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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alamance 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 130,800 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,488 100.0   Native 122,519 93.7
Nursery school, preschool 1,829 5.6       Born in United States 121,806 93.1
Kindergarten 1,607 4.9           State of residence 91,474 69.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,974 46.1           Different state 30,332 23.2
High school (grades 9-12) 6,533 20.1       Born outside United States 713 0.5
College or graduate school 7,545 23.2   Foreign born 8,281 6.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,850 4.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,530 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 86,635 100.0       Not a citizen 6,751 5.2
Less than 9th grade 7,766 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,550 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27,020 31.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,281 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,222 18.7   Europe 768 9.3
Associate degree 6,448 7.4   Asia 1,007 12.2
Bachelor's degree 11,993 13.8   Africa 121 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 4,636 5.4   Oceania 13 0.2
        Latin America 6,232 75.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.5 (X)   Northern America 140 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 122,378 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 104,414 100.0   English only 110,937 90.7
Never married 25,149 24.1   Language other than English 11,441 9.3
Now married, except separated 58,159 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,061 5.8
Separated 3,217 3.1   Spanish 8,894 7.3
Widowed 7,788 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,143 5.0
 Female 6,549 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,538 1.3
Divorced 10,101 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 502 0.4
 Female 5,780 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 824 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 345 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 130,800 100.0
           under 18 years 2,554 100.0     Total ancestries reported 110,291 84.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,220 47.8   Arab 169 0.1
        Czech¹ 177 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 111 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 99,631 100.0   Dutch 1,625 1.2
Civilian veterans 12,475 12.5   English 12,204 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,858 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 301 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,798 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,800 100.0   Greek 389 0.3
With a disability 2,467 8.6   Hungarian 96 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 74,968 100.0   Irish¹ 9,208 7.0
With a disability 16,185 21.6   Italian 2,329 1.8
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 69 0.1
No disability 58,783 78.4   Norwegian 432 0.3
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 979 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 17,417 100.0   Portuguese 166 0.1
With a disability 8,253 47.4   Russian 196 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,953 3.0
        Scottish 2,578 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 122,378 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,003 0.8
Same house in 1995 66,671 54.5   Swedish 388 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 52,340 42.8   Swiss 76 0.1
 Same county 29,958 24.5   Ukrainian 64 0.0
 Different county 22,382 18.3   United States or American 22,314 17.1
  Same state 10,861 8.9   Welsh 531 0.4
  Different state 11,521 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 84 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,367 2.8   Other ancestries 37,156 28.4
 
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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