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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dickson 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 43,156 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,311 100.0   Native 42,836 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 684 6.6       Born in United States 42,567 98.6
Kindergarten 711 6.9           State of residence 31,080 72.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,273 51.1           Different state 11,487 26.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,637 25.6       Born outside United States 269 0.6
College or graduate school 1,006 9.8   Foreign born 320 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 136 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 208 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 28,108 100.0       Not a citizen 112 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,859 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,832 17.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,176 39.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 320 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,769 17.0   Europe 110 34.4
Associate degree 1,286 4.6   Asia 77 24.1
Bachelor's degree 2,025 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,161 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 102 31.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.6 (X)   Northern America 31 9.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,181 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,576 100.0   English only 39,163 97.5
Never married 6,336 18.9   Language other than English 1,018 2.5
Now married, except separated 20,086 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 336 0.8
Separated 572 1.7   Spanish 619 1.5
Widowed 2,323 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 252 0.6
 Female 1,992 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 324 0.8
Divorced 4,259 12.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.2
 Female 2,253 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 57 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,156 100.0
           under 18 years 913 100.0     Total ancestries reported 32,670 75.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 443 48.5   Arab 16 0.0
        Czech¹ 14 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,592 100.0   Dutch 595 1.4
Civilian veterans 4,703 14.9   English 3,646 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 835 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 137 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,765 8.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,969 100.0   Greek 87 0.2
With a disability 799 8.0   Hungarian 38 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,872 100.0   Irish¹ 5,042 11.7
With a disability 5,639 22.7   Italian 716 1.7
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.0
No disability 19,233 77.3   Norwegian 68 0.2
 Percent employed 80.7 (X)   Polish 269 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,809 100.0   Portuguese 30 0.1
With a disability 2,240 46.6   Russian 35 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,021 2.4
        Scottish 628 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,181 100.0   Subsaharan African 53 0.1
Same house in 1995 22,551 56.1   Swedish 111 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,428 43.4   Swiss 27 0.1
 Same county 9,588 23.9   Ukrainian 65 0.2
 Different county 7,840 19.5   United States or American 9,286 21.5
  Same state 5,018 12.5   Welsh 250 0.6
  Different state 2,822 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 28 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 202 0.5   Other ancestries 5,833 13.5
 
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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