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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thomas 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 8,180 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,545 100.0   Native 8,147 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 178 7.0       Born in United States 8,098 99.0
Kindergarten 118 4.6           State of residence 6,080 74.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,013 39.8           Different state 2,018 24.7
High school (grades 9-12) 491 19.3       Born outside United States 49 0.6
College or graduate school 745 29.3   Foreign born 33 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 21 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,978 100.0       Not a citizen 12 0.1
Less than 9th grade 112 2.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 250 5.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,506 30.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 33 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,408 28.3   Europe 2 6.1
Associate degree 456 9.2   Asia 14 42.4
Bachelor's degree 809 16.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 437 8.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 17 51.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 92.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,624 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,431 100.0   English only 7,355 96.5
Never married 1,457 22.7   Language other than English 269 3.5
Now married, except separated 4,040 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 90 1.2
Separated 34 0.5   Spanish 146 1.9
Widowed 422 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 59 0.8
 Female 375 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 107 1.4
Divorced 478 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.3
 Female 227 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,180 100.0
           under 18 years 18 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,426 90.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3 16.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 126 1.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,047 100.0   Dutch 151 1.8
Civilian veterans 653 10.8   English 1,061 13.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 309 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 106 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,935 35.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,214 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 145 6.5   Hungarian 27 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,178 100.0   Irish¹ 793 9.7
With a disability 646 15.5   Italian 104 1.3
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.1
No disability 3,532 84.5   Norwegian 135 1.7
 Percent employed 83.7 (X)   Polish 71 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 1,065 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 459 43.1   Russian 38 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 113 1.4
        Scottish 129 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,624 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,546 59.6   Swedish 139 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,027 39.7   Swiss 32 0.4
 Same county 1,329 17.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,698 22.3   United States or American 545 6.7
  Same state 1,218 16.0   Welsh 38 0.5
  Different state 480 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 51 0.7   Other ancestries 510 6.2
 
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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