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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wythe 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 27,599 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,862 100.0   Native 27,459 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 367 6.3       Born in United States 27,395 99.3
Kindergarten 328 5.6           State of residence 21,462 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,779 47.4           Different state 5,933 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,364 23.3       Born outside United States 64 0.2
College or graduate school 1,024 17.5   Foreign born 140 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 71 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 19,528 100.0       Not a citizen 79 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,770 14.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,050 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,334 32.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 140 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,536 18.1   Europe 28 20.0
Associate degree 1,472 7.5   Asia 64 45.7
Bachelor's degree 1,637 8.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 729 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 40 28.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.2 (X)   Northern America 8 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,083 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,688 100.0   English only 25,436 97.5
Never married 4,039 17.8   Language other than English 647 2.5
Now married, except separated 13,843 61.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 201 0.8
Separated 694 3.1   Spanish 325 1.2
Widowed 1,837 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 123 0.5
 Female 1,614 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 272 1.0
Divorced 2,275 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.2
 Female 1,283 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 37 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,599 100.0
           under 18 years 445 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,625 71.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 340 76.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,571 100.0   Dutch 408 1.5
Civilian veterans 2,822 13.1   English 2,424 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 112 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,442 12.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,365 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 368 6.9   Hungarian 25 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,272 100.0   Irish¹ 1,912 6.9
With a disability 3,834 23.6   Italian 327 1.2
 Percent employed 48.0 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 12,438 76.4   Norwegian 43 0.2
 Percent employed 78.7 (X)   Polish 122 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,039 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,958 48.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 681 2.5
        Scottish 324 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,083 100.0   Subsaharan African 34 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,986 65.1   Swedish 81 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,001 34.5   Swiss 33 0.1
 Same county 5,092 19.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,909 15.0   United States or American 6,822 24.7
  Same state 2,260 8.7   Welsh 65 0.2
  Different state 1,649 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 96 0.4   Other ancestries 2,704 9.8
 
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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