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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitfield 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 83,525 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,439 100.0   Native 69,630 83.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,331 6.8       Born in United States 69,070 82.7
Kindergarten 1,437 7.4           State of residence 47,042 56.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,262 52.8           Different state 22,028 26.4
High school (grades 9-12) 4,402 22.6       Born outside United States 560 0.7
College or graduate school 2,007 10.3   Foreign born 13,895 16.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,384 11.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,103 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 52,570 100.0       Not a citizen 11,792 14.1
Less than 9th grade 9,569 18.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,887 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,259 29.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 13,895 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,063 17.2   Europe 253 1.8
Associate degree 2,044 3.9   Asia 839 6.0
Bachelor's degree 4,190 8.0   Africa 84 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 2,558 4.9   Oceania 20 0.1
        Latin America 12,644 91.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.0 (X)   Northern America 55 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 76,966 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 64,317 100.0   English only 59,886 77.8
Never married 13,322 20.7   Language other than English 17,080 22.2
Now married, except separated 38,940 60.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,477 14.9
Separated 1,258 2.0   Spanish 15,746 20.5
Widowed 4,101 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,980 14.3
 Female 3,437 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 824 1.1
Divorced 6,696 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 243 0.3
 Female 3,759 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 384 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 237 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 83,525 100.0
           under 18 years 2,264 100.0     Total ancestries reported 66,322 79.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 858 37.9   Arab 143 0.2
        Czech¹ 137 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 66 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 60,835 100.0   Dutch 866 1.0
Civilian veterans 6,381 10.5   English 5,775 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 935 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 165 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,161 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 19,430 100.0   Greek 108 0.1
With a disability 1,724 8.9   Hungarian 83 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,660 100.0   Irish¹ 6,364 7.6
With a disability 11,303 23.2   Italian 699 0.8
 Percent employed 57.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 37,357 76.8   Norwegian 186 0.2
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 214 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 8,324 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 3,778 45.4   Russian 81 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,269 1.5
        Scottish 1,110 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 76,966 100.0   Subsaharan African 142 0.2
Same house in 1995 40,309 52.4   Swedish 203 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 31,953 41.5   Swiss 38 0.0
 Same county 19,469 25.3   Ukrainian 29 0.0
 Different county 12,484 16.2   United States or American 17,531 21.0
  Same state 5,148 6.7   Welsh 204 0.2
  Different state 7,336 9.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 89 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,704 6.1   Other ancestries 25,685 30.8
 
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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