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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chesterfield 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 259,903 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,024 100.0   Native 246,380 94.8
Nursery school, preschool 5,289 7.0       Born in United States 243,076 93.5
Kindergarten 4,162 5.5           State of residence 147,772 56.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,833 47.1           Different state 95,304 36.7
High school (grades 9-12) 16,782 22.1       Born outside United States 3,304 1.3
College or graduate school 13,958 18.4   Foreign born 13,523 5.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,120 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,444 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 167,037 100.0       Not a citizen 7,079 2.7
Less than 9th grade 5,705 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14,123 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 41,479 24.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 13,523 100.0
Some college, no degree 40,119 24.0   Europe 2,956 21.9
Associate degree 11,097 6.6   Asia 5,250 38.8
Bachelor's degree 37,076 22.2   Africa 732 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 17,438 10.4   Oceania 40 0.3
        Latin America 3,935 29.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.1 (X)   Northern America 610 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 242,866 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 199,708 100.0   English only 224,032 92.2
Never married 43,931 22.0   Language other than English 18,834 7.8
Now married, except separated 124,677 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,164 2.9
Separated 4,544 2.3   Spanish 7,725 3.2
Widowed 9,118 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,284 1.4
 Female 7,505 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 5,827 2.4
Divorced 17,438 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,360 0.6
 Female 10,818 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,384 1.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,238 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 259,903 100.0
           under 18 years 4,436 100.0     Total ancestries reported 259,923 100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,672 37.7   Arab 1,154 0.4
        Czech¹ 993 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 493 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 186,002 100.0   Dutch 3,120 1.2
Civilian veterans 27,113 14.6   English 36,271 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,788 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,455 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,482 12.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 65,108 100.0   Greek 883 0.3
With a disability 5,356 8.2   Hungarian 933 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 154,850 100.0   Irish¹ 27,750 10.7
With a disability 21,156 13.7   Italian 10,541 4.1
 Percent employed 63.2 (X)   Lithuanian 554 0.2
No disability 133,694 86.3   Norwegian 1,748 0.7
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 4,739 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 20,061 100.0   Portuguese 269 0.1
With a disability 7,203 35.9   Russian 933 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 7,058 2.7
        Scottish 6,209 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 362 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 242,866 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,832 0.7
Same house in 1995 132,994 54.8   Swedish 1,856 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 105,869 43.6   Swiss 508 0.2
 Same county 46,993 19.3   Ukrainian 460 0.2
 Different county 58,876 24.2   United States or American 33,238 12.8
  Same state 33,248 13.7   Welsh 2,097 0.8
  Different state 25,628 10.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,055 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 4,003 1.6   Other ancestries 73,142 28.1
 
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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