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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Surry 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 6,829 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,750 100.0   Native 6,796 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 96 5.5       Born in United States 6,757 98.9
Kindergarten 145 8.3           State of residence 5,549 81.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 861 49.2           Different state 1,208 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 437 25.0       Born outside United States 39 0.6
College or graduate school 211 12.1   Foreign born 33 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 23 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,569 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.1
Less than 9th grade 552 12.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 802 17.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,505 32.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 33 100.0
Some college, no degree 922 20.2   Europe 25 75.8
Associate degree 202 4.4   Asia 2 6.1
Bachelor's degree 422 9.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 164 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 6 18.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,454 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,382 100.0   English only 6,344 98.3
Never married 1,256 23.3   Language other than English 110 1.7
Now married, except separated 3,025 56.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 0.8
Separated 158 2.9   Spanish 55 0.9
Widowed 437 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.3
 Female 364 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 46 0.7
Divorced 506 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.5
 Female 261 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,829 100.0
           under 18 years 334 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,761 84.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 213 63.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 4 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,103 100.0   Dutch 25 0.4
Civilian veterans 739 14.5   English 639 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 93 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 336 4.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,647 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 110 6.7   Hungarian 12 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,844 100.0   Irish¹ 340 5.0
With a disability 978 25.4   Italian 113 1.7
 Percent employed 59.1 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 2,866 74.6   Norwegian 4 0.1
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 49 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 961 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 490 51.0   Russian 10 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 84 1.2
        Scottish 59 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 6,454 100.0   Subsaharan African 116 1.7
Same house in 1995 4,344 67.3   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,096 32.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 887 13.7   Ukrainian 6 0.1
 Different county 1,209 18.7   United States or American 683 10.0
  Same state 1,020 15.8   Welsh 30 0.4
  Different state 189 2.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 14 0.2   Other ancestries 3,082 45.1
 
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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