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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mecklenburg 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 695,454 100.0
      enrolled in school 183,309 100.0   Native 627,105 90.2
Nursery school, preschool 15,832 8.6       Born in United States 620,463 89.2
Kindergarten 10,081 5.5           State of residence 321,093 46.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 80,072 43.7           Different state 299,370 43.0
High school (grades 9-12) 34,862 19.0       Born outside United States 6,642 1.0
College or graduate school 42,462 23.2   Foreign born 68,349 9.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 42,428 6.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 19,810 2.8
  Population 25 years and over 455,163 100.0       Not a citizen 48,539 7.0
Less than 9th grade 20,152 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 42,541 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 90,543 19.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 68,349 100.0
Some college, no degree 102,244 22.5   Europe 9,469 13.9
Associate degree 30,726 6.8   Asia 18,392 26.9
Bachelor's degree 121,256 26.6   Africa 5,096 7.5
Graduate or professional degree 47,701 10.5   Oceania 342 0.5
        Latin America 33,060 48.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 1,990 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 37.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 645,187 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 546,930 100.0   English only 560,787 86.9
Never married 165,927 30.3   Language other than English 84,400 13.1
Now married, except separated 289,839 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43,326 6.7
Separated 15,149 2.8   Spanish 45,064 7.0
Widowed 26,765 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27,528 4.3
 Female 22,025 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 18,860 2.9
Divorced 49,250 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,835 0.9
 Female 29,530 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14,546 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,129 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 695,454 100.0
           under 18 years 12,698 100.0     Total ancestries reported 678,136 97.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,985 47.1   Arab 3,930 0.6
        Czech¹ 2,210 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,143 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 521,693 100.0   Dutch 8,168 1.2
Civilian veterans 57,551 11.0   English 64,799 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,581 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,989 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 79,015 11.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 150,349 100.0   Greek 4,286 0.6
With a disability 11,992 8.0   Hungarian 2,317 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 432,554 100.0   Irish¹ 59,872 8.6
With a disability 69,309 16.0   Italian 24,890 3.6
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 925 0.1
No disability 363,245 84.0   Norwegian 3,726 0.5
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 11,573 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 56,103 100.0   Portuguese 812 0.1
With a disability 22,923 40.9   Russian 4,318 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 29,252 4.2
        Scottish 17,207 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,405 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 645,187 100.0   Subsaharan African 9,693 1.4
Same house in 1995 281,125 43.6   Swedish 5,181 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 337,115 52.3   Swiss 1,406 0.2
 Same county 169,944 26.3   Ukrainian 1,545 0.2
 Different county 167,171 25.9   United States or American 52,162 7.5
  Same state 40,972 6.4   Welsh 4,412 0.6
  Different state 126,199 19.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,957 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 26,947 4.2   Other ancestries 264,362 38.0
 
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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