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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbus 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 54,749 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,690 100.0   Native 53,959 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 580 4.2       Born in United States 53,812 98.3
Kindergarten 789 5.8           State of residence 42,014 76.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,609 48.3           Different state 11,798 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,428 25.0       Born outside United States 147 0.3
College or graduate school 2,284 16.7   Foreign born 790 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 468 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 237 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 35,921 100.0       Not a citizen 553 1.0
Less than 9th grade 4,044 11.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,230 20.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,093 33.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 790 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,516 18.1   Europe 88 11.1
Associate degree 2,414 6.7   Asia 120 15.2
Bachelor's degree 2,432 6.8   Africa 16 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,192 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 549 69.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.6 (X)   Northern America 17 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 51,125 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 43,205 100.0   English only 49,331 96.5
Never married 9,971 23.1   Language other than English 1,794 3.5
Now married, except separated 23,365 54.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 843 1.6
Separated 1,768 4.1   Spanish 1,369 2.7
Widowed 4,320 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 702 1.4
 Female 3,606 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 309 0.6
Divorced 3,781 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 0.1
 Female 2,032 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 104 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 54,749 100.0
           under 18 years 1,623 100.0     Total ancestries reported 40,723 74.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,055 65.0   Arab 15 0.0
        Czech¹ 21 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,584 100.0   Dutch 189 0.3
Civilian veterans 4,672 11.5   English 3,564 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 511 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,280 2.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,482 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 1,393 11.2   Hungarian 19 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,149 100.0   Irish¹ 1,623 3.0
With a disability 9,921 32.9   Italian 258 0.5
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 20,228 67.1   Norwegian 58 0.1
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Polish 92 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 7,602 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 4,278 56.3   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,145 2.1
        Scottish 593 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 51,125 100.0   Subsaharan African 467 0.9
Same house in 1995 35,566 69.6   Swedish 25 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,285 29.9   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 9,885 19.3   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 5,400 10.6   United States or American 11,048 20.2
  Same state 2,807 5.5   Welsh 58 0.1
  Different state 2,593 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 66 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 274 0.5   Other ancestries 19,586 35.8
 
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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