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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Highland 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 40,875 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,963 100.0   Native 40,617 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 552 5.5       Born in United States 40,527 99.1
Kindergarten 808 8.1           State of residence 34,299 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,029 50.5           Different state 6,228 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 2,353 23.6       Born outside United States 90 0.2
College or graduate school 1,221 12.3   Foreign born 258 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 76 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 106 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 26,372 100.0       Not a citizen 152 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,643 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,595 17.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,822 44.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 258 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,449 16.9   Europe 83 32.2
Associate degree 1,313 5.0   Asia 115 44.6
Bachelor's degree 1,520 5.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,030 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 12 4.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.3 (X)   Northern America 48 18.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,935 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,663 100.0   English only 37,131 97.9
Never married 6,096 19.3   Language other than English 804 2.1
Now married, except separated 19,505 61.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 193 0.5
Separated 556 1.8   Spanish 411 1.1
Widowed 2,349 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 71 0.2
 Female 1,930 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 269 0.7
Divorced 3,157 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.2
 Female 1,680 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 118 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,875 100.0
           under 18 years 819 100.0     Total ancestries reported 33,579 82.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 368 44.9   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 64 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,851 100.0   Dutch 928 2.3
Civilian veterans 4,183 14.0   English 3,678 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 810 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 59 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,910 16.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,615 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 970 10.1   Hungarian 96 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,668 100.0   Irish¹ 4,483 11.0
With a disability 5,778 25.5   Italian 489 1.2
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,890 74.5   Norwegian 101 0.2
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 125 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,305 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 2,515 47.4   Russian 113 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 503 1.2
        Scottish 692 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,935 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 21,396 56.4   Swedish 99 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,421 43.3   Swiss 52 0.1
 Same county 9,247 24.4   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 7,174 18.9   United States or American 9,242 22.6
  Same state 5,712 15.1   Welsh 310 0.8
  Different state 1,462 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 118 0.3   Other ancestries 4,725 11.6
 
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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