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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 34,264 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,514 100.0   Native 33,921 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 811 8.5       Born in United States 33,815 98.7
Kindergarten 526 5.5           State of residence 29,574 86.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,635 48.7           Different state 4,241 12.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,176 22.9       Born outside United States 106 0.3
College or graduate school 1,366 14.4   Foreign born 343 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 146 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 122 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 21,635 100.0       Not a citizen 221 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,598 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,989 9.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,237 38.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 343 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,795 22.2   Europe 55 16.0
Associate degree 1,740 8.0   Asia 88 25.7
Bachelor's degree 2,281 10.5   Africa 11 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 995 4.6   Oceania 2 0.6
        Latin America 172 50.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.4 (X)   Northern America 15 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,793 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,182 100.0   English only 30,948 97.3
Never married 5,848 22.3   Language other than English 845 2.7
Now married, except separated 15,719 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 274 0.9
Separated 305 1.2   Spanish 368 1.2
Widowed 2,076 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.4
 Female 1,688 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 392 1.2
Divorced 2,234 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.3
 Female 1,269 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 62 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,264 100.0
           under 18 years 356 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,186 88.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 143 40.2   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 57 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,465 100.0   Dutch 620 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,262 13.3   English 2,731 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 755 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 131 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,615 42.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,657 100.0   Greek 39 0.1
With a disability 435 5.0   Hungarian 52 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,334 100.0   Irish¹ 2,983 8.7
With a disability 2,681 14.6   Italian 627 1.8
 Percent employed 65.6 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.2
No disability 15,653 85.4   Norwegian 156 0.5
 Percent employed 84.1 (X)   Polish 393 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 4,429 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,841 41.6   Russian 30 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 424 1.2
        Scottish 273 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,793 100.0   Subsaharan African 26 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,423 61.1   Swedish 147 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,238 38.5   Swiss 74 0.2
 Same county 7,664 24.1   Ukrainian 34 0.1
 Different county 4,574 14.4   United States or American 3,517 10.3
  Same state 3,362 10.6   Welsh 176 0.5
  Different state 1,212 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 132 0.4   Other ancestries 2,206 6.4
 
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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