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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laurens 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 69,567 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,251 100.0   Native 68,480 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 925 5.4       Born in United States 68,213 98.1
Kindergarten 1,251 7.3           State of residence 55,487 79.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,281 48.0           Different state 12,726 18.3
High school (grades 9-12) 3,972 23.0       Born outside United States 267 0.4
College or graduate school 2,822 16.4   Foreign born 1,087 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 726 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 306 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 45,470 100.0       Not a citizen 781 1.1
Less than 9th grade 5,751 12.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,938 19.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,907 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,087 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,983 15.4   Europe 179 16.5
Associate degree 2,589 5.7   Asia 111 10.2
Bachelor's degree 3,616 8.0   Africa 11 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,686 3.7   Oceania 9 0.8
        Latin America 753 69.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.7 (X)   Northern America 24 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 64,984 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 54,802 100.0   English only 62,639 96.4
Never married 13,059 23.8   Language other than English 2,345 3.6
Now married, except separated 29,596 54.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,157 1.8
Separated 2,036 3.7   Spanish 1,638 2.5
Widowed 4,768 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,026 1.6
 Female 3,816 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 609 0.9
Divorced 5,343 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.2
 Female 2,998 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 56 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 69,567 100.0
           under 18 years 1,974 100.0     Total ancestries reported 54,151 77.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,028 52.1   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 87 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 51,902 100.0   Dutch 546 0.8
Civilian veterans 6,354 12.2   English 4,280 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 917 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 104 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,740 5.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,194 100.0   Greek 47 0.1
With a disability 1,690 10.4   Hungarian 43 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 39,136 100.0   Irish¹ 5,077 7.3
With a disability 11,020 28.2   Italian 698 1.0
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 57 0.1
No disability 28,116 71.8   Norwegian 272 0.4
 Percent employed 77.9 (X)   Polish 289 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 8,497 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.0
With a disability 4,624 54.4   Russian 62 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,216 3.2
        Scottish 1,001 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 64,984 100.0   Subsaharan African 317 0.5
Same house in 1995 39,873 61.4   Swedish 285 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,456 37.6   Swiss 107 0.2
 Same county 12,938 19.9   Ukrainian 29 0.0
 Different county 11,518 17.7   United States or American 13,008 18.7
  Same state 8,128 12.5   Welsh 150 0.2
  Different state 3,390 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 655 1.0   Other ancestries 20,715 29.8
 
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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