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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Roane 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 51,910 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,736 100.0   Native 51,279 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 551 5.1       Born in United States 51,060 98.4
Kindergarten 641 6.0           State of residence 36,603 70.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,399 50.3           Different state 14,457 27.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,572 24.0       Born outside United States 219 0.4
College or graduate school 1,573 14.7   Foreign born 631 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 238 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 358 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 36,455 100.0       Not a citizen 273 0.5
Less than 9th grade 4,263 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,938 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,160 36.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 631 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,816 18.7   Europe 271 42.9
Associate degree 1,899 5.2   Asia 180 28.5
Bachelor's degree 3,202 8.8   Africa 9 1.4
Graduate or professional degree 2,177 6.0   Oceania 20 3.2
        Latin America 79 12.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 72 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 48,880 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 42,370 100.0   English only 47,897 98.0
Never married 7,352 17.4   Language other than English 983 2.0
Now married, except separated 26,488 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 356 0.7
Separated 574 1.4   Spanish 451 0.9
Widowed 3,379 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 197 0.4
 Female 2,798 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 403 0.8
Divorced 4,577 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.2
 Female 2,670 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 111 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 51,910 100.0
           under 18 years 996 100.0     Total ancestries reported 40,454 77.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 541 54.3   Arab 14 0.0
        Czech¹ 86 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 40 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,296 100.0   Dutch 802 1.5
Civilian veterans 6,386 15.8   English 5,551 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 805 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 160 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,777 9.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,125 100.0   Greek 20 0.0
With a disability 999 9.9   Hungarian 64 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,251 100.0   Irish¹ 4,697 9.0
With a disability 8,008 26.5   Italian 594 1.1
 Percent employed 45.6 (X)   Lithuanian 12 0.0
No disability 22,243 73.5   Norwegian 107 0.2
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 365 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 8,047 100.0   Portuguese 39 0.1
With a disability 3,713 46.1   Russian 99 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,501 2.9
        Scottish 1,331 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 44 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 48,880 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.1
Same house in 1995 30,451 62.3   Swedish 218 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,173 37.2   Swiss 66 0.1
 Same county 9,532 19.5   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 8,641 17.7   United States or American 11,770 22.7
  Same state 4,985 10.2   Welsh 239 0.5
  Different state 3,656 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 256 0.5   Other ancestries 6,994 13.5
 
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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