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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dickenson 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 16,395 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,605 100.0   Native 16,364 99.8
Nursery school, preschool 108 3.0       Born in United States 16,343 99.7
Kindergarten 219 6.1           State of residence 14,009 85.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,634 45.3           Different state 2,334 14.2
High school (grades 9-12) 976 27.1       Born outside United States 21 0.1
College or graduate school 668 18.5   Foreign born 31 0.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 24 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 11,308 100.0       Not a citizen 7 0.0
Less than 9th grade 2,673 23.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,970 17.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,951 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 31 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,523 13.5   Europe 6 19.4
Associate degree 438 3.9   Asia 25 80.6
Bachelor's degree 564 5.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 189 1.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,506 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,503 100.0   English only 15,272 98.5
Never married 2,558 18.9   Language other than English 234 1.5
Now married, except separated 8,018 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 0.4
Separated 399 3.0   Spanish 102 0.7
Widowed 1,300 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.2
 Female 1,087 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 102 0.7
Divorced 1,228 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
 Female 586 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,395 100.0
           under 18 years 352 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,952 60.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 194 55.1   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,791 100.0   Dutch 115 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,334 10.4   English 860 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 67 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 801 4.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,462 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 337 9.7   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,627 100.0   Irish¹ 1,647 10.0
With a disability 3,517 36.5   Italian 144 0.9
 Percent employed 22.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,110 63.5   Norwegian 9 0.1
 Percent employed 64.0 (X)   Polish 49 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,287 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,510 66.0   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 286 1.7
        Scottish 221 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,506 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,244 72.5   Swedish 3 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,246 27.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,634 17.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,612 10.4   United States or American 4,329 26.4
  Same state 1,077 6.9   Welsh 27 0.2
  Different state 535 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.1   Other ancestries 1,343 8.2
 
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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