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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Virginia Beach 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 425,257 100.0
      enrolled in school 121,415 100.0   Native 396,981 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 8,177 6.7       Born in United States 385,881 90.7
Kindergarten 6,627 5.5           State of residence 160,369 37.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 54,894 45.2           Different state 225,512 53.0
High school (grades 9-12) 25,442 21.0       Born outside United States 11,100 2.6
College or graduate school 26,275 21.6   Foreign born 28,276 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,986 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 16,696 3.9
  Population 25 years and over 266,627 100.0       Not a citizen 11,580 2.7
Less than 9th grade 6,517 2.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,948 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 69,154 25.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 28,276 100.0
Some college, no degree 76,979 28.9   Europe 6,333 22.4
Associate degree 20,080 7.5   Asia 15,176 53.7
Bachelor's degree 51,162 19.2   Africa 840 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 23,787 8.9   Oceania 173 0.6
        Latin America 4,713 16.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.4 (X)   Northern America 1,041 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 394,892 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 327,228 100.0   English only 354,311 89.7
Never married 83,592 25.5   Language other than English 40,581 10.3
Now married, except separated 186,778 57.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,993 3.3
Separated 10,445 3.2   Spanish 15,105 3.8
Widowed 15,337 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,460 1.1
 Female 12,682 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 9,987 2.5
Divorced 31,076 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,718 0.7
 Female 18,698 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14,174 3.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,524 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 425,257 100.0
           under 18 years 8,581 100.0     Total ancestries reported 449,031 105.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,603 42.0   Arab 1,876 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,967 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,106 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 277,576 100.0   Dutch 5,860 1.4
Civilian veterans 60,260 21.7   English 50,343 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 12,402 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,184 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 58,303 13.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 100,102 100.0   Greek 2,463 0.6
With a disability 8,573 8.6   Hungarian 2,316 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 226,730 100.0   Irish¹ 52,836 12.4
With a disability 34,801 15.3   Italian 23,949 5.6
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 917 0.2
No disability 191,929 84.7   Norwegian 4,192 1.0
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 10,781 2.5
     Population 65 years and over 34,145 100.0   Portuguese 1,296 0.3
With a disability 13,565 39.7   Russian 3,132 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 9,362 2.2
        Scottish 11,175 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 989 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 394,892 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,713 0.6
Same house in 1995 180,835 45.8   Swedish 3,987 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 202,418 51.3   Swiss 667 0.2
 Same county 96,092 24.3   Ukrainian 1,262 0.3
 Different county 106,326 26.9   United States or American 31,137 7.3
  Same state 34,010 8.6   Welsh 3,144 0.7
  Different state 72,316 18.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,445 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 11,639 2.9   Other ancestries 144,227 33.9
 
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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