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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Preston 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 29,334 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,362 100.0   Native 29,167 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 303 4.8       Born in United States 29,066 99.1
Kindergarten 329 5.2           State of residence 22,294 76.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,215 50.5           Different state 6,772 23.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,824 28.7       Born outside United States 101 0.3
College or graduate school 691 10.9   Foreign born 167 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 31 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 84 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 20,050 100.0       Not a citizen 83 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,340 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,883 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,432 47.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 167 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,653 13.2   Europe 102 61.1
Associate degree 586 2.9   Asia 42 25.1
Bachelor's degree 1,238 6.2   Africa 10 6.0
Graduate or professional degree 918 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 1.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.0 (X)   Northern America 11 6.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 27,731 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,854 100.0   English only 27,249 98.3
Never married 4,965 20.8   Language other than English 482 1.7
Now married, except separated 14,519 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 173 0.6
Separated 303 1.3   Spanish 202 0.7
Widowed 1,988 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.3
 Female 1,600 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 262 0.9
Divorced 2,079 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.3
 Female 986 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,334 100.0
           under 18 years 378 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,836 77.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 182 48.1   Arab 17 0.1
        Czech¹ 22 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,377 100.0   Dutch 878 3.0
Civilian veterans 3,176 14.2   English 2,354 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 551 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 68 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,909 20.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,324 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 458 7.2   Hungarian 142 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,965 100.0   Irish¹ 2,966 10.1
With a disability 3,853 22.7   Italian 1,057 3.6
 Percent employed 42.1 (X)   Lithuanian 19 0.1
No disability 13,112 77.3   Norwegian 46 0.2
 Percent employed 71.4 (X)   Polish 443 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,159 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 2,079 50.0   Russian 52 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 481 1.6
        Scottish 263 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 27,731 100.0   Subsaharan African 35 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,377 69.9   Swedish 72 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,299 29.9   Swiss 25 0.1
 Same county 5,199 18.7   Ukrainian 24 0.1
 Different county 3,100 11.2   United States or American 5,019 17.1
  Same state 1,424 5.1   Welsh 239 0.8
  Different state 1,676 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 55 0.2   Other ancestries 2,082 7.1
 
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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