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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Braxton 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 14,702 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,065 100.0   Native 14,678 99.8
Nursery school, preschool 213 6.9       Born in United States 14,658 99.7
Kindergarten 216 7.0           State of residence 12,265 83.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,596 52.1           Different state 2,393 16.3
High school (grades 9-12) 720 23.5       Born outside United States 20 0.1
College or graduate school 320 10.4   Foreign born 24 0.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 10,273 100.0       Not a citizen 4 0.0
Less than 9th grade 1,578 15.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,777 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,351 42.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 24 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,332 13.0   Europe 19 79.2
Associate degree 289 2.8   Asia 5 20.8
Bachelor's degree 613 6.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 333 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,961 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,940 100.0   English only 13,770 98.6
Never married 2,314 19.4   Language other than English 191 1.4
Now married, except separated 7,146 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
Separated 168 1.4   Spanish 94 0.7
Widowed 984 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 839 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 74 0.5
Divorced 1,328 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 586 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,702 100.0
           under 18 years 213 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,835 66.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 149 70.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,354 100.0   Dutch 398 2.7
Civilian veterans 1,680 14.8   English 1,103 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 146 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,644 11.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,977 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 371 12.5   Hungarian 25 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,212 100.0   Irish¹ 1,335 9.1
With a disability 2,388 29.1   Italian 243 1.7
 Percent employed 41.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,824 70.9   Norwegian 50 0.3
 Percent employed 63.6 (X)   Polish 51 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,226 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 1,179 53.0   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 210 1.4
        Scottish 151 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,961 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,286 66.5   Swedish 33 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,662 33.4   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 2,762 19.8   Ukrainian 10 0.1
 Different county 1,900 13.6   United States or American 3,444 23.4
  Same state 1,069 7.7   Welsh 22 0.1
  Different state 831 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.1   Other ancestries 921 6.3
 
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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