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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cabarrus 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 131,063 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,182 100.0   Native 124,943 95.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,261 7.0       Born in United States 124,096 94.7
Kindergarten 1,734 5.4           State of residence 82,858 63.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,952 49.6           Different state 41,238 31.5
High school (grades 9-12) 7,207 22.4       Born outside United States 847 0.6
College or graduate school 5,028 15.6   Foreign born 6,120 4.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,222 3.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,304 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 86,732 100.0       Not a citizen 4,816 3.7
Less than 9th grade 6,579 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,312 14.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,101 30.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,120 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,978 21.9   Europe 461 7.5
Associate degree 6,188 7.1   Asia 774 12.6
Bachelor's degree 12,503 14.4   Africa 154 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 4,071 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 4,563 74.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.2 (X)   Northern America 168 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 121,743 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 102,429 100.0   English only 112,950 92.8
Never married 21,468 21.0   Language other than English 8,793 7.2
Now married, except separated 62,315 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,134 4.2
Separated 2,653 2.6   Spanish 6,776 5.6
Widowed 6,796 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,367 3.6
 Female 5,567 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,236 1.0
Divorced 9,197 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 363 0.3
 Female 5,082 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 688 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 383 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 131,063 100.0
           under 18 years 2,490 100.0     Total ancestries reported 109,847 83.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,062 42.7   Arab 130 0.1
        Czech¹ 251 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 287 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 97,030 100.0   Dutch 2,334 1.8
Civilian veterans 12,696 13.1   English 10,343 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,845 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 587 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,101 13.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,567 100.0   Greek 220 0.2
With a disability 2,284 8.0   Hungarian 230 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 77,201 100.0   Irish¹ 11,277 8.6
With a disability 14,705 19.0   Italian 3,342 2.5
 Percent employed 62.9 (X)   Lithuanian 113 0.1
No disability 62,496 81.0   Norwegian 357 0.3
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 1,413 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 14,495 100.0   Portuguese 117 0.1
With a disability 6,949 47.9   Russian 197 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 5,179 4.0
        Scottish 2,794 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 80 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 121,743 100.0   Subsaharan African 816 0.6
Same house in 1995 64,953 53.4   Swedish 550 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 54,266 44.6   Swiss 141 0.1
 Same county 22,174 18.2   Ukrainian 76 0.1
 Different county 32,092 26.4   United States or American 20,889 15.9
  Same state 16,903 13.9   Welsh 630 0.5
  Different state 15,189 12.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 232 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,524 2.1   Other ancestries 27,316 20.8
 
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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