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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Smyth 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 33,081 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,761 100.0   Native 32,922 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 273 4.0       Born in United States 32,821 99.2
Kindergarten 410 6.1           State of residence 26,371 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,256 48.2           Different state 6,450 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,782 26.4       Born outside United States 101 0.3
College or graduate school 1,040 15.4   Foreign born 159 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 63 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 105 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 23,255 100.0       Not a citizen 54 0.2
Less than 9th grade 3,488 15.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,068 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,992 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 159 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,961 17.0   Europe 44 27.7
Associate degree 1,276 5.5   Asia 22 13.8
Bachelor's degree 1,717 7.4   Africa 47 29.6
Graduate or professional degree 753 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 46 28.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,314 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,153 100.0   English only 30,609 97.7
Never married 4,888 18.0   Language other than English 705 2.3
Now married, except separated 16,353 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 216 0.7
Separated 945 3.5   Spanish 370 1.2
Widowed 2,438 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 129 0.4
 Female 2,038 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 227 0.7
Divorced 2,529 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.1
 Female 1,391 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 53 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,081 100.0
           under 18 years 729 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,718 68.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 340 46.6   Arab 80 0.2
        Czech¹ 36 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,929 100.0   Dutch 503 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,393 13.1   English 2,561 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 336 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 70 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,827 8.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,581 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 487 7.4   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,923 100.0   Irish¹ 2,059 6.2
With a disability 4,745 25.1   Italian 204 0.6
 Percent employed 44.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 14,178 74.9   Norwegian 57 0.2
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 78 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 5,186 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,403 46.3   Russian 25 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 915 2.8
        Scottish 492 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,314 100.0   Subsaharan African 46 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,005 63.9   Swedish 124 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,201 35.8   Swiss 31 0.1
 Same county 7,027 22.4   Ukrainian 13 0.0
 Different county 4,174 13.3   United States or American 9,333 28.2
  Same state 2,554 8.2   Welsh 137 0.4
  Different state 1,620 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 108 0.3   Other ancestries 2,741 8.3
 
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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