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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Knox 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 382,032 100.0
      enrolled in school 102,622 100.0   Native 372,464 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 6,231 6.1       Born in United States 370,186 96.9
Kindergarten 4,831 4.7           State of residence 250,570 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 38,791 37.8           Different state 119,616 31.3
High school (grades 9-12) 18,785 18.3       Born outside United States 2,278 0.6
College or graduate school 33,984 33.1   Foreign born 9,568 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,895 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,004 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 252,530 100.0       Not a citizen 5,564 1.5
Less than 9th grade 14,698 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 29,376 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 68,656 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,568 100.0
Some college, no degree 52,715 20.9   Europe 2,599 27.2
Associate degree 13,737 5.4   Asia 4,233 44.2
Bachelor's degree 46,121 18.3   Africa 345 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 27,227 10.8   Oceania 105 1.1
        Latin America 1,795 18.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.5 (X)   Northern America 491 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 358,859 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 310,797 100.0   English only 342,926 95.6
Never married 81,968 26.4   Language other than English 15,933 4.4
Now married, except separated 167,641 53.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,197 1.4
Separated 5,026 1.6   Spanish 6,068 1.7
Widowed 20,789 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,114 0.6
 Female 17,214 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 5,485 1.5
Divorced 35,373 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,420 0.4
 Female 20,418 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,220 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,321 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 382,032 100.0
           under 18 years 5,848 100.0     Total ancestries reported 335,882 87.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,654 45.4   Arab 1,358 0.4
        Czech¹ 608 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 677 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 296,843 100.0   Dutch 7,235 1.9
Civilian veterans 39,424 13.3   English 46,303 12.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,339 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,087 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 44,967 11.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 81,466 100.0   Greek 1,040 0.3
With a disability 7,654 9.4   Hungarian 826 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 227,594 100.0   Irish¹ 41,229 10.8
With a disability 43,187 19.0   Italian 8,173 2.1
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 346 0.1
No disability 184,407 81.0   Norwegian 1,861 0.5
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 4,573 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 46,214 100.0   Portuguese 331 0.1
With a disability 20,815 45.0   Russian 1,135 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 16,576 4.3
        Scottish 10,250 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 187 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 358,859 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,326 0.3
Same house in 1995 186,737 52.0   Swedish 2,308 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 167,412 46.7   Swiss 1,124 0.3
 Same county 97,549 27.2   Ukrainian 435 0.1
 Different county 69,863 19.5   United States or American 60,107 15.7
  Same state 32,057 8.9   Welsh 2,786 0.7
  Different state 37,806 10.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 543 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,710 1.3   Other ancestries 71,152 18.6
 
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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