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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dorchester 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 96,413 100.0
      enrolled in school 28,267 100.0   Native 93,723 97.2
Nursery school, preschool 2,005 7.1       Born in United States 92,213 95.6
Kindergarten 1,579 5.6           State of residence 51,917 53.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,045 49.7           Different state 40,296 41.8
High school (grades 9-12) 6,167 21.8       Born outside United States 1,510 1.6
College or graduate school 4,471 15.8   Foreign born 2,690 2.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 938 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,379 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 61,334 100.0       Not a citizen 1,311 1.4
Less than 9th grade 3,739 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,190 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18,206 29.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,690 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,184 23.1   Europe 935 34.8
Associate degree 4,882 8.0   Asia 900 33.5
Bachelor's degree 8,664 14.1   Africa 50 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 4,469 7.3   Oceania 34 1.3
        Latin America 522 19.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.2 (X)   Northern America 249 9.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 89,935 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 73,272 100.0   English only 85,457 95.0
Never married 17,328 23.6   Language other than English 4,478 5.0
Now married, except separated 42,696 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,436 1.6
Separated 2,317 3.2   Spanish 2,051 2.3
Widowed 4,273 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 707 0.8
 Female 3,579 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,465 1.6
Divorced 6,658 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 349 0.4
 Female 3,727 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 803 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 288 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 96,413 100.0
           under 18 years 2,190 100.0     Total ancestries reported 90,555 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,145 52.3   Arab 69 0.1
        Czech¹ 187 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 92 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 67,652 100.0   Dutch 1,112 1.2
Civilian veterans 13,347 19.7   English 9,459 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,713 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 645 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,966 12.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 24,614 100.0   Greek 320 0.3
With a disability 2,306 9.4   Hungarian 318 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 54,317 100.0   Irish¹ 9,266 9.6
With a disability 11,488 21.1   Italian 3,277 3.4
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 84 0.1
No disability 42,829 78.9   Norwegian 515 0.5
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 1,343 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 8,297 100.0   Portuguese 164 0.2
With a disability 3,703 44.6   Russian 330 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,332 2.4
        Scottish 2,244 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 89,935 100.0   Subsaharan African 581 0.6
Same house in 1995 47,130 52.4   Swedish 534 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 41,466 46.1   Swiss 160 0.2
 Same county 15,163 16.9   Ukrainian 83 0.1
 Different county 26,303 29.2   United States or American 10,850 11.3
  Same state 12,755 14.2   Welsh 779 0.8
  Different state 13,548 15.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 118 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,339 1.5   Other ancestries 30,922 32.1
 
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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