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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Knott 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 17,649 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,684 100.0   Native 17,581 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 225 4.8       Born in United States 17,540 99.4
Kindergarten 296 6.3           State of residence 15,566 88.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,004 42.8           Different state 1,974 11.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,052 22.5       Born outside United States 41 0.2
College or graduate school 1,107 23.6   Foreign born 68 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 41 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 11,427 100.0       Not a citizen 27 0.2
Less than 9th grade 2,854 25.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,865 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,525 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 68 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,567 13.7   Europe 23 33.8
Associate degree 445 3.9   Asia 30 44.1
Bachelor's degree 584 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 587 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 15 22.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,607 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,188 100.0   English only 16,311 98.2
Never married 2,993 21.1   Language other than English 296 1.8
Now married, except separated 8,461 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.2
Separated 245 1.7   Spanish 201 1.2
Widowed 1,120 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 902 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 41 0.2
Divorced 1,369 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
 Female 699 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,649 100.0
           under 18 years 249 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,478 65.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 122 49.0   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,307 100.0   Dutch 48 0.3
Civilian veterans 1,007 7.6   English 1,302 7.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 88 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 751 4.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,183 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 464 11.1   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,405 100.0   Irish¹ 816 4.6
With a disability 3,885 37.3   Italian 43 0.2
 Percent employed 22.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,520 62.7   Norwegian 30 0.2
 Percent employed 60.4 (X)   Polish 24 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,925 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,248 64.8   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 119 0.7
        Scottish 169 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,607 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,947 71.9   Swedish 15 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,558 27.4   Swiss 59 0.3
 Same county 2,916 17.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,642 9.9   United States or American 6,163 34.9
  Same state 1,120 6.7   Welsh 32 0.2
  Different state 522 3.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 102 0.6   Other ancestries 1,772 10.0
 
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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