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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Carter 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 56,742 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,454 100.0   Native 56,291 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 644 5.2       Born in United States 56,117 98.9
Kindergarten 615 4.9           State of residence 39,562 69.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,601 45.0           Different state 16,555 29.2
High school (grades 9-12) 2,884 23.2       Born outside United States 174 0.3
College or graduate school 2,710 21.8   Foreign born 451 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 226 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 214 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 39,450 100.0       Not a citizen 237 0.4
Less than 9th grade 5,567 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,625 16.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,224 33.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 451 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,327 18.6   Europe 158 35.0
Associate degree 1,653 4.2   Asia 98 21.7
Bachelor's degree 3,366 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,688 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 195 43.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 53,614 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 46,754 100.0   English only 52,154 97.3
Never married 9,411 20.1   Language other than English 1,460 2.7
Now married, except separated 26,838 57.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 491 0.9
Separated 710 1.5   Spanish 910 1.7
Widowed 4,068 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 366 0.7
 Female 3,346 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 421 0.8
Divorced 5,727 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 0.1
 Female 3,003 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 98 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,742 100.0
           under 18 years 880 100.0     Total ancestries reported 40,902 72.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 461 52.4   Arab 28 0.0
        Czech¹ 13 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 46 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,639 100.0   Dutch 985 1.7
Civilian veterans 6,740 15.1   English 4,570 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 794 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 110 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,968 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,176 100.0   Greek 28 0.0
With a disability 870 7.8   Hungarian 94 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,520 100.0   Irish¹ 4,627 8.2
With a disability 8,188 24.4   Italian 483 0.9
 Percent employed 45.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 25,332 75.6   Norwegian 155 0.3
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 253 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 8,031 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 4,336 54.0   Russian 72 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,546 2.7
        Scottish 1,326 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 53,614 100.0   Subsaharan African 24 0.0
Same house in 1995 31,897 59.5   Swedish 196 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,455 40.0   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 12,319 23.0   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 9,136 17.0   United States or American 14,084 24.8
  Same state 4,852 9.0   Welsh 182 0.3
  Different state 4,284 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 262 0.5   Other ancestries 6,225 11.0
 
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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