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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Roanoke city
[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 94,911 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,600 100.0   Native 92,007 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,718 8.3       Born in United States 91,263 96.2
Kindergarten 1,388 6.7           State of residence 66,643 70.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,942 48.3           Different state 24,620 25.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,962 19.2       Born outside United States 744 0.8
College or graduate school 3,590 17.4   Foreign born 2,904 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,823 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 835 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 65,593 100.0       Not a citizen 2,069 2.2
Less than 9th grade 4,813 7.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,929 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,917 30.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,904 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,574 20.7   Europe 903 31.1
Associate degree 4,071 6.2   Asia 1,037 35.7
Bachelor's degree 7,959 12.1   Africa 119 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 4,330 6.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 774 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.0 (X)   Northern America 71 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 88,721 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 76,452 100.0   English only 84,060 94.7
Never married 20,916 27.4   Language other than English 4,661 5.3
Now married, except separated 35,166 46.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,000 2.3
Separated 2,664 3.5   Spanish 1,805 2.0
Widowed 6,770 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 725 0.8
 Female 5,581 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,549 1.7
Divorced 10,936 14.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 639 0.7
 Female 6,436 8.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 876 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 449 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 94,911 100.0
           under 18 years 1,943 100.0     Total ancestries reported 80,088 84.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 983 50.6   Arab 553 0.6
        Czech¹ 47 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 42 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 73,397 100.0   Dutch 879 0.9
Civilian veterans 11,019 15.0   English 8,644 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,154 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 329 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,055 9.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,481 100.0   Greek 148 0.2
With a disability 2,302 12.5   Hungarian 220 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 53,660 100.0   Irish¹ 7,506 7.9
With a disability 13,229 24.7   Italian 1,676 1.8
 Percent employed 54.8 (X)   Lithuanian 26 0.0
No disability 40,431 75.3   Norwegian 253 0.3
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 829 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 14,785 100.0   Portuguese 58 0.1
With a disability 6,630 44.8   Russian 165 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,586 2.7
        Scottish 1,448 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 88,721 100.0   Subsaharan African 688 0.7
Same house in 1995 47,412 53.4   Swedish 390 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,025 45.1   Swiss 70 0.1
 Same county 21,653 24.4   Ukrainian 50 0.1
 Different county 18,372 20.7   United States or American 11,855 12.5
  Same state 11,243 12.7   Welsh 538 0.6
  Different state 7,129 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 407 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 1,284 1.4   Other ancestries 30,380 32.0
 
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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