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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alexander 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 33,603 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,232 100.0   Native 32,790 97.6
Nursery school, preschool 428 5.9       Born in United States 32,720 97.4
Kindergarten 489 6.8           State of residence 25,989 77.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,638 50.3           Different state 6,731 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,698 23.5       Born outside United States 70 0.2
College or graduate school 979 13.5   Foreign born 813 2.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 508 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 245 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 22,729 100.0       Not a citizen 568 1.7
Less than 9th grade 2,784 12.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,339 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,075 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 813 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,018 17.7   Europe 72 8.9
Associate degree 1,400 6.2   Asia 207 25.5
Bachelor's degree 1,511 6.6   Africa 10 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 602 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 476 58.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.7 (X)   Northern America 48 5.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,319 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,795 100.0   English only 30,057 96.0
Never married 5,221 19.5   Language other than English 1,262 4.0
Now married, except separated 16,688 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 600 1.9
Separated 727 2.7   Spanish 837 2.7
Widowed 1,598 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 441 1.4
 Female 1,356 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 111 0.4
Divorced 2,561 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
 Female 1,404 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 277 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 136 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,603 100.0
           under 18 years 669 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,336 69.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 355 53.1   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 13 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,418 100.0   Dutch 575 1.7
Civilian veterans 3,064 12.1   English 2,571 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 345 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 46 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,816 11.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,982 100.0   Greek 29 0.1
With a disability 431 6.2   Hungarian 14 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,294 100.0   Irish¹ 2,216 6.6
With a disability 4,519 22.3   Italian 260 0.8
 Percent employed 63.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 15,775 77.7   Norwegian 75 0.2
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 144 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,841 100.0   Portuguese 27 0.1
With a disability 1,765 46.0   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 801 2.4
        Scottish 373 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,319 100.0   Subsaharan African 47 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,888 63.5   Swedish 109 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,158 35.6   Swiss 52 0.2
 Same county 5,730 18.3   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 5,428 17.3   United States or American 7,109 21.2
  Same state 3,498 11.2   Welsh 66 0.2
  Different state 1,930 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 273 0.9   Other ancestries 4,577 13.6
 
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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