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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newport News 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 180,150 100.0
      enrolled in school 50,215 100.0   Native 171,540 95.2
Nursery school, preschool 3,610 7.2       Born in United States 166,605 92.5
Kindergarten 3,274 6.5           State of residence 86,678 48.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,511 44.8           Different state 79,927 44.4
High school (grades 9-12) 10,209 20.3       Born outside United States 4,935 2.7
College or graduate school 10,611 21.1   Foreign born 8,610 4.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,056 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,540 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 110,083 100.0       Not a citizen 4,070 2.3
Less than 9th grade 4,665 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,388 11.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,125 30.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,610 100.0
Some college, no degree 29,995 27.2   Europe 2,586 30.0
Associate degree 8,020 7.3   Asia 3,595 41.8
Bachelor's degree 14,735 13.4   Africa 244 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 7,155 6.5   Oceania 95 1.1
        Latin America 1,837 21.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.5 (X)   Northern America 253 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 165,897 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 137,950 100.0   English only 152,149 91.7
Never married 39,387 28.6   Language other than English 13,748 8.3
Now married, except separated 68,312 49.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,724 2.8
Separated 6,466 4.7   Spanish 5,951 3.6
Widowed 8,991 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,702 1.0
 Female 7,494 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 3,981 2.4
Divorced 14,794 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,028 0.6
 Female 8,765 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,343 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,865 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 180,150 100.0
           under 18 years 3,687 100.0     Total ancestries reported 174,947 97.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,754 47.6   Arab 404 0.2
        Czech¹ 504 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 381 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 120,962 100.0   Dutch 1,958 1.1
Civilian veterans 24,021 19.9   English 14,950 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,662 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 929 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,243 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 42,047 100.0   Greek 669 0.4
With a disability 3,594 8.5   Hungarian 403 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 94,899 100.0   Irish¹ 13,411 7.4
With a disability 18,363 19.4   Italian 5,740 3.2
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 108 0.1
No disability 76,536 80.6   Norwegian 1,105 0.6
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 2,542 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 17,225 100.0   Portuguese 421 0.2
With a disability 7,424 43.1   Russian 592 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,994 1.7
        Scottish 2,830 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 237 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 165,897 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,955 1.1
Same house in 1995 75,405 45.5   Swedish 913 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 85,368 51.5   Swiss 218 0.1
 Same county 38,039 22.9   Ukrainian 398 0.2
 Different county 47,329 28.5   United States or American 14,113 7.8
  Same state 20,663 12.5   Welsh 912 0.5
  Different state 26,666 16.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,180 0.7
Elsewhere in 1995 5,124 3.1   Other ancestries 84,175 46.7
 
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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