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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Surry 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 71,219 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,791 100.0   Native 67,464 94.7
Nursery school, preschool 811 5.1       Born in United States 67,266 94.4
Kindergarten 1,056 6.7           State of residence 52,194 73.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,984 50.6           Different state 15,072 21.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,288 20.8       Born outside United States 198 0.3
College or graduate school 2,652 16.8   Foreign born 3,755 5.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,367 3.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 636 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 49,018 100.0       Not a citizen 3,119 4.4
Less than 9th grade 7,225 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,936 18.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,454 29.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,755 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,317 19.0   Europe 259 6.9
Associate degree 3,182 6.5   Asia 299 8.0
Bachelor's degree 4,293 8.8   Africa 30 0.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,611 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3,142 83.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.0 (X)   Northern America 25 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 66,940 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 57,164 100.0   English only 61,526 91.9
Never married 10,345 18.1   Language other than English 5,414 8.1
Now married, except separated 35,369 61.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,226 4.8
Separated 1,592 2.8   Spanish 4,407 6.6
Widowed 4,877 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,813 4.2
 Female 4,218 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 479 0.7
Divorced 4,981 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.2
 Female 2,648 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 446 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 270 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 71,219 100.0
           under 18 years 1,133 100.0     Total ancestries reported 52,600 73.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 651 57.5   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 50 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,416 100.0   Dutch 888 1.2
Civilian veterans 6,198 11.4   English 7,382 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 752 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 165 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,459 6.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,700 100.0   Greek 42 0.1
With a disability 1,151 7.8   Hungarian 38 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 40,947 100.0   Irish¹ 4,064 5.7
With a disability 9,110 22.2   Italian 606 0.9
 Percent employed 56.9 (X)   Lithuanian 28 0.0
No disability 31,837 77.8   Norwegian 108 0.2
 Percent employed 79.7 (X)   Polish 289 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 10,231 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 5,092 49.8   Russian 88 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,561 2.2
        Scottish 1,084 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 46 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 66,940 100.0   Subsaharan African 144 0.2
Same house in 1995 41,868 62.5   Swedish 80 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,773 35.5   Swiss 31 0.0
 Same county 14,889 22.2   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 8,884 13.3   United States or American 18,596 26.1
  Same state 4,551 6.8   Welsh 309 0.4
  Different state 4,333 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,299 1.9   Other ancestries 11,741 16.5
 
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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