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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilson 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 88,809 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,923 100.0   Native 87,549 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 1,413 6.4       Born in United States 86,886 97.8
Kindergarten 1,211 5.5           State of residence 58,798 66.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,302 51.6           Different state 28,088 31.6
High school (grades 9-12) 5,036 23.0       Born outside United States 663 0.7
College or graduate school 2,961 13.5   Foreign born 1,260 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 497 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 525 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 58,683 100.0       Not a citizen 735 0.8
Less than 9th grade 4,021 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,192 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,914 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,260 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,713 21.7   Europe 381 30.2
Associate degree 3,342 5.7   Asia 277 22.0
Bachelor's degree 8,320 14.2   Africa 19 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,181 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 392 31.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.9 (X)   Northern America 191 15.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 82,813 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 69,320 100.0   English only 80,380 97.1
Never married 13,042 18.8   Language other than English 2,433 2.9
Now married, except separated 44,818 64.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 790 1.0
Separated 858 1.2   Spanish 1,284 1.6
Widowed 3,658 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 475 0.6
 Female 3,114 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 758 0.9
Divorced 6,944 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 176 0.2
 Female 3,768 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 287 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 89 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 88,809 100.0
           under 18 years 1,811 100.0     Total ancestries reported 76,042 85.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 835 46.1   Arab 173 0.2
        Czech¹ 162 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 90 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 65,424 100.0   Dutch 1,391 1.6
Civilian veterans 8,716 13.3   English 9,085 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,882 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 397 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,124 10.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,630 100.0   Greek 191 0.2
With a disability 1,567 7.6   Hungarian 221 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 53,364 100.0   Irish¹ 9,477 10.7
With a disability 9,879 18.5   Italian 1,580 1.8
 Percent employed 63.8 (X)   Lithuanian 38 0.0
No disability 43,485 81.5   Norwegian 373 0.4
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 1,015 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 8,387 100.0   Portuguese 60 0.1
With a disability 3,782 45.1   Russian 174 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,479 2.8
        Scottish 1,692 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 65 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 82,813 100.0   Subsaharan African 241 0.3
Same house in 1995 44,566 53.8   Swedish 462 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 37,734 45.6   Swiss 158 0.2
 Same county 15,897 19.2   Ukrainian 110 0.1
 Different county 21,837 26.4   United States or American 21,276 24.0
  Same state 14,297 17.3   Welsh 370 0.4
  Different state 7,540 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 121 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 513 0.6   Other ancestries 13,635 15.4
 
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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