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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherokee 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 52,537 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,165 100.0   Native 51,830 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 690 5.7       Born in United States 51,635 98.3
Kindergarten 808 6.6           State of residence 38,846 73.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,238 51.3           Different state 12,789 24.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,765 22.7       Born outside United States 195 0.4
College or graduate school 1,664 13.7   Foreign born 707 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 335 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 268 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 34,283 100.0       Not a citizen 439 0.8
Less than 9th grade 4,666 13.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,734 19.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,570 36.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 707 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,751 13.9   Europe 176 24.9
Associate degree 1,518 4.4   Asia 143 20.2
Bachelor's degree 2,588 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,456 4.2   Oceania 6 0.8
        Latin America 331 46.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.7 (X)   Northern America 51 7.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 48,722 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,117 100.0   English only 47,239 97.0
Never married 9,289 22.6   Language other than English 1,483 3.0
Now married, except separated 22,568 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 607 1.2
Separated 1,558 3.8   Spanish 964 2.0
Widowed 3,331 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 403 0.8
 Female 2,766 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 379 0.8
Divorced 4,371 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.3
 Female 2,201 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 102 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 52,537 100.0
           under 18 years 1,650 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,271 78.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 831 50.4   Arab 22 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,948 100.0   Dutch 673 1.3
Civilian veterans 4,970 12.8   English 2,602 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 308 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 92 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,872 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,794 100.0   Greek 43 0.1
With a disability 1,175 10.0   Hungarian 23 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,293 100.0   Irish¹ 3,675 7.0
With a disability 8,528 28.2   Italian 439 0.8
 Percent employed 54.2 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 21,765 71.8   Norwegian 62 0.1
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 202 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 6,254 100.0   Portuguese 25 0.0
With a disability 3,399 54.3   Russian 59 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,337 2.5
        Scottish 488 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 48,722 100.0   Subsaharan African 192 0.4
Same house in 1995 29,839 61.2   Swedish 86 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,537 38.0   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 11,812 24.2   Ukrainian 29 0.1
 Different county 6,725 13.8   United States or American 14,388 27.4
  Same state 3,190 6.5   Welsh 88 0.2
  Different state 3,535 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 346 0.7   Other ancestries 13,488 25.7
 
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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