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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherokee 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 46,659 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,603 100.0   Native 42,984 92.1
Nursery school, preschool 717 6.2       Born in United States 42,830 91.8
Kindergarten 678 5.8           State of residence 36,297 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,799 50.0           Different state 6,533 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,697 23.2       Born outside United States 154 0.3
College or graduate school 1,712 14.8   Foreign born 3,675 7.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,221 4.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 848 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 30,008 100.0       Not a citizen 2,827 6.1
Less than 9th grade 3,667 12.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,821 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,600 32.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,675 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,175 20.6   Europe 111 3.0
Associate degree 1,334 4.4   Asia 96 2.6
Bachelor's degree 2,227 7.4   Africa 1 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,184 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3,447 93.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.4 (X)   Northern America 20 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 43,370 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,341 100.0   English only 37,780 87.1
Never married 6,955 19.1   Language other than English 5,590 12.9
Now married, except separated 22,379 61.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,242 7.5
Separated 887 2.4   Spanish 5,256 12.1
Widowed 3,221 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,179 7.3
 Female 2,695 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 251 0.6
Divorced 2,899 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.1
 Female 1,587 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 71 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 46,659 100.0
           under 18 years 1,068 100.0     Total ancestries reported 35,511 76.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 522 48.9   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 111 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 58 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,376 100.0   Dutch 392 0.8
Civilian veterans 4,621 13.4   English 2,994 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 905 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 127 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,911 6.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,160 100.0   Greek 14 0.0
With a disability 942 8.4   Hungarian 11 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,349 100.0   Irish¹ 4,005 8.6
With a disability 6,192 26.5   Italian 335 0.7
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 17,157 73.5   Norwegian 94 0.2
 Percent employed 74.2 (X)   Polish 138 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,427 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,915 45.4   Russian 13 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 501 1.1
        Scottish 403 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 43,370 100.0   Subsaharan African 232 0.5
Same house in 1995 24,521 56.5   Swedish 84 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,622 40.6   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 10,082 23.2   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 7,540 17.4   United States or American 7,252 15.5
  Same state 6,371 14.7   Welsh 76 0.2
  Different state 1,169 2.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 34 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,227 2.8   Other ancestries 14,794 31.7
 
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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