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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rutherford 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 182,023 100.0
      enrolled in school 53,906 100.0   Native 175,415 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 3,066 5.7       Born in United States 173,947 95.6
Kindergarten 2,822 5.2           State of residence 108,834 59.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,144 41.1           Different state 65,113 35.8
High school (grades 9-12) 9,757 18.1       Born outside United States 1,468 0.8
College or graduate school 16,117 29.9   Foreign born 6,608 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,233 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,590 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 109,913 100.0       Not a citizen 4,018 2.2
Less than 9th grade 6,300 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,742 12.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 34,966 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,608 100.0
Some college, no degree 23,983 21.8   Europe 883 13.4
Associate degree 5,716 5.2   Asia 2,831 42.8
Bachelor's degree 17,885 16.3   Africa 265 4.0
Graduate or professional degree 7,321 6.7   Oceania 8 0.1
        Latin America 2,428 36.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 193 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 168,311 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 141,342 100.0   English only 158,413 94.1
Never married 36,746 26.0   Language other than English 9,898 5.9
Now married, except separated 81,406 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,415 2.6
Separated 1,999 1.4   Spanish 4,765 2.8
Widowed 5,879 4.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,448 1.5
 Female 4,942 3.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,060 1.2
Divorced 15,312 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 413 0.2
 Female 8,501 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,681 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,395 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 182,023 100.0
           under 18 years 3,574 100.0     Total ancestries reported 155,562 85.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,846 51.7   Arab 454 0.2
        Czech¹ 308 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 246 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 133,685 100.0   Dutch 2,661 1.5
Civilian veterans 16,737 12.5   English 18,930 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,783 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 759 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,548 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 44,573 100.0   Greek 197 0.1
With a disability 3,389 7.6   Hungarian 334 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 108,651 100.0   Irish¹ 19,301 10.6
With a disability 17,730 16.3   Italian 4,113 2.3
 Percent employed 62.5 (X)   Lithuanian 66 0.0
No disability 90,921 83.7   Norwegian 1,036 0.6
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 2,237 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 12,755 100.0   Portuguese 63 0.0
With a disability 6,070 47.6   Russian 290 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 5,392 3.0
        Scottish 3,874 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 123 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 168,311 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,308 0.7
Same house in 1995 74,787 44.4   Swedish 1,296 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 91,081 54.1   Swiss 431 0.2
 Same county 41,547 24.7   Ukrainian 172 0.1
 Different county 49,534 29.4   United States or American 31,995 17.6
  Same state 29,069 17.3   Welsh 1,095 0.6
  Different state 20,465 12.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 96 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,443 1.5   Other ancestries 37,454 20.6
 
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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