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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blount 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 105,823 100.0
      enrolled in school 23,856 100.0   Native 104,189 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,490 6.2       Born in United States 103,738 98.0
Kindergarten 1,485 6.2           State of residence 70,560 66.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,279 47.3           Different state 33,178 31.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,311 22.3       Born outside United States 451 0.4
College or graduate school 4,291 18.0   Foreign born 1,634 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 813 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 721 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 72,938 100.0       Not a citizen 913 0.9
Less than 9th grade 6,083 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,641 13.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25,143 34.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,634 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,934 20.5   Europe 571 34.9
Associate degree 4,045 5.5   Asia 685 41.9
Bachelor's degree 8,364 11.5   Africa 39 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 4,728 6.5   Oceania 6 0.4
        Latin America 253 15.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.4 (X)   Northern America 80 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 99,662 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 85,721 100.0   English only 96,438 96.8
Never married 15,532 18.1   Language other than English 3,224 3.2
Now married, except separated 53,327 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,107 1.1
Separated 930 1.1   Spanish 1,325 1.3
Widowed 6,304 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 370 0.4
 Female 5,262 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 1,180 1.2
Divorced 9,628 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 240 0.2
 Female 5,417 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 572 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 435 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 105,823 100.0
           under 18 years 1,927 100.0     Total ancestries reported 86,664 81.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,104 57.3   Arab 130 0.1
        Czech¹ 210 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 117 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 81,425 100.0   Dutch 2,481 2.3
Civilian veterans 11,786 14.5   English 11,590 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,056 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 323 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,893 11.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 21,659 100.0   Greek 114 0.1
With a disability 1,888 8.7   Hungarian 116 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 62,329 100.0   Irish¹ 12,097 11.4
With a disability 12,710 20.4   Italian 1,329 1.3
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 76 0.1
No disability 49,619 79.6   Norwegian 432 0.4
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 907 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 14,239 100.0   Portuguese 112 0.1
With a disability 6,496 45.6   Russian 143 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 4,821 4.6
        Scottish 2,772 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 64 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 99,662 100.0   Subsaharan African 297 0.3
Same house in 1995 55,422 55.6   Swedish 402 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 43,351 43.5   Swiss 176 0.2
 Same county 23,300 23.4   Ukrainian 21 0.0
 Different county 20,051 20.1   United States or American 18,993 17.9
  Same state 9,527 9.6   Welsh 782 0.7
  Different state 10,524 10.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 119 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 889 0.9   Other ancestries 14,091 13.3
 
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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