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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chatham 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 232,048 100.0
      enrolled in school 64,990 100.0   Native 222,839 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 5,002 7.7       Born in United States 219,870 94.8
Kindergarten 3,570 5.5           State of residence 144,471 62.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 27,602 42.5           Different state 75,399 32.5
High school (grades 9-12) 13,203 20.3       Born outside United States 2,969 1.3
College or graduate school 15,613 24.0   Foreign born 9,209 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,658 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,851 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 147,849 100.0       Not a citizen 5,358 2.3
Less than 9th grade 8,327 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,952 14.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 39,766 26.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,209 100.0
Some college, no degree 34,406 23.3   Europe 2,004 21.8
Associate degree 7,414 5.0   Asia 3,232 35.1
Bachelor's degree 24,586 16.6   Africa 609 6.6
Graduate or professional degree 12,398 8.4   Oceania 89 1.0
        Latin America 2,789 30.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.2 (X)   Northern America 486 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 216,600 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 183,143 100.0   English only 202,148 93.3
Never married 54,284 29.6   Language other than English 14,452 6.7
Now married, except separated 89,769 49.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,673 2.6
Separated 4,741 2.6   Spanish 6,533 3.0
Widowed 13,606 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,611 1.2
 Female 11,251 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 4,207 1.9
Divorced 20,743 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,158 0.5
 Female 12,178 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,923 1.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,767 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 232,048 100.0
           under 18 years 6,238 100.0     Total ancestries reported 208,606 89.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,139 50.3   Arab 573 0.2
        Czech¹ 492 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 327 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 169,654 100.0   Dutch 2,111 0.9
Civilian veterans 27,167 16.0   English 19,051 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,341 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 934 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,504 8.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 52,636 100.0   Greek 843 0.4
With a disability 4,862 9.2   Hungarian 505 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 126,885 100.0   Irish¹ 19,104 8.2
With a disability 27,889 22.0   Italian 4,845 2.1
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Lithuanian 232 0.1
No disability 98,996 78.0   Norwegian 1,033 0.4
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 2,435 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 29,282 100.0   Portuguese 192 0.1
With a disability 13,272 45.3   Russian 971 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 4,441 1.9
        Scottish 5,447 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 195 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 216,600 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,127 1.3
Same house in 1995 109,332 50.5   Swedish 1,030 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 101,618 46.9   Swiss 372 0.2
 Same county 58,763 27.1   Ukrainian 172 0.1
 Different county 42,855 19.8   United States or American 19,241 8.3
  Same state 13,011 6.0   Welsh 790 0.3
  Different state 29,844 13.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 916 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 5,650 2.6   Other ancestries 96,382 41.5
 
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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