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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Accomack 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 38,305 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,559 100.0   Native 36,680 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 568 6.6       Born in United States 36,518 95.3
Kindergarten 389 4.5           State of residence 22,535 58.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,605 53.8           Different state 13,983 36.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,116 24.7       Born outside United States 162 0.4
College or graduate school 881 10.3   Foreign born 1,625 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,060 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 286 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 25,894 100.0       Not a citizen 1,339 3.5
Less than 9th grade 3,078 11.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,225 20.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,828 34.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,625 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,223 16.3   Europe 117 7.2
Associate degree 1,032 4.0   Asia 112 6.9
Bachelor's degree 2,113 8.2   Africa 8 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,395 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,356 83.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.9 (X)   Northern America 32 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,005 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,549 100.0   English only 33,577 93.3
Never married 7,241 23.7   Language other than English 2,428 6.7
Now married, except separated 16,573 54.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,415 3.9
Separated 1,162 3.8   Spanish 2,054 5.7
Widowed 2,936 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,277 3.5
 Female 2,374 7.8   Other Indo-European languages 270 0.7
Divorced 2,637 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.3
 Female 1,378 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 80 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 38,305 100.0
           under 18 years 1,183 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,339 89.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 629 53.2   Arab 14 0.0
        Czech¹ 57 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 43 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,873 100.0   Dutch 184 0.5
Civilian veterans 4,284 14.8   English 5,233 13.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 573 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 64 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,135 8.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,385 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 679 8.1   Hungarian 158 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,884 100.0   Irish¹ 2,945 7.7
With a disability 4,331 20.7   Italian 1,079 2.8
 Percent employed 51.4 (X)   Lithuanian 59 0.2
No disability 16,553 79.3   Norwegian 307 0.8
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 497 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,248 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,598 41.6   Russian 101 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 462 1.2
        Scottish 584 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 45 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 36,005 100.0   Subsaharan African 217 0.6
Same house in 1995 21,715 60.3   Swedish 134 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,366 37.1   Swiss 19 0.0
 Same county 7,928 22.0   Ukrainian 55 0.1
 Different county 5,438 15.1   United States or American 5,710 14.9
  Same state 1,621 4.5   Welsh 252 0.7
  Different state 3,817 10.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 62 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 924 2.6   Other ancestries 12,314 32.1
 
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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