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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherokee 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 24,298 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,813 100.0   Native 23,998 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 217 4.5       Born in United States 23,922 98.5
Kindergarten 281 5.8           State of residence 13,313 54.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,373 49.3           Different state 10,609 43.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,107 23.0       Born outside United States 76 0.3
College or graduate school 835 17.3   Foreign born 300 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 46 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 17,709 100.0       Not a citizen 168 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,058 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,674 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,161 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 300 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,661 20.7   Europe 96 32.0
Associate degree 1,205 6.8   Asia 79 26.3
Bachelor's degree 1,251 7.1   Africa 6 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 699 3.9   Oceania 11 3.7
        Latin America 80 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.3 (X)   Northern America 28 9.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,990 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,247 100.0   English only 22,300 97.0
Never married 3,150 15.6   Language other than English 690 3.0
Now married, except separated 13,013 64.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 246 1.1
Separated 592 2.9   Spanish 266 1.2
Widowed 1,768 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.5
 Female 1,408 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 192 0.8
Divorced 1,724 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 935 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 117 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,298 100.0
           under 18 years 490 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,340 79.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 222 45.3   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 44 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 42 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,258 100.0   Dutch 457 1.9
Civilian veterans 3,128 16.2   English 2,123 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 502 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 38 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,327 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,331 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 362 8.4   Hungarian 52 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,802 100.0   Irish¹ 2,557 10.5
With a disability 3,422 24.8   Italian 355 1.5
 Percent employed 46.9 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.1
No disability 10,380 75.2   Norwegian 121 0.5
 Percent employed 72.9 (X)   Polish 136 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,577 100.0   Portuguese 29 0.1
With a disability 2,167 47.3   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 845 3.5
        Scottish 489 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,990 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,912 64.9   Swedish 111 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,921 34.5   Swiss 13 0.1
 Same county 3,463 15.1   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 4,458 19.4   United States or American 5,477 22.5
  Same state 1,023 4.4   Welsh 90 0.4
  Different state 3,435 14.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 157 0.7   Other ancestries 3,454 14.2
 
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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