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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford 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 60,371 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,656 100.0   Native 59,273 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,157 8.5       Born in United States 59,006 97.7
Kindergarten 779 5.7           State of residence 41,708 69.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,846 50.1           Different state 17,298 28.7
High school (grades 9-12) 3,122 22.9       Born outside United States 267 0.4
College or graduate school 1,752 12.8   Foreign born 1,098 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 283 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 635 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 42,413 100.0       Not a citizen 463 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,986 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,445 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,899 32.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,098 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,505 20.1   Europe 436 39.7
Associate degree 2,709 6.4   Asia 414 37.7
Bachelor's degree 5,813 13.7   Africa 7 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 3,056 7.2   Oceania 9 0.8
        Latin America 124 11.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.1 (X)   Northern America 108 9.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 56,881 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 48,276 100.0   English only 55,313 97.2
Never married 7,973 16.5   Language other than English 1,568 2.8
Now married, except separated 32,957 68.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 500 0.9
Separated 852 1.8   Spanish 606 1.1
Widowed 2,708 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 0.4
 Female 2,203 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 620 1.1
Divorced 3,786 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.2
 Female 1,885 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 306 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 149 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 60,371 100.0
           under 18 years 873 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,784 82.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 460 52.7   Arab 35 0.1
        Czech¹ 183 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 119 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 45,845 100.0   Dutch 937 1.6
Civilian veterans 7,141 15.6   English 7,774 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,218 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 225 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,429 10.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,686 100.0   Greek 95 0.2
With a disability 1,080 8.5   Hungarian 121 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 36,335 100.0   Irish¹ 5,789 9.6
With a disability 6,188 17.0   Italian 1,585 2.6
 Percent employed 58.8 (X)   Lithuanian 62 0.1
No disability 30,147 83.0   Norwegian 302 0.5
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 777 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,683 100.0   Portuguese 68 0.1
With a disability 3,282 42.7   Russian 164 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,654 2.7
        Scottish 1,236 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 57 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 56,881 100.0   Subsaharan African 50 0.1
Same house in 1995 34,334 60.4   Swedish 332 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,233 39.1   Swiss 70 0.1
 Same county 6,569 11.5   Ukrainian 70 0.1
 Different county 15,664 27.5   United States or American 11,300 18.7
  Same state 10,853 19.1   Welsh 394 0.7
  Different state 4,811 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 23 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 314 0.6   Other ancestries 8,715 14.4
 
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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