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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lenoir 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 59,648 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,821 100.0   Native 58,008 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,114 7.5       Born in United States 57,714 96.8
Kindergarten 834 5.6           State of residence 49,121 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,227 48.8           Different state 8,593 14.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,267 22.0       Born outside United States 294 0.5
College or graduate school 2,379 16.1   Foreign born 1,640 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 904 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 494 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 39,833 100.0       Not a citizen 1,146 1.9
Less than 9th grade 4,201 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,974 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,475 31.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,640 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,156 20.5   Europe 244 14.9
Associate degree 2,723 6.8   Asia 272 16.6
Bachelor's degree 3,830 9.6   Africa 35 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,474 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,073 65.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.9 (X)   Northern America 16 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 55,807 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,121 100.0   English only 52,825 94.7
Never married 11,603 24.6   Language other than English 2,982 5.3
Now married, except separated 24,733 52.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,344 2.4
Separated 2,037 4.3   Spanish 2,275 4.1
Widowed 4,445 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,103 2.0
 Female 3,757 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 401 0.7
Divorced 4,303 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.2
 Female 2,597 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 257 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 59,648 100.0
           under 18 years 1,496 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,164 77.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 757 50.6   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 20 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 66 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,463 100.0   Dutch 241 0.4
Civilian veterans 5,826 13.1   English 4,871 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 507 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,733 2.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,145 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 1,198 9.1   Hungarian 61 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,818 100.0   Irish¹ 2,474 4.1
With a disability 8,512 25.9   Italian 453 0.8
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 24,306 74.1   Norwegian 72 0.1
 Percent employed 74.4 (X)   Polish 105 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 8,376 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.0
With a disability 4,213 50.3   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 840 1.4
        Scottish 673 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 55,807 100.0   Subsaharan African 276 0.5
Same house in 1995 32,799 58.8   Swedish 99 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,116 39.6   Swiss 31 0.1
 Same county 15,384 27.6   Ukrainian 26 0.0
 Different county 6,732 12.1   United States or American 9,596 16.1
  Same state 4,253 7.6   Welsh 166 0.3
  Different state 2,479 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 892 1.6   Other ancestries 23,709 39.7
 
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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