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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 39,618 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,546 100.0   Native 38,805 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 492 5.8       Born in United States 38,513 97.2
Kindergarten 567 6.6           State of residence 25,490 64.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,241 49.6           Different state 13,023 32.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,100 24.6       Born outside United States 292 0.7
College or graduate school 1,146 13.4   Foreign born 813 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 218 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 377 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 28,303 100.0       Not a citizen 436 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,001 3.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,544 9.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,306 36.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 813 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,353 18.9   Europe 428 52.6
Associate degree 1,676 5.9   Asia 84 10.3
Bachelor's degree 4,833 17.1   Africa 7 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,590 9.2   Oceania 4 0.5
        Latin America 45 5.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.5 (X)   Northern America 245 30.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,552 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,372 100.0   English only 36,258 96.6
Never married 6,616 20.4   Language other than English 1,294 3.4
Now married, except separated 18,662 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 208 0.6
Separated 407 1.3   Spanish 276 0.7
Widowed 2,509 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.2
 Female 2,006 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 884 2.4
Divorced 4,178 12.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 116 0.3
 Female 2,325 7.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 97 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,618 100.0
           under 18 years 363 100.0     Total ancestries reported 40,725 102.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 145 39.9   Arab 76 0.2
        Czech¹ 164 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 140 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,669 100.0   Dutch 510 1.3
Civilian veterans 5,323 17.4   English 9,801 24.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,555 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 971 2.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,708 9.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,798 100.0   Greek 148 0.4
With a disability 625 8.0   Hungarian 194 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,031 100.0   Irish¹ 5,433 13.7
With a disability 3,325 15.1   Italian 1,776 4.5
 Percent employed 56.2 (X)   Lithuanian 85 0.2
No disability 18,706 84.9   Norwegian 507 1.3
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 676 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 6,523 100.0   Portuguese 200 0.5
With a disability 2,379 36.5   Russian 328 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 1,116 2.8
        Scottish 2,207 5.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,552 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.0
Same house in 1995 22,330 59.5   Swedish 1,059 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,955 39.8   Swiss 84 0.2
 Same county 8,762 23.3   Ukrainian 57 0.1
 Different county 6,193 16.5   United States or American 3,475 8.8
  Same state 2,734 7.3   Welsh 402 1.0
  Different state 3,459 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 267 0.7   Other ancestries 4,990 12.6
 
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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