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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buncombe 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 206,330 100.0
      enrolled in school 47,002 100.0   Native 198,366 96.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,897 6.2       Born in United States 196,694 95.3
Kindergarten 2,540 5.4           State of residence 124,942 60.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 21,135 45.0           Different state 71,752 34.8
High school (grades 9-12) 9,653 20.5       Born outside United States 1,672 0.8
College or graduate school 10,777 22.9   Foreign born 7,964 3.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,384 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,672 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 143,649 100.0       Not a citizen 5,292 2.6
Less than 9th grade 8,727 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17,267 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 40,630 28.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,964 100.0
Some college, no degree 30,522 21.2   Europe 2,698 33.9
Associate degree 10,216 7.1   Asia 1,397 17.5
Bachelor's degree 23,450 16.3   Africa 181 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 12,837 8.9   Oceania 31 0.4
        Latin America 3,327 41.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.9 (X)   Northern America 330 4.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 194,791 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 168,979 100.0   English only 183,265 94.1
Never married 38,867 23.0   Language other than English 11,526 5.9
Now married, except separated 94,734 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,122 2.6
Separated 4,347 2.6   Spanish 6,441 3.3
Widowed 13,253 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,363 1.7
 Female 11,019 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 3,493 1.8
Divorced 17,778 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,233 0.6
 Female 10,370 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,253 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 424 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 206,330 100.0
           under 18 years 3,340 100.0     Total ancestries reported 185,877 90.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,665 49.9   Arab 200 0.1
        Czech¹ 383 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 382 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 161,148 100.0   Dutch 4,300 2.1
Civilian veterans 24,124 15.0   English 27,037 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,319 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 920 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 22,973 11.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 40,623 100.0   Greek 696 0.3
With a disability 3,224 7.9   Hungarian 547 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 120,651 100.0   Irish¹ 22,568 10.9
With a disability 24,145 20.0   Italian 4,770 2.3
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 301 0.1
No disability 96,506 80.0   Norwegian 1,224 0.6
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 2,572 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 30,141 100.0   Portuguese 226 0.1
With a disability 12,514 41.5   Russian 1,055 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 11,699 5.7
        Scottish 7,699 3.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 204 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 194,791 100.0   Subsaharan African 761 0.4
Same house in 1995 103,312 53.0   Swedish 1,531 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 88,205 45.3   Swiss 609 0.3
 Same county 48,358 24.8   Ukrainian 746 0.4
 Different county 39,847 20.5   United States or American 29,505 14.3
  Same state 15,011 7.7   Welsh 1,732 0.8
  Different state 24,836 12.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 250 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,274 1.7   Other ancestries 36,668 17.8
 
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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