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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Knox 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 39,256 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,067 100.0   Native 38,826 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 483 4.4       Born in United States 38,683 98.5
Kindergarten 502 4.5           State of residence 30,848 78.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,088 36.9           Different state 7,835 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,238 20.2       Born outside United States 143 0.4
College or graduate school 3,756 33.9   Foreign born 430 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 254 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 137 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 24,865 100.0       Not a citizen 293 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,335 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,219 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,261 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 430 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,640 18.7   Europe 124 28.8
Associate degree 2,831 11.4   Asia 180 41.9
Bachelor's degree 1,873 7.5   Africa 16 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,706 6.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 102 23.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.7 (X)   Northern America 8 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,970 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,047 100.0   English only 35,800 96.8
Never married 8,323 26.0   Language other than English 1,170 3.2
Now married, except separated 17,440 54.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 435 1.2
Separated 313 1.0   Spanish 522 1.4
Widowed 2,537 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 214 0.6
 Female 2,054 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 397 1.1
Divorced 3,434 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.3
 Female 1,965 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 159 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,256 100.0
           under 18 years 492 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,810 78.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 305 62.0   Arab 40 0.1
        Czech¹ 32 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,212 100.0   Dutch 570 1.5
Civilian veterans 4,071 13.5   English 3,279 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,783 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 134 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,140 20.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,968 100.0   Greek 16 0.0
With a disability 1,064 10.7   Hungarian 46 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,789 100.0   Irish¹ 3,290 8.4
With a disability 4,438 21.3   Italian 332 0.8
 Percent employed 54.5 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 16,351 78.7   Norwegian 49 0.1
 Percent employed 78.6 (X)   Polish 364 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,583 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,603 46.6   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 544 1.4
        Scottish 685 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 36,970 100.0   Subsaharan African 20 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,754 56.1   Swedish 71 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,836 42.8   Swiss 43 0.1
 Same county 9,111 24.6   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 6,725 18.2   United States or American 7,061 18.0
  Same state 4,445 12.0   Welsh 126 0.3
  Different state 2,280 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 380 1.0   Other ancestries 4,099 10.4
 
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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