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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Spotsylvania 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 90,395 100.0
      enrolled in school 25,581 100.0   Native 87,478 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,600 6.3       Born in United States 86,116 95.3
Kindergarten 1,528 6.0           State of residence 45,703 50.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,896 50.4           Different state 40,413 44.7
High school (grades 9-12) 5,867 22.9       Born outside United States 1,362 1.5
College or graduate school 3,690 14.4   Foreign born 2,917 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 805 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,736 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 56,633 100.0       Not a citizen 1,181 1.3
Less than 9th grade 2,522 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,665 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,882 31.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,917 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,421 23.7   Europe 834 28.6
Associate degree 3,215 5.7   Asia 1,105 37.9
Bachelor's degree 9,059 16.0   Africa 66 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 3,869 6.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 737 25.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.8 (X)   Northern America 175 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 83,753 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 67,666 100.0   English only 79,142 94.5
Never married 14,251 21.1   Language other than English 4,611 5.5
Now married, except separated 43,236 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,482 1.8
Separated 1,764 2.6   Spanish 2,337 2.8
Widowed 2,873 4.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 816 1.0
 Female 2,432 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,366 1.6
Divorced 5,542 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 296 0.4
 Female 3,191 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 804 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 304 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 90,395 100.0
           under 18 years 1,730 100.0     Total ancestries reported 88,377 97.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 634 36.6   Arab 206 0.2
        Czech¹ 525 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 162 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 62,764 100.0   Dutch 1,355 1.5
Civilian veterans 10,910 17.4   English 11,133 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,162 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 692 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,545 13.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,462 100.0   Greek 421 0.5
With a disability 1,844 7.9   Hungarian 307 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 52,292 100.0   Irish¹ 12,122 13.4
With a disability 8,632 16.5   Italian 4,267 4.7
 Percent employed 64.5 (X)   Lithuanian 132 0.1
No disability 43,660 83.5   Norwegian 770 0.9
 Percent employed 82.6 (X)   Polish 2,102 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,007 100.0   Portuguese 142 0.2
With a disability 3,032 43.3   Russian 327 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 2,403 2.7
        Scottish 2,091 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 213 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 83,753 100.0   Subsaharan African 401 0.4
Same house in 1995 44,716 53.4   Swedish 628 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 38,055 45.4   Swiss 261 0.3
 Same county 12,708 15.2   Ukrainian 228 0.3
 Different county 25,347 30.3   United States or American 10,334 11.4
  Same state 15,977 19.1   Welsh 930 1.0
  Different state 9,370 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 229 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 982 1.2   Other ancestries 21,289 23.6
 
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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