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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Powhatan 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 22,377 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,353 100.0   Native 22,051 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 358 6.7       Born in United States 21,878 97.8
Kindergarten 348 6.5           State of residence 16,339 73.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,529 47.2           Different state 5,539 24.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,311 24.5       Born outside United States 173 0.8
College or graduate school 807 15.1   Foreign born 326 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 111 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 120 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 15,411 100.0       Not a citizen 206 0.9
Less than 9th grade 961 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,291 14.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,966 32.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 326 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,324 21.6   Europe 97 29.8
Associate degree 919 6.0   Asia 49 15.0
Bachelor's degree 2,299 14.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 651 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 93 28.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 87 26.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,069 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,972 100.0   English only 20,487 97.2
Never married 2,856 15.9   Language other than English 582 2.8
Now married, except separated 12,265 68.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 189 0.9
Separated 529 2.9   Spanish 301 1.4
Widowed 1,043 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.5
 Female 534 3.0   Other Indo-European languages 208 1.0
Divorced 1,279 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 71 0.3
 Female 672 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,377 100.0
           under 18 years 327 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,714 83.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 106 32.4   Arab 21 0.1
        Czech¹ 16 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 32 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,026 100.0   Dutch 244 1.1
Civilian veterans 2,398 14.1   English 3,369 15.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 450 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 40 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,321 10.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,666 100.0   Greek 59 0.3
With a disability 336 7.2   Hungarian 120 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,150 100.0   Irish¹ 2,056 9.2
With a disability 1,546 12.7   Italian 605 2.7
 Percent employed 59.2 (X)   Lithuanian 34 0.2
No disability 10,604 87.3   Norwegian 150 0.7
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 201 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 1,870 100.0   Portuguese 23 0.1
With a disability 760 40.6   Russian 38 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 432 1.9
        Scottish 592 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,069 100.0   Subsaharan African 47 0.2
Same house in 1995 12,473 59.2   Swedish 76 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,580 40.7   Swiss 61 0.3
 Same county 2,125 10.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,455 30.6   United States or American 3,729 16.7
  Same state 5,219 24.8   Welsh 177 0.8
  Different state 1,236 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.1   Other ancestries 3,809 17.0
 
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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