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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kanawha 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 200,073 100.0
      enrolled in school 42,554 100.0   Native 197,209 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,601 6.1       Born in United States 196,554 98.2
Kindergarten 2,412 5.7           State of residence 163,393 81.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 19,598 46.1           Different state 33,161 16.6
High school (grades 9-12) 9,598 22.6       Born outside United States 655 0.3
College or graduate school 8,345 19.6   Foreign born 2,864 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 927 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,801 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 140,588 100.0       Not a citizen 1,063 0.5
Less than 9th grade 9,637 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,464 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 50,890 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,864 100.0
Some college, no degree 25,866 18.4   Europe 650 22.7
Associate degree 6,794 4.8   Asia 1,671 58.3
Bachelor's degree 17,530 12.5   Africa 140 4.9
Graduate or professional degree 11,407 8.1   Oceania 13 0.5
        Latin America 270 9.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 120 4.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 188,674 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 164,880 100.0   English only 182,783 96.9
Never married 37,323 22.6   Language other than English 5,891 3.1
Now married, except separated 89,304 54.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,582 0.8
Separated 2,537 1.5   Spanish 2,040 1.1
Widowed 15,486 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 658 0.3
 Female 12,720 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 2,230 1.2
Divorced 20,230 12.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 508 0.3
 Female 11,205 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,068 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 313 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 200,073 100.0
           under 18 years 3,601 100.0     Total ancestries reported 160,693 80.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,797 49.9   Arab 1,560 0.8
        Czech¹ 547 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 181 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 157,269 100.0   Dutch 3,623 1.8
Civilian veterans 22,850 14.5   English 22,801 11.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,754 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 327 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,495 11.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 38,214 100.0   Greek 385 0.2
With a disability 3,793 9.9   Hungarian 556 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 116,675 100.0   Irish¹ 21,380 10.7
With a disability 25,544 21.9   Italian 6,430 3.2
 Percent employed 48.5 (X)   Lithuanian 246 0.1
No disability 91,131 78.1   Norwegian 484 0.2
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Polish 1,755 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 31,997 100.0   Portuguese 53 0.0
With a disability 14,672 45.9   Russian 426 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 4,702 2.4
        Scottish 3,909 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 213 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 188,674 100.0   Subsaharan African 907 0.5
Same house in 1995 118,334 62.7   Swedish 553 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 69,316 36.7   Swiss 235 0.1
 Same county 47,787 25.3   Ukrainian 118 0.1
 Different county 21,529 11.4   United States or American 31,602 15.8
  Same state 10,917 5.8   Welsh 1,444 0.7
  Different state 10,612 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 129 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,024 0.5   Other ancestries 29,878 14.9
 
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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