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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Roane 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 15,446 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,248 100.0   Native 15,349 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 150 4.6       Born in United States 15,310 99.1
Kindergarten 190 5.8           State of residence 12,370 80.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,649 50.8           Different state 2,940 19.0
High school (grades 9-12) 981 30.2       Born outside United States 39 0.3
College or graduate school 278 8.6   Foreign born 97 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 53 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 44 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 10,442 100.0       Not a citizen 53 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,550 14.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,915 18.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,351 41.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 97 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,387 13.3   Europe 29 29.9
Associate degree 295 2.8   Asia 43 44.3
Bachelor's degree 508 4.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 436 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 25 25.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,551 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,584 100.0   English only 14,292 98.2
Never married 2,503 19.9   Language other than English 259 1.8
Now married, except separated 7,659 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.6
Separated 170 1.4   Spanish 87 0.6
Widowed 1,076 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.3
 Female 847 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 117 0.8
Divorced 1,176 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.3
 Female 614 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 39 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,446 100.0
           under 18 years 165 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,179 78.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 92 55.8   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 4 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,838 100.0   Dutch 257 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,702 14.4   English 1,175 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 127 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 19 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,744 11.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,273 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 372 11.4   Hungarian 10 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,968 100.0   Irish¹ 1,594 10.3
With a disability 2,294 25.6   Italian 125 0.8
 Percent employed 26.5 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.2
No disability 6,674 74.4   Norwegian 43 0.3
 Percent employed 66.0 (X)   Polish 110 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,205 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.1
With a disability 1,183 53.7   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 262 1.7
        Scottish 145 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,551 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,078 62.4   Swedish 27 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,426 37.3   Swiss 11 0.1
 Same county 2,962 20.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,464 16.9   United States or American 4,708 30.5
  Same state 1,434 9.9   Welsh 68 0.4
  Different state 1,030 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 47 0.3   Other ancestries 1,672 10.8
 
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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