¹ 558 9.2
With a disability 652 25.7   Italian 75 1.2
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,888 74.3   Norwegian 9 0.1
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,193 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 544 45.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 141 2.3
        Scottish 66 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,780 100.0   Subsaharan African 115 1.9
Same house in 1995 3,206 55.5   Swedish 45 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,514 43.5   Swiss 4 0.1
 Same county 1,062 18.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,452 25.1   United States or American 844 13.9
  Same state 1,008 17.4   Welsh 12 0.2
  Different state 444 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 60 1.0   Other ancestries 1,678 27.7
 
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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