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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alleghany 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 10,677 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,029 100.0   Native 10,236 95.9
Nursery school, preschool 113 5.6       Born in United States 10,223 95.7
Kindergarten 84 4.1           State of residence 7,005 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 988 48.7           Different state 3,218 30.1
High school (grades 9-12) 452 22.3       Born outside United States 13 0.1
College or graduate school 392 19.3   Foreign born 441 4.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 362 3.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 106 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 7,829 100.0       Not a citizen 335 3.1
Less than 9th grade 1,136 14.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,367 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,488 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 441 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,453 18.6   Europe 38 8.6
Associate degree 471 6.0   Asia 51 11.6
Bachelor's degree 643 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 271 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 352 79.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,126 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,994 100.0   English only 9,505 93.9
Never married 1,393 15.5   Language other than English 621 6.1
Now married, except separated 5,695 63.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 359 3.5
Separated 187 2.1   Spanish 516 5.1
Widowed 868 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 306 3.0
 Female 711 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 65 0.6
Divorced 851 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
 Female 441 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 40 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,677 100.0
           under 18 years 86 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,995 74.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 58 67.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 7 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,621 100.0   Dutch 148 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,151 13.4   English 1,211 11.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 72 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 779 7.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,900 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 130 6.8   Hungarian 18 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,097 100.0   Irish¹ 718 6.7
With a disability 1,325 21.7   Italian 88 0.8
 Percent employed 52.3 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 4,772 78.3   Norwegian 34 0.3
 Percent employed 79.1 (X)   Polish 46 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,979 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.1
With a disability 943 47.7   Russian 7 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 433 4.1
        Scottish 147 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,126 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,572 64.9   Swedish 39 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,273 32.3   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,751 17.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,522 15.0   United States or American 2,965 27.8
  Same state 859 8.5   Welsh 33 0.3
  Different state 663 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 281 2.8   Other ancestries 1,203 11.3
 
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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