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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Galax 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 6,837 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,446 100.0   Native 6,249 91.4
Nursery school, preschool 80 5.5       Born in United States 6,240 91.3
Kindergarten 104 7.2           State of residence 4,718 69.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 714 49.4           Different state 1,522 22.3
High school (grades 9-12) 353 24.4       Born outside United States 9 0.1
College or graduate school 195 13.5   Foreign born 588 8.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 353 5.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 34 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 4,782 100.0       Not a citizen 554 8.1
Less than 9th grade 1,007 21.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 886 18.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,370 28.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 588 100.0
Some college, no degree 733 15.3   Europe 34 5.8
Associate degree 256 5.4   Asia 6 1.0
Bachelor's degree 358 7.5   Africa 11 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 172 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 537 91.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,463 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,527 100.0   English only 5,749 89.0
Never married 996 18.0   Language other than English 714 11.0
Now married, except separated 3,066 55.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 511 7.9
Separated 170 3.1   Spanish 673 10.4
Widowed 629 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 494 7.6
 Female 524 9.5   Other Indo-European languages 35 0.5
Divorced 666 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.3
 Female 388 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,837 100.0
           under 18 years 100 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,649 68.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 75 75.0   Arab 11 0.2
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,254 100.0   Dutch 107 1.6
Civilian veterans 595 11.3   English 716 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 0 0.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 385 5.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,435 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 143 10.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,755 100.0   Irish¹ 310 4.5
With a disability 1,123 29.9   Italian 76 1.1
 Percent employed 56.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,632 70.1   Norwegian 9 0.1
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 8 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,135 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.1
With a disability 523 46.1   Russian 9 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 120 1.8
        Scottish 134 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 6,463 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,455 53.5   Swedish 80 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,858 44.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 862 13.3   Ukrainian 9 0.1
 Different county 1,996 30.9   United States or American 1,374 20.1
  Same state 1,566 24.2   Welsh 20 0.3
  Different state 430 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 150 2.3   Other ancestries 1,255 18.4
 
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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