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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Effingham 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 37,535 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,636 100.0   Native 37,033 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 954 9.0       Born in United States 36,647 97.6
Kindergarten 692 6.5           State of residence 26,607 70.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,283 49.7           Different state 10,040 26.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,523 23.7       Born outside United States 386 1.0
College or graduate school 1,184 11.1   Foreign born 502 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 143 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 270 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 23,129 100.0       Not a citizen 232 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,348 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,543 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,351 40.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 502 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,549 19.7   Europe 143 28.5
Associate degree 1,181 5.1   Asia 252 50.2
Bachelor's degree 2,143 9.3   Africa 7 1.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,014 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 100 19.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,701 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,223 100.0   English only 33,722 97.2
Never married 5,547 19.7   Language other than English 979 2.8
Now married, except separated 17,765 62.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 436 1.3
Separated 480 1.7   Spanish 460 1.3
Widowed 1,566 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 0.6
 Female 1,333 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 308 0.9
Divorced 2,865 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 137 0.4
 Female 1,515 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 211 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 100 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,535 100.0
           under 18 years 797 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,480 81.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 422 52.9   Arab 25 0.1
        Czech¹ 88 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 25 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,219 100.0   Dutch 429 1.1
Civilian veterans 4,334 16.5   English 2,962 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 769 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 152 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,276 11.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,910 100.0   Greek 115 0.3
With a disability 783 7.9   Hungarian 64 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,551 100.0   Irish¹ 3,563 9.5
With a disability 3,917 18.2   Italian 876 2.3
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.0
No disability 17,634 81.8   Norwegian 230 0.6
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 327 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,926 100.0   Portuguese 38 0.1
With a disability 1,495 51.1   Russian 20 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 611 1.6
        Scottish 683 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 34,701 100.0   Subsaharan African 156 0.4
Same house in 1995 18,572 53.5   Swedish 196 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,838 45.6   Swiss 35 0.1
 Same county 5,717 16.5   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 10,121 29.2   United States or American 7,453 19.9
  Same state 6,323 18.2   Welsh 195 0.5
  Different state 3,798 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 73 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 291 0.8   Other ancestries 7,061 18.8
 
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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