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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wise 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 48,793 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,621 100.0   Native 46,312 94.9
Nursery school, preschool 607 4.8       Born in United States 46,062 94.4
Kindergarten 663 5.3           State of residence 34,896 71.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,810 54.0           Different state 11,166 22.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,311 26.2       Born outside United States 250 0.5
College or graduate school 1,230 9.7   Foreign born 2,481 5.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,120 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 819 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 31,130 100.0       Not a citizen 1,662 3.4
Less than 9th grade 2,577 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,875 15.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,819 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,481 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,322 23.5   Europe 153 6.2
Associate degree 1,499 4.8   Asia 107 4.3
Bachelor's degree 2,868 9.2   Africa 8 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,170 3.8   Oceania 7 0.3
        Latin America 2,187 88.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.1 (X)   Northern America 19 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,490 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,454 100.0   English only 40,530 89.1
Never married 6,442 17.2   Language other than English 4,960 10.9
Now married, except separated 25,054 66.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,209 4.9
Separated 549 1.5   Spanish 4,546 10.0
Widowed 2,102 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,066 4.5
 Female 1,706 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 269 0.6
Divorced 3,307 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.2
 Female 1,669 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 121 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,793 100.0
           under 18 years 1,066 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,466 78.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 568 53.3   Arab 17 0.0
        Czech¹ 178 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 55 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,982 100.0   Dutch 863 1.8
Civilian veterans 5,148 14.7   English 3,826 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 774 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 109 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,617 9.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,182 100.0   Greek 13 0.0
With a disability 899 7.4   Hungarian 67 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,318 100.0   Irish¹ 5,066 10.4
With a disability 4,973 18.2   Italian 592 1.2
 Percent employed 56.9 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 22,345 81.8   Norwegian 201 0.4
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 323 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,856 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,033 41.9   Russian 108 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 847 1.7
        Scottish 617 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 45,490 100.0   Subsaharan African 17 0.0
Same house in 1995 22,604 49.7   Swedish 287 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,812 47.9   Swiss 20 0.0
 Same county 7,886 17.3   Ukrainian 74 0.2
 Different county 13,926 30.6   United States or American 8,778 18.0
  Same state 11,338 24.9   Welsh 203 0.4
  Different state 2,588 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 76 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,074 2.4   Other ancestries 10,711 22.0
 
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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