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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilson 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 32,408 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,879 100.0   Native 31,346 96.7
Nursery school, preschool 484 5.5       Born in United States 30,884 95.3
Kindergarten 577 6.5           State of residence 26,174 80.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,451 50.1           Different state 4,710 14.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,268 25.5       Born outside United States 462 1.4
College or graduate school 1,099 12.4   Foreign born 1,062 3.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 291 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 526 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 20,590 100.0       Not a citizen 536 1.7
Less than 9th grade 2,763 13.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,640 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,006 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,062 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,366 21.2   Europe 67 6.3
Associate degree 1,171 5.7   Asia 99 9.3
Bachelor's degree 2,035 9.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 609 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 838 78.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.8 (X)   Northern America 58 5.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,161 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,667 100.0   English only 21,244 70.4
Never married 4,855 19.7   Language other than English 8,917 29.6
Now married, except separated 15,667 63.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,784 9.2
Separated 377 1.5   Spanish 8,078 26.8
Widowed 1,686 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,576 8.5
 Female 1,279 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 739 2.5
Divorced 2,082 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 166 0.6
 Female 1,007 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,408 100.0
           under 18 years 760 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,393 96.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 387 50.9   Arab 21 0.1
        Czech¹ 507 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,812 100.0   Dutch 209 0.6
Civilian veterans 3,513 15.4   English 2,251 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 496 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 65 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,873 18.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,335 100.0   Greek 20 0.1
With a disability 550 6.6   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,794 100.0   Irish¹ 2,686 8.3
With a disability 3,515 19.8   Italian 521 1.6
 Percent employed 55.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 14,279 80.2   Norwegian 107 0.3
 Percent employed 75.8 (X)   Polish 2,853 8.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,431 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.1
With a disability 1,642 47.9   Russian 1 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 537 1.7
        Scottish 227 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,161 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.0
Same house in 1995 17,411 57.7   Swedish 126 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,521 41.5   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 4,333 14.4   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 8,188 27.1   United States or American 1,534 4.7
  Same state 7,032 23.3   Welsh 82 0.3
  Different state 1,156 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 229 0.8   Other ancestries 13,127 40.5
 
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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