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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alleghany 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 12,926 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,731 100.0   Native 12,814 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 151 5.5       Born in United States 12,764 98.7
Kindergarten 274 10.0           State of residence 10,074 77.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,306 47.8           Different state 2,690 20.8
High school (grades 9-12) 618 22.6       Born outside United States 50 0.4
College or graduate school 382 14.0   Foreign born 112 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 62 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 9,168 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.4
Less than 9th grade 882 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,178 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,596 39.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 112 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,694 18.5   Europe 35 31.3
Associate degree 574 6.3   Asia 67 59.8
Bachelor's degree 876 9.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 368 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.5 (X)   Northern America 10 8.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,202 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,502 100.0   English only 11,941 97.9
Never married 1,625 15.5   Language other than English 261 2.1
Now married, except separated 6,966 66.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.6
Separated 128 1.2   Spanish 115 0.9
Widowed 909 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.5
 Female 711 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 111 0.9
Divorced 874 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
 Female 436 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,926 100.0
           under 18 years 218 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,574 74.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 169 77.5   Arab 15 0.1
        Czech¹ 15 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,973 100.0   Dutch 140 1.1
Civilian veterans 1,635 16.4   English 1,131 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 149 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,284 9.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,530 100.0   Greek 7 0.1
With a disability 237 9.4   Hungarian 8 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,555 100.0   Irish¹ 1,173 9.1
With a disability 1,513 20.0   Italian 128 1.0
 Percent employed 38.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,042 80.0   Norwegian 52 0.4
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 62 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,970 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.1
With a disability 823 41.8   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 349 2.7
        Scottish 134 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,202 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,703 71.3   Swedish 43 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,477 28.5   Swiss 22 0.2
 Same county 1,649 13.5   Ukrainian 8 0.1
 Different county 1,828 15.0   United States or American 3,434 26.6
  Same state 1,406 11.5   Welsh 44 0.3
  Different state 422 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22 0.2   Other ancestries 1,322 10.2
 
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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