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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Edgecombe 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 55,606 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,634 100.0   Native 54,455 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 968 6.6       Born in United States 54,195 97.5
Kindergarten 910 6.2           State of residence 47,224 84.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,239 49.5           Different state 6,971 12.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,695 25.2       Born outside United States 260 0.5
College or graduate school 1,822 12.5   Foreign born 1,151 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 732 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 269 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 35,748 100.0       Not a citizen 882 1.6
Less than 9th grade 4,500 12.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,780 21.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,207 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,151 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,496 15.4   Europe 109 9.5
Associate degree 1,728 4.8   Asia 107 9.3
Bachelor's degree 2,193 6.1   Africa 11 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 844 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 896 77.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.6 (X)   Northern America 28 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 51,964 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 43,101 100.0   English only 49,580 95.4
Never married 12,445 28.9   Language other than English 2,384 4.6
Now married, except separated 20,683 48.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,117 2.1
Separated 2,081 4.8   Spanish 1,839 3.5
Widowed 3,859 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 945 1.8
 Female 3,218 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 425 0.8
Divorced 4,033 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 0.2
 Female 2,451 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 99 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 55,606 100.0
           under 18 years 2,482 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,938 77.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,175 47.3   Arab 30 0.1
        Czech¹ 17 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,519 100.0   Dutch 8 0.0
Civilian veterans 4,310 10.6   English 3,041 5.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 323 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 44 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,050 1.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,550 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 1,347 9.9   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,718 100.0   Irish¹ 1,354 2.4
With a disability 8,639 28.1   Italian 474 0.9
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 22,079 71.9   Norwegian 65 0.1
 Percent employed 73.3 (X)   Polish 201 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 6,773 100.0   Portuguese 33 0.1
With a disability 3,531 52.1   Russian 28 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 361 0.6
        Scottish 277 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 51,964 100.0   Subsaharan African 266 0.5
Same house in 1995 30,133 58.0   Swedish 22 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,149 40.7   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 13,066 25.1   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 8,083 15.6   United States or American 6,887 12.4
  Same state 5,571 10.7   Welsh 33 0.1
  Different state 2,512 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 78 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 682 1.3   Other ancestries 28,316 50.9
 
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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