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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mathews 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 9,207 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,744 100.0   Native 9,009 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 93 5.3       Born in United States 8,956 97.3
Kindergarten 97 5.6           State of residence 6,389 69.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 875 50.2           Different state 2,567 27.9
High school (grades 9-12) 418 24.0       Born outside United States 53 0.6
College or graduate school 261 15.0   Foreign born 198 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 139 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 6,926 100.0       Not a citizen 59 0.6
Less than 9th grade 366 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 964 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,342 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 198 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,557 22.5   Europe 166 83.8
Associate degree 370 5.3   Asia 5 2.5
Bachelor's degree 761 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 566 8.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 13 6.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 14 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,766 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,719 100.0   English only 8,465 96.6
Never married 1,384 17.9   Language other than English 301 3.4
Now married, except separated 4,906 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 1.4
Separated 108 1.4   Spanish 106 1.2
Widowed 826 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.4
 Female 636 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 178 2.0
Divorced 495 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.8
 Female 265 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,207 100.0
           under 18 years 154 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,184 88.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 48 31.2   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 35 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,315 100.0   Dutch 120 1.3
Civilian veterans 1,427 19.5   English 1,470 16.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 195 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 89 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 930 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,553 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 117 7.5   Hungarian 20 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,193 100.0   Irish¹ 869 9.4
With a disability 938 18.1   Italian 190 2.1
 Percent employed 52.3 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 4,255 81.9   Norwegian 77 0.8
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 133 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,919 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 614 32.0   Russian 18 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 181 2.0
        Scottish 167 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 8,766 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.1
Same house in 1995 5,494 62.7   Swedish 57 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,221 36.7   Swiss 26 0.3
 Same county 1,062 12.1   Ukrainian 5 0.1
 Different county 2,159 24.6   United States or American 1,960 21.3
  Same state 1,741 19.9   Welsh 64 0.7
  Different state 418 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 51 0.6   Other ancestries 1,503 16.3
 
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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