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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Halifax 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 57,370 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,896 100.0   Native 56,726 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,081 7.3       Born in United States 56,538 98.5
Kindergarten 824 5.5           State of residence 47,625 83.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,459 50.1           Different state 8,913 15.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,573 24.0       Born outside United States 188 0.3
College or graduate school 1,959 13.2   Foreign born 644 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 350 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 198 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 37,719 100.0       Not a citizen 446 0.8
Less than 9th grade 5,265 14.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,795 20.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,490 33.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 644 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,983 15.9   Europe 93 14.4
Associate degree 2,001 5.3   Asia 211 32.8
Bachelor's degree 3,022 8.0   Africa 112 17.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,163 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 169 26.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.4 (X)   Northern America 59 9.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 53,830 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,952 100.0   English only 52,345 97.2
Never married 13,036 29.0   Language other than English 1,485 2.8
Now married, except separated 21,388 47.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 619 1.1
Separated 2,174 4.8   Spanish 853 1.6
Widowed 4,509 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 367 0.7
 Female 3,715 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 302 0.6
Divorced 3,845 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 71 0.1
 Female 2,170 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 242 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 155 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 57,370 100.0
           under 18 years 2,008 100.0     Total ancestries reported 44,095 76.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,032 51.4   Arab 36 0.1
        Czech¹ 13 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,329 100.0   Dutch 160 0.3
Civilian veterans 4,655 11.0   English 3,980 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 427 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,534 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,508 100.0   Greek 19 0.0
With a disability 1,553 11.5   Hungarian 26 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,564 100.0   Irish¹ 1,874 3.3
With a disability 9,547 31.2   Italian 346 0.6
 Percent employed 44.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 21,017 68.8   Norwegian 73 0.1
 Percent employed 69.2 (X)   Polish 174 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 8,204 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 4,684 57.1   Russian 30 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 682 1.2
        Scottish 398 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 53,830 100.0   Subsaharan African 687 1.2
Same house in 1995 35,265 65.5   Swedish 61 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,110 33.6   Swiss 47 0.1
 Same county 11,835 22.0   Ukrainian 19 0.0
 Different county 6,275 11.7   United States or American 5,710 10.0
  Same state 3,283 6.1   Welsh 105 0.2
  Different state 2,992 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 49 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 455 0.8   Other ancestries 27,595 48.1
 
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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