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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Iredell 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 122,660 100.0
      enrolled in school 28,540 100.0   Native 118,188 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,823 6.4       Born in United States 117,408 95.7
Kindergarten 1,726 6.0           State of residence 79,411 64.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,598 51.1           Different state 37,997 31.0
High school (grades 9-12) 6,343 22.2       Born outside United States 780 0.6
College or graduate school 4,050 14.2   Foreign born 4,472 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,768 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,031 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 82,036 100.0       Not a citizen 3,441 2.8
Less than 9th grade 6,359 7.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,389 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,309 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,472 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,295 21.1   Europe 528 11.8
Associate degree 6,388 7.8   Asia 766 17.1
Bachelor's degree 10,406 12.7   Africa 108 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 3,890 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,770 61.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.4 (X)   Northern America 300 6.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 114,173 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 96,123 100.0   English only 107,946 94.5
Never married 19,966 20.8   Language other than English 6,227 5.5
Now married, except separated 59,283 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,384 3.0
Separated 2,266 2.4   Spanish 4,133 3.6
Widowed 6,188 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,464 2.2
 Female 5,106 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,100 1.0
Divorced 8,420 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 356 0.3
 Female 4,640 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 831 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 480 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 122,660 100.0
           under 18 years 2,439 100.0     Total ancestries reported 102,864 83.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,220 50.0   Arab 189 0.2
        Czech¹ 183 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 240 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 91,327 100.0   Dutch 1,654 1.3
Civilian veterans 11,843 13.0   English 11,424 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,863 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 588 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,937 12.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,707 100.0   Greek 122 0.1
With a disability 2,035 7.6   Hungarian 220 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 72,007 100.0   Irish¹ 9,187 7.5
With a disability 14,735 20.5   Italian 2,777 2.3
 Percent employed 61.6 (X)   Lithuanian 137 0.1
No disability 57,272 79.5   Norwegian 533 0.4
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 1,667 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 14,385 100.0   Portuguese 68 0.1
With a disability 6,090 42.3   Russian 151 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 5,903 4.8
        Scottish 2,294 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 15 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 114,173 100.0   Subsaharan African 748 0.6
Same house in 1995 62,878 55.1   Swedish 656 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 49,285 43.2   Swiss 175 0.1
 Same county 22,186 19.4   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 27,099 23.7   United States or American 18,492 15.1
  Same state 11,220 9.8   Welsh 644 0.5
  Different state 15,879 13.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 258 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,010 1.8   Other ancestries 27,731 22.6
 
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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