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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherokee 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 23,988 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,661 100.0   Native 23,729 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 254 5.4       Born in United States 23,710 98.8
Kindergarten 338 7.3           State of residence 14,767 61.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,510 53.9           Different state 8,943 37.3
High school (grades 9-12) 988 21.2       Born outside United States 19 0.1
College or graduate school 571 12.3   Foreign born 259 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 101 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 91 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 16,825 100.0       Not a citizen 168 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,322 13.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,816 22.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,865 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 259 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,477 14.7   Europe 101 39.0
Associate degree 709 4.2   Asia 59 22.8
Bachelor's degree 928 5.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 708 4.2   Oceania 11 4.2
        Latin America 85 32.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.5 (X)   Northern America 3 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,558 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,530 100.0   English only 22,085 97.9
Never married 3,025 15.5   Language other than English 473 2.1
Now married, except separated 12,615 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 148 0.7
Separated 336 1.7   Spanish 300 1.3
Widowed 1,600 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.3
 Female 1,373 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 85 0.4
Divorced 1,954 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
 Female 888 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 34 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,988 100.0
           under 18 years 526 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,949 70.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 365 69.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,675 100.0   Dutch 296 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,408 12.9   English 1,503 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 86 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 790 3.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,686 100.0   Greek 3 0.0
With a disability 533 11.4   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,859 100.0   Irish¹ 1,674 7.0
With a disability 3,561 25.7   Italian 97 0.4
 Percent employed 43.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 10,298 74.3   Norwegian 33 0.1
 Percent employed 74.1 (X)   Polish 76 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,638 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 1,680 46.2   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 249 1.0
        Scottish 187 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,558 100.0   Subsaharan African 66 0.3
Same house in 1995 14,299 63.4   Swedish 16 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,085 35.8   Swiss 9 0.0
 Same county 3,817 16.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,268 18.9   United States or American 8,346 34.8
  Same state 1,701 7.5   Welsh 70 0.3
  Different state 2,567 11.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 174 0.8   Other ancestries 3,392 14.1
 
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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