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Social Statistics

Bedford, Bedford virginia dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics,







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,345100.0
Nursery school, preschool916.8
Kindergarten1037.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)65048.3
High school (grades 9-12)26920.0
College or graduate school23217.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over4,494100.0
Less than 9th grade4479.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma86019.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,45632.4
Some college, no degree84718.8
Associate degree2004.5
Bachelor's degree47810.6
Graduate or professional degree2064.6
Percent high school graduate or higher70.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher15.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over5,114100.0
Never married1,09021.3
Now married, except separated2,75353.8
Separated1342.6
Widowed53010.4
Female
4468.7
Divorced60711.9
Female
4017.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years144100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4732.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over4,917100.0
Civilian veterans68413.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,121100.0
With a disability736.5
Population 21 to 64 years3,139100.0
With a disability98531.4
Percent employed
58.1(X)
No disability2,15468.6
Percent employed
74.7(X)
Population 65 years and over1,268100.0
With a disability64550.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over5,944100.0
Same house in 19953,41557.5
Different house in the U.S. in 19952,51342.3
Same county
81613.7
Different county
1,69728.5
Same state
1,26721.3
Different state
4307.2
Elsewhere in 1995160.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population6,299100.0
Native6,20198.4
Born in United States
6,18598.2
State of residence
4,62973.5
Different state
1,55624.7
Born outside United States
160.3
Foreign born981.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
230.4
Naturalized citizen
861.4
Not a citizen
120.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)98100.0
Europe3737.8
Asia2020.4
Africa1818.4
Oceania1313.3
Latin America1010.2
Northern America00.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over5,944100.0
English only5,74396.6
Language other than English2013.4
Speak English less than 'very well
430.7
Spanish
510.9
Speak English less than "very well"
100.2
Other Indo-European languages
1151.9
Speak English less than "very well"
220.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
200.3
Speak English less than "very well"
110.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population6,299100.0

Total ancestries reported

5,14881.7
Arab90.1
Czech170.1
Danish110.2
Dutch621.0
English76712.2
French (except Basque)11171.9
French Canadian1130.2
German5007.9
Greek490.8
Hungarian150.2
Irish14296.8
Italian1131.8
Lithuanian80.1
Norwegian230.4
Polish230.4
Portuguese150.2
Russian120.2
Scotch-Irish1552.5
Scottish1171.9
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African430.7
Swedish70.1
Swiss00.0
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American78212.4
Welsh210.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)00.0
Other ancestries1,85029.4
(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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