Social Statistics

Charleston, Virginia,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,560100.0
Nursery school, preschool7496.5
Kindergarten5845.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)5,00643.3
High school (grades 9-12)2,39620.7
College or graduate school2,82524.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over37,821100.0
Less than 9th grade2,0315.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,09210.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)10,36127.4
Some college, no degree7,29919.3
Associate degree1,7154.5
Bachelor's degree6,65117.6
Graduate or professional degree5,67215.0
Percent high school graduate or higher83.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher32.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over44,209100.0
Never married12,35828.0
Now married, except separated20,43846.2
Separated8822.0
Widowed4,47410.1
Female
3,7598.5
Divorced6,05713.7
Female
3,4337.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years804100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren41751.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over42,367100.0
Civilian veterans5,59213.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years9,727100.0
With a disability9379.6
Population 21 to 64 years30,565100.0
With a disability5,95219.5
Percent employed
48.4(X)
No disability24,61380.5
Percent employed
77.8(X)
Population 65 years and over9,130100.0
With a disability4,06544.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over50,297100.0
Same house in 199528,16456.0
Different house in the U.S. in 199521,68943.1
Same county
14,37628.6
Different county
7,31314.5
Same state
3,0996.2
Different state
4,2148.4
Elsewhere in 19954440.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population53,196100.0
Native51,49096.8
Born in United States
51,37196.6
State of residence
39,79674.8
Different state
11,57521.8
Born outside United States
1190.2
Foreign born1,7063.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
5331.0
Naturalized citizen
1,0572.0
Not a citizen
6491.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,706100.0
Europe30117.6
Asia1,09063.9
Africa1106.4
Oceania60.4
Latin America1539.0
Northern America462.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over50,297100.0
English only47,60994.7
Language other than English2,6885.3
Speak English less than 'very well
8031.6
Spanish
7181.4
Speak English less than "very well"
2310.5
Other Indo-European languages
1,0052.0
Speak English less than "very well"
2940.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6501.3
Speak English less than "very well"
2040.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population53,196100.0

Total ancestries reported

47,53589.4
Arab1,1042.1
Czech11500.3
Danish990.2
Dutch6261.2
English6,20811.7
French (except Basque)19581.8
French Canadian11260.2
German6,60312.4
Greek1000.2
Hungarian1850.3
Irish15,68410.7
Italian2,0943.9
Lithuanian1150.2
Norwegian1840.3
Polish5701.1
Portuguese150.0
Russian1330.3
Scotch-Irish1,5813.0
Scottish1,1192.1
Slovak740.1
Subsaharan African5781.1
Swedish1590.3
Swiss1460.3
Ukrainian870.2
United States or American6,10511.5
Welsh6121.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)630.1
Other ancestries12,05722.7
(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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