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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Saluda 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 19,181 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,394 100.0   Native 18,041 94.1
Nursery school, preschool 184 4.2       Born in United States 17,951 93.6
Kindergarten 339 7.7           State of residence 15,374 80.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,192 49.9           Different state 2,577 13.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,170 26.6       Born outside United States 90 0.5
College or graduate school 509 11.6   Foreign born 1,140 5.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,015 5.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 73 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 12,654 100.0       Not a citizen 1,067 5.6
Less than 9th grade 1,467 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,420 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,880 38.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,140 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,626 12.8   Europe 16 1.4
Associate degree 750 5.9   Asia 37 3.2
Bachelor's degree 1,113 8.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 398 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,086 95.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.3 (X)   Northern America 1 0.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,939 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,203 100.0   English only 16,507 92.0
Never married 3,714 24.4   Language other than English 1,432 8.0
Now married, except separated 8,611 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 997 5.6
Separated 463 3.0   Spanish 1,337 7.5
Widowed 1,302 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 984 5.5
 Female 1,057 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 72 0.4
Divorced 1,113 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 571 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 23 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,181 100.0
           under 18 years 529 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,783 77.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 303 57.3   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,361 100.0   Dutch 262 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,633 11.4   English 1,214 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 132 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,703 8.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,385 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 316 7.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,672 100.0   Irish¹ 934 4.9
With a disability 2,360 22.1   Italian 108 0.6
 Percent employed 55.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,312 77.9   Norwegian 63 0.3
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 32 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,620 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,240 47.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 225 1.2
        Scottish 193 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,939 100.0   Subsaharan African 108 0.6
Same house in 1995 12,137 67.7   Swedish 19 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,217 29.1   Swiss 32 0.2
 Same county 2,621 14.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,596 14.5   United States or American 3,196 16.7
  Same state 1,736 9.7   Welsh 38 0.2
  Different state 860 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 585 3.3   Other ancestries 6,485 33.8
 
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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