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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bland 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 6,871 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,436 100.0   Native 6,815 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 74 5.2       Born in United States 6,806 99.1
Kindergarten 55 3.8           State of residence 3,361 48.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 610 42.5           Different state 3,445 50.1
High school (grades 9-12) 439 30.6       Born outside United States 9 0.1
College or graduate school 258 18.0   Foreign born 56 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 23 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 43 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 4,989 100.0       Not a citizen 13 0.2
Less than 9th grade 737 14.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 714 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,903 38.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 56 100.0
Some college, no degree 877 17.6   Europe 33 58.9
Associate degree 301 6.0   Asia 16 28.6
Bachelor's degree 302 6.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 155 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 7 12.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,563 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,795 100.0   English only 6,368 97.0
Never married 944 16.3   Language other than English 195 3.0
Now married, except separated 4,057 70.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 1.6
Separated 100 1.7   Spanish 90 1.4
Widowed 357 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.4
 Female 324 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 105 1.6
Divorced 337 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 1.2
 Female 165 2.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,871 100.0
           under 18 years 115 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,439 64.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 53 46.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 23 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,549 100.0   Dutch 166 2.4
Civilian veterans 924 16.7   English 570 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 63 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 590 8.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,255 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 144 11.5   Hungarian 7 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,706 100.0   Irish¹ 541 7.9
With a disability 1,003 27.1   Italian 165 2.4
 Percent employed 42.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,703 72.9   Norwegian 14 0.2
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 33 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 966 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 563 58.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 182 2.6
        Scottish 55 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,563 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,558 69.4   Swedish 15 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,900 29.0   Swiss 70 1.0
 Same county 674 10.3   Ukrainian 5 0.1
 Different county 1,226 18.7   United States or American 1,417 20.6
  Same state 550 8.4   Welsh 21 0.3
  Different state 676 10.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 105 1.6   Other ancestries 496 7.2
 
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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