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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Colonial Heights city
[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 16,897 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,884 100.0   Native 16,061 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 203 5.2       Born in United States 15,822 93.6
Kindergarten 212 5.5           State of residence 10,749 63.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,903 49.0           Different state 5,073 30.0
High school (grades 9-12) 876 22.6       Born outside United States 239 1.4
College or graduate school 690 17.8   Foreign born 836 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 298 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 528 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 11,675 100.0       Not a citizen 308 1.8
Less than 9th grade 512 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,394 11.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,021 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 836 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,825 24.2   Europe 292 34.9
Associate degree 709 6.1   Asia 323 38.6
Bachelor's degree 1,452 12.4   Africa 88 10.5
Graduate or professional degree 762 6.5   Oceania 10 1.2
        Latin America 118 14.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.7 (X)   Northern America 5 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,072 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,780 100.0   English only 14,862 92.5
Never married 3,022 21.9   Language other than English 1,210 7.5
Now married, except separated 7,537 54.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 358 2.2
Separated 391 2.8   Spanish 430 2.7
Widowed 1,290 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 120 0.7
 Female 1,166 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 409 2.5
Divorced 1,540 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.4
 Female 911 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 258 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 181 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,897 100.0
           under 18 years 292 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,401 91.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 109 37.3   Arab 86 0.5
        Czech¹ 180 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,991 100.0   Dutch 306 1.8
Civilian veterans 2,256 17.4   English 2,974 17.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 387 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 76 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,024 12.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,670 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 385 10.5   Hungarian 79 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,147 100.0   Irish¹ 1,705 10.1
With a disability 1,709 18.7   Italian 567 3.4
 Percent employed 67.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 7,438 81.3   Norwegian 42 0.2
 Percent employed 81.1 (X)   Polish 207 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,923 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.2
With a disability 1,190 40.7   Russian 43 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 408 2.4
        Scottish 430 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 31 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 16,072 100.0   Subsaharan African 100 0.6
Same house in 1995 9,436 58.7   Swedish 42 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,359 39.6   Swiss 8 0.0
 Same county 2,307 14.4   Ukrainian 34 0.2
 Different county 4,052 25.2   United States or American 2,448 14.5
  Same state 3,044 18.9   Welsh 169 1.0
  Different state 1,008 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 45 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 277 1.7   Other ancestries 2,947 17.4
 
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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