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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dinwiddie 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 24,533 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,586 100.0   Native 24,194 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 392 7.0       Born in United States 23,959 97.7
Kindergarten 362 6.5           State of residence 19,324 78.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,946 52.7           Different state 4,635 18.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,200 21.5       Born outside United States 235 1.0
College or graduate school 686 12.3   Foreign born 339 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 119 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 172 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 17,199 100.0       Not a citizen 167 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,338 13.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,829 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,525 37.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 339 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,903 16.9   Europe 153 45.1
Associate degree 709 4.1   Asia 62 18.3
Bachelor's degree 1,295 7.5   Africa 30 8.8
Graduate or professional degree 600 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 91 26.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 3 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,233 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,602 100.0   English only 22,463 96.7
Never married 4,631 23.6   Language other than English 770 3.3
Now married, except separated 10,893 55.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 295 1.3
Separated 675 3.4   Spanish 412 1.8
Widowed 1,490 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 179 0.8
 Female 1,208 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 260 1.1
Divorced 1,913 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.3
 Female 973 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 52 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,533 100.0
           under 18 years 761 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,291 78.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 254 33.4   Arab 61 0.2
        Czech¹ 62 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,577 100.0   Dutch 177 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,649 14.3   English 2,024 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 305 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 90 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,360 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,241 100.0   Greek 28 0.1
With a disability 472 9.0   Hungarian 50 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,013 100.0   Irish¹ 1,264 5.2
With a disability 3,484 24.9   Italian 441 1.8
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 10,529 75.1   Norwegian 6 0.0
 Percent employed 80.5 (X)   Polish 180 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,953 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.1
With a disability 1,418 48.0   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 457 1.9
        Scottish 199 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,233 100.0   Subsaharan African 162 0.7
Same house in 1995 14,890 64.1   Swedish 40 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,269 35.6   Swiss 39 0.2
 Same county 3,469 14.9   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 4,800 20.7   United States or American 4,553 18.6
  Same state 3,760 16.2   Welsh 101 0.4
  Different state 1,040 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 74 0.3   Other ancestries 7,581 30.9
 
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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