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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Davidson 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 569,891 100.0
      enrolled in school 141,200 100.0   Native 530,295 93.1
Nursery school, preschool 9,332 6.6       Born in United States 525,465 92.2
Kindergarten 7,171 5.1           State of residence 329,289 57.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 56,360 39.9           Different state 196,176 34.4
High school (grades 9-12) 27,016 19.1       Born outside United States 4,830 0.8
College or graduate school 41,321 29.3   Foreign born 39,596 6.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 26,573 4.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,891 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 377,734 100.0       Not a citizen 29,705 5.2
Less than 9th grade 21,649 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 48,152 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 93,105 24.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 39,596 100.0
Some college, no degree 81,327 21.5   Europe 5,038 12.7
Associate degree 18,356 4.9   Asia 12,800 32.3
Bachelor's degree 75,948 20.1   Africa 4,199 10.6
Graduate or professional degree 39,197 10.4   Oceania 209 0.5
        Latin America 16,256 41.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 1,094 2.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 532,311 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 462,958 100.0   English only 480,014 90.2
Never married 148,305 32.0   Language other than English 52,297 9.8
Now married, except separated 213,881 46.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,166 4.7
Separated 10,652 2.3   Spanish 26,174 4.9
Widowed 29,625 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,862 2.6
 Female 24,610 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 12,889 2.4
Divorced 60,495 13.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,498 0.8
 Female 35,552 7.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8,218 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,664 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 569,891 100.0
           under 18 years 11,209 100.0     Total ancestries reported 520,862 91.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,550 49.5   Arab 4,790 0.8
        Czech¹ 1,428 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,178 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 443,088 100.0   Dutch 6,317 1.1
Civilian veterans 50,865 11.5   English 53,590 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,599 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,909 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 51,011 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 116,588 100.0   Greek 956 0.2
With a disability 11,111 9.5   Hungarian 1,239 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 344,139 100.0   Irish¹ 51,467 9.0
With a disability 66,134 19.2   Italian 10,698 1.9
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 412 0.1
No disability 278,005 80.8   Norwegian 2,995 0.5
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 5,476 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 60,848 100.0   Portuguese 574 0.1
With a disability 27,694 45.5   Russian 2,898 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 16,699 2.9
        Scottish 12,164 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 595 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 532,311 100.0   Subsaharan African 7,845 1.4
Same house in 1995 242,370 45.5   Swedish 3,127 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 272,184 51.1   Swiss 1,017 0.2
 Same county 154,521 29.0   Ukrainian 666 0.1
 Different county 117,663 22.1   United States or American 63,430 11.1
  Same state 42,092 7.9   Welsh 3,152 0.6
  Different state 75,571 14.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,295 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 17,757 3.3   Other ancestries 203,335 35.7
 
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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