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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nelson 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 3,715 100.0
      enrolled in school 823 100.0   Native 3,651 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 32 3.9       Born in United States 3,640 98.0
Kindergarten 62 7.5           State of residence 3,034 81.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 367 44.6           Different state 606 16.3
High school (grades 9-12) 301 36.6       Born outside United States 11 0.3
College or graduate school 61 7.4   Foreign born 64 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 19 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 43 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 2,753 100.0       Not a citizen 21 0.6
Less than 9th grade 268 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 245 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 849 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 64 100.0
Some college, no degree 654 23.8   Europe 20 31.3
Associate degree 256 9.3   Asia 10 15.6
Bachelor's degree 412 15.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 69 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 34 53.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,571 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,098 100.0   English only 3,392 95.0
Never married 579 18.7   Language other than English 179 5.0
Now married, except separated 1,811 58.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.7
Separated 12 0.4   Spanish 22 0.6
Widowed 447 14.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
 Female 380 12.3   Other Indo-European languages 137 3.8
Divorced 249 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.6
 Female 119 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,715 100.0
           under 18 years 13 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,665 125.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5 38.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 201 5.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 56 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,872 100.0   Dutch 28 0.8
Civilian veterans 468 16.3   English 173 4.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 142 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,098 29.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 749 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 40 5.3   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,769 100.0   Irish¹ 325 8.7
With a disability 338 19.1   Italian 16 0.4
 Percent employed 68.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,431 80.9   Norwegian 2,036 54.8
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 33 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 893 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.1
With a disability 339 38.0   Russian 34 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 25 0.7
        Scottish 44 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,571 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,521 70.6   Swedish 179 4.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,027 28.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 452 12.7   Ukrainian 7 0.2
 Different county 575 16.1   United States or American 68 1.8
  Same state 361 10.1   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 214 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 23 0.6   Other ancestries 177 4.8
 
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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