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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grainger 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 20,659 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,193 100.0   Native 20,436 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 106 2.5       Born in United States 20,402 98.8
Kindergarten 278 6.6           State of residence 16,038 77.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,272 54.2           Different state 4,364 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,014 24.2       Born outside United States 34 0.2
College or graduate school 523 12.5   Foreign born 223 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 155 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 66 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 14,210 100.0       Not a citizen 157 0.8
Less than 9th grade 3,316 23.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,358 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,279 37.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 223 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,725 12.1   Europe 63 28.3
Associate degree 422 3.0   Asia 5 2.2
Bachelor's degree 711 5.0   Africa 2 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 399 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 153 68.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,408 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,713 100.0   English only 18,923 97.5
Never married 2,594 15.5   Language other than English 485 2.5
Now married, except separated 10,865 65.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 233 1.2
Separated 202 1.2   Spanish 321 1.7
Widowed 1,201 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 174 0.9
 Female 941 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 153 0.8
Divorced 1,851 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.3
 Female 965 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,659 100.0
           under 18 years 429 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,285 64.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 285 66.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 27 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,929 100.0   Dutch 288 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,841 11.6   English 1,122 5.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 149 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 18 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,267 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,146 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 446 10.8   Hungarian 29 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,641 100.0   Irish¹ 1,251 6.1
With a disability 3,497 27.7   Italian 155 0.8
 Percent employed 39.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,144 72.3   Norwegian 33 0.2
 Percent employed 75.3 (X)   Polish 72 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,466 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,218 49.4   Russian 25 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 334 1.6
        Scottish 204 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,408 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,761 65.8   Swedish 46 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,520 33.6   Swiss 37 0.2
 Same county 3,019 15.6   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 3,501 18.0   United States or American 6,448 31.2
  Same state 2,456 12.7   Welsh 17 0.1
  Different state 1,045 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 61 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 127 0.7   Other ancestries 1,659 8.0
 
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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