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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dale 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 49,129 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,680 100.0   Native 47,626 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 859 6.8       Born in United States 46,356 94.4
Kindergarten 686 5.4           State of residence 27,875 56.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,813 45.8           Different state 18,481 37.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,969 23.4       Born outside United States 1,270 2.6
College or graduate school 2,353 18.6   Foreign born 1,503 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 593 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 721 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 31,390 100.0       Not a citizen 782 1.6
Less than 9th grade 2,393 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,583 14.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,159 29.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,503 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,245 26.3   Europe 605 40.3
Associate degree 2,612 8.3   Asia 415 27.6
Bachelor's degree 3,013 9.6   Africa 23 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,385 4.4   Oceania 12 0.8
        Latin America 424 28.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.8 (X)   Northern America 24 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,333 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 38,219 100.0   English only 42,537 93.8
Never married 7,651 20.0   Language other than English 2,796 6.2
Now married, except separated 22,617 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 982 2.2
Separated 881 2.3   Spanish 1,288 2.8
Widowed 2,758 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 526 1.2
 Female 2,270 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,000 2.2
Divorced 4,312 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 233 0.5
 Female 2,294 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 472 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 219 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,129 100.0
           under 18 years 905 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,144 83.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 541 59.8   Arab 53 0.1
        Czech¹ 41 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 100 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,082 100.0   Dutch 558 1.1
Civilian veterans 7,256 21.9   English 3,584 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 671 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 291 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,973 8.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,991 100.0   Greek 47 0.1
With a disability 1,125 10.2   Hungarian 67 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,528 100.0   Irish¹ 4,175 8.5
With a disability 6,281 24.6   Italian 863 1.8
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.0
No disability 19,247 75.4   Norwegian 266 0.5
 Percent employed 71.6 (X)   Polish 510 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 5,439 100.0   Portuguese 75 0.2
With a disability 2,754 50.6   Russian 73 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 953 1.9
        Scottish 691 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 45,333 100.0   Subsaharan African 245 0.5
Same house in 1995 23,464 51.8   Swedish 217 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,232 44.6   Swiss 33 0.1
 Same county 8,392 18.5   Ukrainian 17 0.0
 Different county 11,840 26.1   United States or American 8,660 17.6
  Same state 4,461 9.8   Welsh 161 0.3
  Different state 7,379 16.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 109 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,637 3.6   Other ancestries 14,660 29.8
 
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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