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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 141,903 100.0
      enrolled in school 36,937 100.0   Native 133,630 94.2
Nursery school, preschool 3,646 9.9       Born in United States 132,381 93.3
Kindergarten 2,394 6.5           State of residence 70,487 49.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 18,071 48.9           Different state 61,894 43.6
High school (grades 9-12) 7,045 19.1       Born outside United States 1,249 0.9
College or graduate school 5,781 15.7   Foreign born 8,273 5.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,707 3.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,247 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 91,141 100.0       Not a citizen 6,026 4.2
Less than 9th grade 5,279 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,906 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 24,882 27.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,273 100.0
Some college, no degree 21,628 23.7   Europe 1,362 16.5
Associate degree 5,856 6.4   Asia 1,261 15.2
Bachelor's degree 17,895 19.6   Africa 91 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 6,695 7.3   Oceania 26 0.3
        Latin America 5,159 62.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.4 (X)   Northern America 374 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 129,888 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 107,482 100.0   English only 119,438 92.0
Never married 20,775 19.3   Language other than English 10,450 8.0
Now married, except separated 71,158 66.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,975 3.8
Separated 1,187 1.1   Spanish 6,737 5.2
Widowed 4,130 3.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,897 3.0
 Female 3,285 3.1   Other Indo-European languages 2,367 1.8
Divorced 10,232 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 526 0.4
 Female 6,074 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 922 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 430 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 141,903 100.0
           under 18 years 2,779 100.0     Total ancestries reported 132,271 93.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,049 37.7   Arab 560 0.4
        Czech¹ 379 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 394 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 101,840 100.0   Dutch 2,255 1.6
Civilian veterans 12,824 12.6   English 19,071 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,862 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 802 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,104 12.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,899 100.0   Greek 418 0.3
With a disability 2,329 7.1   Hungarian 350 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 87,337 100.0   Irish¹ 18,741 13.2
With a disability 12,386 14.2   Italian 5,664 4.0
 Percent employed 66.3 (X)   Lithuanian 201 0.1
No disability 74,951 85.8   Norwegian 1,048 0.7
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 2,817 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 8,953 100.0   Portuguese 202 0.1
With a disability 3,819 42.7   Russian 607 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 3,717 2.6
        Scottish 3,511 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 227 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 129,888 100.0   Subsaharan African 242 0.2
Same house in 1995 62,490 48.1   Swedish 1,184 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 64,286 49.5   Swiss 189 0.1
 Same county 18,549 14.3   Ukrainian 206 0.1
 Different county 45,737 35.2   United States or American 21,540 15.2
  Same state 26,823 20.7   Welsh 1,118 0.8
  Different state 18,914 14.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 443 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 3,112 2.4   Other ancestries 24,419 17.2
 
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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