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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford 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 37,586 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,678 100.0   Native 35,194 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 624 7.2       Born in United States 35,005 93.1
Kindergarten 665 7.7           State of residence 26,377 70.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,297 49.5           Different state 8,628 23.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,126 24.5       Born outside United States 189 0.5
College or graduate school 966 11.1   Foreign born 2,392 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,849 4.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 222 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 24,232 100.0       Not a citizen 2,170 5.8
Less than 9th grade 3,298 13.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,044 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,442 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,392 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,875 16.0   Europe 30 1.3
Associate degree 875 3.6   Asia 129 5.4
Bachelor's degree 1,831 7.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 867 3.6   Oceania 8 0.3
        Latin America 2,143 89.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.7 (X)   Northern America 82 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,861 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,514 100.0   English only 31,947 91.6
Never married 6,184 21.0   Language other than English 2,914 8.4
Now married, except separated 17,725 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,002 5.7
Separated 600 2.0   Spanish 2,453 7.0
Widowed 1,933 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,902 5.5
 Female 1,654 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 358 1.0
Divorced 3,072 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
 Female 1,677 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 103 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,586 100.0
           under 18 years 854 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,808 82.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 457 53.5   Arab 63 0.2
        Czech¹ 26 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,935 100.0   Dutch 378 1.0
Civilian veterans 3,515 12.6   English 3,088 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 862 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 107 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,377 6.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,401 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 761 9.1   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,557 100.0   Irish¹ 3,211 8.5
With a disability 5,114 23.7   Italian 443 1.2
 Percent employed 58.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,443 76.3   Norwegian 79 0.2
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 275 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,542 100.0   Portuguese 46 0.1
With a disability 2,144 47.2   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 709 1.9
        Scottish 497 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,861 100.0   Subsaharan African 61 0.2
Same house in 1995 17,934 51.4   Swedish 120 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,627 44.8   Swiss 57 0.2
 Same county 9,373 26.9   Ukrainian 14 0.0
 Different county 6,254 17.9   United States or American 9,849 26.2
  Same state 3,991 11.4   Welsh 116 0.3
  Different state 2,263 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 24 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,300 3.7   Other ancestries 8,331 22.2
 
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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