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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berkeley 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 142,651 100.0
      enrolled in school 39,541 100.0   Native 138,208 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 2,204 5.6       Born in United States 136,105 95.4
Kindergarten 2,291 5.8           State of residence 78,883 55.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 19,171 48.5           Different state 57,222 40.1
High school (grades 9-12) 8,978 22.7       Born outside United States 2,103 1.5
College or graduate school 6,897 17.4   Foreign born 4,443 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,542 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,387 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 86,015 100.0       Not a citizen 2,056 1.4
Less than 9th grade 5,384 6.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,653 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 29,521 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,443 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,796 24.2   Europe 1,094 24.6
Associate degree 6,269 7.3   Asia 2,078 46.8
Bachelor's degree 8,675 10.1   Africa 86 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 3,717 4.3   Oceania 32 0.7
        Latin America 972 21.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.2 (X)   Northern America 181 4.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 132,615 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 109,632 100.0   English only 124,855 94.1
Never married 28,987 26.4   Language other than English 7,760 5.9
Now married, except separated 61,845 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,944 2.2
Separated 3,450 3.1   Spanish 3,486 2.6
Widowed 5,768 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,332 1.0
 Female 4,596 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,942 1.5
Divorced 9,582 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 440 0.3
 Female 5,328 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,060 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,003 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 142,651 100.0
           under 18 years 3,770 100.0     Total ancestries reported 127,564 89.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,914 50.8   Arab 170 0.1
        Czech¹ 282 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 289 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 96,880 100.0   Dutch 1,427 1.0
Civilian veterans 19,549 20.2   English 10,908 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,648 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 897 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,875 10.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 35,470 100.0   Greek 401 0.3
With a disability 3,291 9.3   Hungarian 325 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 77,796 100.0   Irish¹ 13,152 9.2
With a disability 19,843 25.5   Italian 4,332 3.0
 Percent employed 57.3 (X)   Lithuanian 122 0.1
No disability 57,953 74.5   Norwegian 835 0.6
 Percent employed 76.8 (X)   Polish 1,715 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 10,980 100.0   Portuguese 174 0.1
With a disability 5,477 49.9   Russian 337 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,683 1.9
        Scottish 2,799 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 110 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 132,615 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,191 0.8
Same house in 1995 70,110 52.9   Swedish 748 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 60,632 45.7   Swiss 203 0.1
 Same county 22,721 17.1   Ukrainian 68 0.0
 Different county 37,911 28.6   United States or American 17,321 12.1
  Same state 16,659 12.6   Welsh 606 0.4
  Different state 21,252 16.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 267 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,873 1.4   Other ancestries 47,679 33.4
 
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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