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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford 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 49,984 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,487 100.0   Native 49,693 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 660 6.3       Born in United States 49,548 99.1
Kindergarten 524 5.0           State of residence 40,162 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,531 52.7           Different state 9,386 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,706 25.8       Born outside United States 145 0.3
College or graduate school 1,066 10.2   Foreign born 291 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 79 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 170 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 34,582 100.0       Not a citizen 121 0.2
Less than 9th grade 2,504 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,014 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,530 50.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 291 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,329 12.5   Europe 143 49.1
Associate degree 1,663 4.8   Asia 77 26.5
Bachelor's degree 2,305 6.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,237 3.6   Oceania 7 2.4
        Latin America 34 11.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.3 (X)   Northern America 30 10.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 46,945 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,229 100.0   English only 45,788 97.5
Never married 7,953 19.8   Language other than English 1,157 2.5
Now married, except separated 25,347 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 430 0.9
Separated 631 1.6   Spanish 356 0.8
Widowed 3,289 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.2
 Female 2,691 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 727 1.5
Divorced 3,009 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 274 0.6
 Female 1,534 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 59 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 46 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,984 100.0
           under 18 years 806 100.0     Total ancestries reported 43,082 86.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 391 48.5   Arab 68 0.1
        Czech¹ 132 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,177 100.0   Dutch 1,599 3.2
Civilian veterans 5,327 14.0   English 4,094 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 838 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 146 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,790 33.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,415 100.0   Greek 113 0.2
With a disability 832 8.0   Hungarian 217 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 28,186 100.0   Irish¹ 4,636 9.3
With a disability 5,293 18.8   Italian 1,284 2.6
 Percent employed 52.1 (X)   Lithuanian 34 0.1
No disability 22,893 81.2   Norwegian 111 0.2
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 915 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 7,987 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 3,295 41.3   Russian 76 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 684 1.4
        Scottish 707 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 259 0.5
  Population 5 years and over 46,945 100.0   Subsaharan African 14 0.0
Same house in 1995 33,138 70.6   Swedish 261 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,709 29.2   Swiss 345 0.7
 Same county 8,647 18.4   Ukrainian 126 0.3
 Different county 5,062 10.8   United States or American 5,670 11.3
  Same state 2,983 6.4   Welsh 641 1.3
  Different state 2,079 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 98 0.2   Other ancestries 3,300 6.6
 
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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