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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Roanoke 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 85,778 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,624 100.0   Native 83,147 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,540 7.5       Born in United States 82,448 96.1
Kindergarten 1,176 5.7           State of residence 55,703 64.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,244 44.8           Different state 26,745 31.2
High school (grades 9-12) 4,712 22.8       Born outside United States 699 0.8
College or graduate school 3,952 19.2   Foreign born 2,631 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,142 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,231 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 60,771 100.0       Not a citizen 1,400 1.6
Less than 9th grade 3,590 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,062 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,907 27.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,631 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,066 21.5   Europe 787 29.9
Associate degree 4,995 8.2   Asia 903 34.3
Bachelor's degree 11,452 18.8   Africa 249 9.5
Graduate or professional degree 5,699 9.4   Oceania 16 0.6
        Latin America 527 20.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.8 (X)   Northern America 149 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 81,272 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 69,734 100.0   English only 77,166 94.9
Never married 13,152 18.9   Language other than English 4,106 5.1
Now married, except separated 43,341 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,231 1.5
Separated 1,210 1.7   Spanish 1,694 2.1
Widowed 5,477 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 470 0.6
 Female 4,550 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,661 2.0
Divorced 6,554 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 383 0.5
 Female 4,012 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 505 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 85,778 100.0
           under 18 years 1,279 100.0     Total ancestries reported 76,371 89.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 553 43.2   Arab 497 0.6
        Czech¹ 306 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 114 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 66,246 100.0   Dutch 1,016 1.2
Civilian veterans 9,944 15.0   English 12,619 14.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,939 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 251 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,645 14.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,715 100.0   Greek 169 0.2
With a disability 1,294 7.3   Hungarian 323 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 49,824 100.0   Irish¹ 9,646 11.2
With a disability 7,554 15.2   Italian 2,495 2.9
 Percent employed 61.0 (X)   Lithuanian 107 0.1
No disability 42,270 84.8   Norwegian 356 0.4
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 1,200 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 12,342 100.0   Portuguese 59 0.1
With a disability 4,577 37.1   Russian 373 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 2,937 3.4
        Scottish 2,706 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 107 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 81,272 100.0   Subsaharan African 235 0.3
Same house in 1995 47,127 58.0   Swedish 556 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,329 41.0   Swiss 185 0.2
 Same county 9,065 11.2   Ukrainian 136 0.2
 Different county 24,264 29.9   United States or American 13,375 15.6
  Same state 16,749 20.6   Welsh 629 0.7
  Different state 7,515 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 161 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 816 1.0   Other ancestries 11,229 13.1
 
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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