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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chatham 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 49,329 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,643 100.0   Native 45,020 91.3
Nursery school, preschool 719 6.8       Born in United States 44,726 90.7
Kindergarten 646 6.1           State of residence 30,949 62.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,194 48.8           Different state 13,777 27.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,287 21.5       Born outside United States 294 0.6
College or graduate school 1,797 16.9   Foreign born 4,309 8.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,975 6.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 634 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 34,920 100.0       Not a citizen 3,675 7.4
Less than 9th grade 3,063 8.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,642 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,337 26.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,309 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,089 17.4   Europe 273 6.3
Associate degree 2,158 6.2   Asia 225 5.2
Bachelor's degree 5,583 16.0   Africa 54 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 4,048 11.6   Oceania 5 0.1
        Latin America 3,690 85.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.9 (X)   Northern America 62 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 46,331 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 39,978 100.0   English only 41,352 89.3
Never married 8,587 21.5   Language other than English 4,979 10.7
Now married, except separated 24,067 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,166 6.8
Separated 824 2.1   Spanish 4,307 9.3
Widowed 3,191 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,966 6.4
 Female 2,661 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 438 0.9
Divorced 3,309 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 153 0.3
 Female 1,927 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 146 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,329 100.0
           under 18 years 810 100.0     Total ancestries reported 45,281 91.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 361 44.6   Arab 120 0.2
        Czech¹ 100 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 117 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,249 100.0   Dutch 513 1.0
Civilian veterans 4,851 12.7   English 6,188 12.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 864 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 71 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,935 10.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,350 100.0   Greek 95 0.2
With a disability 648 6.9   Hungarian 149 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,113 100.0   Irish¹ 4,046 8.2
With a disability 5,033 17.3   Italian 1,136 2.3
 Percent employed 63.6 (X)   Lithuanian 85 0.2
No disability 24,080 82.7   Norwegian 201 0.4
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 647 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,267 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.0
With a disability 2,745 37.8   Russian 316 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,759 3.6
        Scottish 1,586 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 46,331 100.0   Subsaharan African 402 0.8
Same house in 1995 27,567 59.5   Swedish 295 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,996 36.7   Swiss 91 0.2
 Same county 6,431 13.9   Ukrainian 58 0.1
 Different county 10,565 22.8   United States or American 6,697 13.6
  Same state 6,389 13.8   Welsh 288 0.6
  Different state 4,176 9.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,768 3.8   Other ancestries 14,439 29.3
 
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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