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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gilmer 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 23,456 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,750 100.0   Native 22,104 94.2
Nursery school, preschool 345 7.3       Born in United States 22,027 93.9
Kindergarten 301 6.3           State of residence 15,883 67.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,498 52.6           Different state 6,144 26.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,135 23.9       Born outside United States 77 0.3
College or graduate school 471 9.9   Foreign born 1,352 5.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 995 4.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 165 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 15,718 100.0       Not a citizen 1,187 5.1
Less than 9th grade 2,228 14.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,120 19.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,232 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,352 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,561 16.3   Europe 102 7.5
Associate degree 549 3.5   Asia 38 2.8
Bachelor's degree 1,246 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 782 5.0   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 1,189 87.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.0 (X)   Northern America 21 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,733 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,680 100.0   English only 19,962 91.9
Never married 3,437 18.4   Language other than English 1,771 8.1
Now married, except separated 11,797 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,273 5.9
Separated 275 1.5   Spanish 1,416 6.5
Widowed 1,167 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,052 4.8
 Female 986 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 118 0.5
Divorced 2,004 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.1
 Female 952 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 48 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,456 100.0
           under 18 years 571 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,631 75.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 244 42.7   Arab 29 0.1
        Czech¹ 84 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,775 100.0   Dutch 303 1.3
Civilian veterans 2,682 15.1   English 2,479 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 393 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 57 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,481 6.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,878 100.0   Greek 19 0.1
With a disability 413 8.5   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,690 100.0   Irish¹ 2,390 10.2
With a disability 3,308 24.2   Italian 279 1.2
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 10,382 75.8   Norwegian 47 0.2
 Percent employed 71.6 (X)   Polish 196 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,001 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.1
With a disability 1,426 47.5   Russian 37 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 629 2.7
        Scottish 207 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 15 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 21,733 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,261 51.8   Swedish 109 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,777 45.0   Swiss 24 0.1
 Same county 3,592 16.5   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 6,185 28.5   United States or American 4,975 21.2
  Same state 3,912 18.0   Welsh 107 0.5
  Different state 2,273 10.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 695 3.2   Other ancestries 3,729 15.9
 
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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