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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Caldwell 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 77,415 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,808 100.0   Native 75,906 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 987 5.9       Born in United States 75,585 97.6
Kindergarten 1,116 6.6           State of residence 62,502 80.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,243 49.0           Different state 13,083 16.9
High school (grades 9-12) 4,059 24.1       Born outside United States 321 0.4
College or graduate school 2,403 14.3   Foreign born 1,509 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 918 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 351 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 53,539 100.0       Not a citizen 1,158 1.5
Less than 9th grade 6,724 12.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,361 21.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,195 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,509 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,877 18.4   Europe 218 14.4
Associate degree 2,820 5.3   Asia 149 9.9
Bachelor's degree 3,875 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,687 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,124 74.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.2 (X)   Northern America 18 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 72,503 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 62,169 100.0   English only 69,953 96.5
Never married 11,706 18.8   Language other than English 2,550 3.5
Now married, except separated 37,420 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,391 1.9
Separated 2,055 3.3   Spanish 1,939 2.7
Widowed 4,505 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,160 1.6
 Female 3,690 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 381 0.5
Divorced 6,483 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.2
 Female 3,507 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 188 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 77,415 100.0
           under 18 years 1,883 100.0     Total ancestries reported 60,323 77.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 978 51.9   Arab 23 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 67 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 59,301 100.0   Dutch 1,553 2.0
Civilian veterans 7,462 12.6   English 6,380 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 855 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 143 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,419 10.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,513 100.0   Greek 59 0.1
With a disability 1,497 9.6   Hungarian 70 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 46,381 100.0   Irish¹ 5,520 7.1
With a disability 11,287 24.3   Italian 1,019 1.3
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.0
No disability 35,094 75.7   Norwegian 173 0.2
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 364 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 9,727 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.0
With a disability 4,627 47.6   Russian 143 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,455 3.2
        Scottish 1,553 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 72,503 100.0   Subsaharan African 172 0.2
Same house in 1995 44,130 60.9   Swedish 169 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,679 38.2   Swiss 29 0.0
 Same county 18,011 24.8   Ukrainian 19 0.0
 Different county 9,668 13.3   United States or American 19,465 25.1
  Same state 5,899 8.1   Welsh 235 0.3
  Different state 3,769 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 57 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 694 1.0   Other ancestries 11,302 14.6
 
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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