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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Charleston 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 309,969 100.0
      enrolled in school 87,355 100.0   Native 298,845 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 6,164 7.1       Born in United States 295,932 95.5
Kindergarten 4,714 5.4           State of residence 180,348 58.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 34,253 39.2           Different state 115,584 37.3
High school (grades 9-12) 16,541 18.9       Born outside United States 2,913 0.9
College or graduate school 25,683 29.4   Foreign born 11,124 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,854 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,193 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 199,361 100.0       Not a citizen 6,931 2.2
Less than 9th grade 11,774 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25,078 12.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 45,752 22.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 11,124 100.0
Some college, no degree 42,365 21.3   Europe 3,506 31.5
Associate degree 13,139 6.6   Asia 2,759 24.8
Bachelor's degree 39,239 19.7   Africa 363 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 22,014 11.0   Oceania 218 2.0
        Latin America 3,683 33.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 595 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 289,926 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 248,264 100.0   English only 271,353 93.6
Never married 80,843 32.6   Language other than English 18,573 6.4
Now married, except separated 118,023 47.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,833 2.4
Separated 8,358 3.4   Spanish 9,112 3.1
Widowed 17,301 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,097 1.4
 Female 13,746 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 6,611 2.3
Divorced 23,739 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,510 0.5
 Female 14,115 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,307 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,144 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 309,969 100.0
           under 18 years 7,166 100.0     Total ancestries reported 293,186 94.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,544 49.5   Arab 717 0.2
        Czech¹ 905 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 637 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 232,454 100.0   Dutch 3,255 1.1
Civilian veterans 35,600 15.3   English 31,884 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,682 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,638 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 31,822 10.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 69,077 100.0   Greek 1,503 0.5
With a disability 6,731 9.7   Hungarian 858 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 178,305 100.0   Irish¹ 27,032 8.7
With a disability 37,075 20.8   Italian 9,391 3.0
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 639 0.2
No disability 141,230 79.2   Norwegian 1,624 0.5
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 4,165 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 35,242 100.0   Portuguese 277 0.1
With a disability 15,803 44.8   Russian 1,576 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 8,796 2.8
        Scottish 8,361 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 404 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 289,926 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,665 0.9
Same house in 1995 143,686 49.6   Swedish 1,834 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 140,322 48.4   Swiss 570 0.2
 Same county 73,840 25.5   Ukrainian 384 0.1
 Different county 66,482 22.9   United States or American 23,406 7.6
  Same state 20,475 7.1   Welsh 2,003 0.6
  Different state 46,007 15.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 603 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 5,918 2.0   Other ancestries 117,555 37.9
 
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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