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Social Statistics

Tennessee

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,415,105100.0
Nursery school, preschool90,0166.4
Kindergarten78,2785.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)650,03745.9
High school (grades 9-12)309,22421.9
College or graduate school287,55020.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over3,744,928100.0
Less than 9th grade359,7899.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma541,89514.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,182,69931.6
Some college, no degree750,14920.0
Associate degree177,7084.7
Bachelor's degree478,46312.8
Graduate or professional degree254,2256.8
Percent high school graduate or higher75.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher19.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over4,522,630100.0
Never married1,062,21523.5
Now married, except separated2,539,97556.2
Separated91,8392.0
Widowed317,4127.0
Female
263,8445.8
Divorced511,18911.3
Female
286,2706.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years119,968100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren61,25251.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over4,274,395100.0
Civilian veterans560,14113.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,256,186100.0
With a disability110,4578.8
Population 21 to 64 years3,290,729100.0
With a disability719,57321.9
Percent employed
53.2(X)
No disability2,571,15678.1
Percent employed
77.7(X)
Population 65 years and over668,071100.0
With a disability319,66347.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over5,315,920100.0
Same house in 19952,865,54753.9
Different house in the U.S. in 19952,372,40144.6
Same county
1,340,66725.2
Different county
1,031,73419.4
Same state
463,7688.7
Different state
567,96610.7
Elsewhere in 199577,9721.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population5,689,283100.0
Native5,530,27997.2
Born in United States
5,493,22696.6
State of residence
3,679,05664.7
Different state
1,814,17031.9
Born outside United States
37,0530.7
Foreign born159,0042.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
91,8041.6
Naturalized citizen
53,1850.9
Not a citizen
105,8191.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)159,004100.0
Europe28,11717.7
Asia50,58431.8
Africa8,6965.5
Oceania9290.6
Latin America63,48439.9
Northern America7,1944.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over5,315,920100.0
English only5,059,40495.2
Language other than English256,5164.8
Speak English less than 'very well
108,2652.0
Spanish
133,9312.5
Speak English less than "very well"
64,3781.2
Other Indo-European languages
68,8791.3
Speak English less than "very well"
19,0440.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
39,7010.7
Speak English less than "very well"
20,0710.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population5,689,283100.0

Total ancestries reported

4,688,87582.4
Arab13,1580.2
Czech18,4630.1
Danish7,2930.1
Dutch75,6841.3
English516,8939.1
French (except Basque)193,8021.6
French Canadian116,1800.3
German474,6968.3
Greek8,1840.1
Hungarian8,3230.1
Irish1527,9779.3
Italian94,4021.7
Lithuanian3,0100.1
Norwegian21,6540.4
Polish45,5480.8
Portuguese3,1440.1
Russian12,0420.2
Scotch-Irish150,5012.6
Scottish103,3251.8
Slovak2,8440.0
Subsaharan African34,5690.6
Swedish25,9610.5
Swiss8,1080.1
Ukrainian3,7860.1
United States or American998,29317.5
Welsh25,0710.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,2200.1
Other ancestries1,400,74424.6
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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