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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Burke 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 22,243 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,592 100.0   Native 22,056 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 450 6.8       Born in United States 21,869 98.3
Kindergarten 398 6.0           State of residence 18,587 83.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,461 52.5           Different state 3,282 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,670 25.3       Born outside United States 187 0.8
College or graduate school 613 9.3   Foreign born 187 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 62 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 123 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 13,338 100.0       Not a citizen 64 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,773 13.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,915 21.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,935 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 187 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,938 14.5   Europe 70 37.4
Associate degree 506 3.8   Asia 14 7.5
Bachelor's degree 870 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 401 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 103 55.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,452 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,497 100.0   English only 19,739 96.5
Never married 4,972 30.1   Language other than English 713 3.5
Now married, except separated 7,638 46.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 276 1.3
Separated 663 4.0   Spanish 458 2.2
Widowed 1,385 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 155 0.8
 Female 1,154 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 239 1.2
Divorced 1,839 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.5
 Female 1,020 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,243 100.0
           under 18 years 788 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,693 84.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 481 61.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 54 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,238 100.0   Dutch 268 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,957 12.8   English 1,106 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 285 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 701 3.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,091 100.0   Greek 21 0.1
With a disability 815 13.4   Hungarian 15 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,806 100.0   Irish¹ 905 4.1
With a disability 3,713 31.5   Italian 107 0.5
 Percent employed 47.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,093 68.5   Norwegian 15 0.1
 Percent employed 71.8 (X)   Polish 63 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,448 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,457 59.5   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 320 1.4
        Scottish 180 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,452 100.0   Subsaharan African 226 1.0
Same house in 1995 12,964 63.4   Swedish 20 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,225 35.3   Swiss 63 0.3
 Same county 4,285 21.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,940 14.4   United States or American 2,741 12.3
  Same state 2,027 9.9   Welsh 33 0.1
  Different state 913 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 27 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 263 1.3   Other ancestries 11,491 51.7
 
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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