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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Shenandoah 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 35,075 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,076 100.0   Native 33,995 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 478 6.8       Born in United States 33,720 96.1
Kindergarten 482 6.8           State of residence 23,491 67.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,564 50.4           Different state 10,229 29.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,728 24.4       Born outside United States 275 0.8
College or graduate school 824 11.6   Foreign born 1,080 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 489 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 398 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 24,926 100.0       Not a citizen 682 1.9
Less than 9th grade 2,474 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,688 14.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,572 38.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,080 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,367 17.5   Europe 207 19.2
Associate degree 1,164 4.7   Asia 87 8.1
Bachelor's degree 2,461 9.9   Africa 2 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,200 4.8   Oceania 10 0.9
        Latin America 717 66.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.3 (X)   Northern America 57 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,059 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,536 100.0   English only 31,430 95.1
Never married 5,608 19.7   Language other than English 1,629 4.9
Now married, except separated 17,101 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 788 2.4
Separated 739 2.6   Spanish 1,205 3.6
Widowed 2,227 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 700 2.1
 Female 1,925 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 371 1.1
Divorced 2,861 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.2
 Female 1,544 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,075 100.0
           under 18 years 612 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,462 86.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 274 44.8   Arab 34 0.1
        Czech¹ 43 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,178 100.0   Dutch 639 1.8
Civilian veterans 4,157 15.3   English 3,613 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 541 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 83 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,331 23.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,842 100.0   Greek 60 0.2
With a disability 409 6.0   Hungarian 132 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,039 100.0   Irish¹ 2,972 8.5
With a disability 3,265 16.3   Italian 781 2.2
 Percent employed 60.2 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 16,774 83.7   Norwegian 83 0.2
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 316 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,752 100.0   Portuguese 56 0.2
With a disability 2,155 37.5   Russian 75 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 777 2.2
        Scottish 656 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,059 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 19,508 59.0   Swedish 223 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,271 40.1   Swiss 139 0.4
 Same county 7,316 22.1   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 5,955 18.0   United States or American 6,826 19.5
  Same state 3,416 10.3   Welsh 133 0.4
  Different state 2,539 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 280 0.8   Other ancestries 3,880 11.1
 
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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