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Social Statistics for Amherst County, Virginia

Amherst county virginia dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school7,838100.0
Nursery school, preschool4726.0
Kindergarten2793.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,51344.8
High school (grades 9-12)1,81723.2
College or graduate school1,75722.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over21,293100.0
Less than 9th grade3,27515.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,99014.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)7,10833.4
Some college, no degree4,07319.1
Associate degree1,0655.0
Bachelor's degree1,8768.8
Graduate or professional degree9064.3
Percent high school graduate or higher70.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher13.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over25,771100.0
Never married6,38924.8
Now married, except separated14,63356.8
Separated6662.6
Widowed1,9327.5
Female
1,5636.1
Divorced2,1518.3
Female
1,1834.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years616100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren32452.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over24,394100.0
Civilian veterans3,30913.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years7,307100.0
With a disability7019.6
Population 21 to 64 years17,715100.0
With a disability3,95522.3
Percent employed
53.0(X)
No disability13,76077.7
Percent employed
78.8(X)
Population 65 years and over4,256100.0
With a disability1,87844.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over30,113100.0
Same house in 199519,17863.7
Different house in the U.S. in 199510,71735.6
Same county
5,47218.2
Different county
5,24517.4
Same state
3,52911.7
Different state
1,7165.7
Elsewhere in 19952180.7
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population31,894100.0
Native31,50698.8
Born in United States
31,33898.3
State of residence
25,47979.9
Different state
5,85918.4
Born outside United States
1680.5
Foreign born3881.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2570.8
Naturalized citizen
1080.3
Not a citizen
2800.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)388100.0
Europe11730.2
Asia7318.8
Africa61.5
Oceania00.0
Latin America17946.1
Northern America133.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over30,113100.0
English only29,22497.0
Language other than English8893.0
Speak English less than 'very well
2830.9
Spanish
5081.7
Speak English less than "very well"
2140.7
Other Indo-European languages
2580.9
Speak English less than "very well"
340.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1070.4
Speak English less than "very well"
290.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population31,894100.0

Total ancestries reported

25,71080.6
Arab400.1
Czech1840.3
Danish190.1
Dutch1870.6
English3,0209.5
French (except Basque)14631.5
French Canadian11030.3
German1,9386.1
Greek590.2
Hungarian190.1
Irish11,9066.0
Italian3281.0
Lithuanian460.1
Norwegian640.2
Polish2430.8
Portuguese40.0
Russian920.3
Scotch-Irish5741.8
Scottish8082.5
Slovak200.1
Subsaharan African920.3
Swedish1850.6
Swiss610.2
Ukrainian450.1
United States or American7,71724.2
Welsh1150.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)00.0
Other ancestries7,47823.4
(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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