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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wise 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 40,123 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,569 100.0   Native 39,940 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 491 5.1       Born in United States 39,872 99.4
Kindergarten 536 5.6           State of residence 31,417 78.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,186 43.7           Different state 8,455 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,297 24.0       Born outside United States 68 0.2
College or graduate school 2,059 21.5   Foreign born 183 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 79 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 26,731 100.0       Not a citizen 96 0.2
Less than 9th grade 5,197 19.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,823 18.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,986 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 183 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,431 16.6   Europe 27 14.8
Associate degree 1,396 5.2   Asia 83 45.4
Bachelor's degree 1,806 6.8   Africa 12 6.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,092 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 39 21.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.5 (X)   Northern America 22 12.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,847 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,701 100.0   English only 37,066 97.9
Never married 6,862 21.0   Language other than English 781 2.1
Now married, except separated 19,322 59.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 178 0.5
Separated 742 2.3   Spanish 433 1.1
Widowed 2,769 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.3
 Female 2,256 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 249 0.7
Divorced 3,006 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.1
 Female 1,630 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 64 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,123 100.0
           under 18 years 859 100.0     Total ancestries reported 29,466 73.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 459 53.4   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 31 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,890 100.0   Dutch 627 1.6
Civilian veterans 3,595 11.6   English 3,576 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 334 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,395 6.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,977 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 879 9.8   Hungarian 108 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,193 100.0   Irish¹ 3,372 8.4
With a disability 6,845 29.5   Italian 303 0.8
 Percent employed 30.6 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 16,348 70.5   Norwegian 90 0.2
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Polish 179 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,305 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 3,041 57.3   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,147 2.9
        Scottish 543 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,847 100.0   Subsaharan African 48 0.1
Same house in 1995 24,552 64.9   Swedish 91 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,198 34.9   Swiss 19 0.0
 Same county 7,966 21.0   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 5,232 13.8   United States or American 11,957 29.8
  Same state 3,311 8.7   Welsh 99 0.2
  Different state 1,921 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 97 0.3   Other ancestries 4,469 11.1
 
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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