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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Hanover 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 160,307 100.0
      enrolled in school 42,293 100.0   Native 155,098 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 2,921 6.9       Born in United States 153,637 95.8
Kindergarten 1,893 4.5           State of residence 88,383 55.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,133 35.8           Different state 65,254 40.7
High school (grades 9-12) 7,384 17.5       Born outside United States 1,461 0.9
College or graduate school 14,962 35.4   Foreign born 5,209 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,364 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,099 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 107,671 100.0       Not a citizen 3,110 1.9
Less than 9th grade 3,818 3.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,938 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,327 24.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,209 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,767 23.0   Europe 1,695 32.5
Associate degree 8,481 7.9   Asia 1,110 21.3
Bachelor's degree 23,985 22.3   Africa 228 4.4
Graduate or professional degree 9,355 8.7   Oceania 81 1.6
        Latin America 1,775 34.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.3 (X)   Northern America 320 6.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 151,073 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 132,207 100.0   English only 142,934 94.6
Never married 36,920 27.9   Language other than English 8,139 5.4
Now married, except separated 69,511 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,838 1.9
Separated 3,630 2.7   Spanish 4,200 2.8
Widowed 8,785 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,763 1.2
 Female 7,311 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,684 1.8
Divorced 13,361 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 531 0.4
 Female 7,792 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 901 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 417 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 160,307 100.0
           under 18 years 2,264 100.0     Total ancestries reported 157,303 98.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,173 51.8   Arab 569 0.4
        Czech¹ 471 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 448 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 126,397 100.0   Dutch 2,338 1.5
Civilian veterans 18,627 14.7   English 23,076 14.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,091 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 944 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,516 12.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,457 100.0   Greek 884 0.6
With a disability 2,821 8.7   Hungarian 796 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 96,918 100.0   Irish¹ 18,612 11.6
With a disability 17,522 18.1   Italian 6,975 4.4
 Percent employed 58.7 (X)   Lithuanian 135 0.1
No disability 79,396 81.9   Norwegian 895 0.6
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 2,864 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 20,012 100.0   Portuguese 305 0.2
With a disability 8,499 42.5   Russian 753 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 7,380 4.6
        Scottish 5,305 3.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 211 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 151,073 100.0   Subsaharan African 981 0.6
Same house in 1995 68,587 45.4   Swedish 1,471 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 80,132 53.0   Swiss 314 0.2
 Same county 37,200 24.6   Ukrainian 446 0.3
 Different county 42,932 28.4   United States or American 16,236 10.1
  Same state 19,993 13.2   Welsh 1,422 0.9
  Different state 22,939 15.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 305 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,354 1.6   Other ancestries 38,560 24.1
 
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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