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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rowan 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 22,094 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,071 100.0   Native 21,776 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 222 2.8       Born in United States 21,735 98.4
Kindergarten 250 3.1           State of residence 16,253 73.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,079 25.8           Different state 5,482 24.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,017 12.6       Born outside United States 41 0.2
College or graduate school 4,503 55.8   Foreign born 318 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 235 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 73 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 12,455 100.0       Not a citizen 245 1.1
Less than 9th grade 2,098 16.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,527 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,617 29.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 318 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,945 15.6   Europe 99 31.1
Associate degree 540 4.3   Asia 111 34.9
Bachelor's degree 1,314 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,414 11.4   Oceania 13 4.1
        Latin America 74 23.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.9 (X)   Northern America 21 6.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,919 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,390 100.0   English only 20,151 96.3
Never married 6,138 33.4   Language other than English 768 3.7
Now married, except separated 9,128 49.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 306 1.5
Separated 271 1.5   Spanish 357 1.7
Widowed 1,060 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 182 0.9
 Female 843 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 270 1.3
Divorced 1,793 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 0.3
 Female 967 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 111 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,094 100.0
           under 18 years 179 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,865 76.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 115 64.2   Arab 21 0.1
        Czech¹ 11 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 36 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,584 100.0   Dutch 168 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,706 9.7   English 2,093 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 416 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,374 10.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,808 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 334 5.8   Hungarian 84 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,521 100.0   Irish¹ 1,931 8.7
With a disability 3,022 24.1   Italian 302 1.4
 Percent employed 41.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,499 75.9   Norwegian 75 0.3
 Percent employed 71.7 (X)   Polish 60 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,272 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,165 51.3   Russian 34 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 393 1.8
        Scottish 509 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,919 100.0   Subsaharan African 26 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,512 50.3   Swedish 108 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,065 48.1   Swiss 31 0.1
 Same county 4,363 20.9   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 5,702 27.3   United States or American 4,684 21.2
  Same state 4,027 19.3   Welsh 77 0.3
  Different state 1,675 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 342 1.6   Other ancestries 3,366 15.2
 
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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