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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pender 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 41,082 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,203 100.0   Native 39,619 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 479 5.2       Born in United States 39,459 96.0
Kindergarten 569 6.2           State of residence 27,203 66.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,703 51.1           Different state 12,256 29.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,113 23.0       Born outside United States 160 0.4
College or graduate school 1,339 14.5   Foreign born 1,463 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 858 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 471 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 28,566 100.0       Not a citizen 992 2.4
Less than 9th grade 2,130 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,486 15.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,574 33.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,463 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,682 23.4   Europe 312 21.3
Associate degree 1,822 6.4   Asia 133 9.1
Bachelor's degree 2,840 9.9   Africa 19 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,032 3.6   Oceania 6 0.4
        Latin America 937 64.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.8 (X)   Northern America 56 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,726 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,102 100.0   English only 36,616 94.6
Never married 6,311 19.1   Language other than English 2,110 5.4
Now married, except separated 20,303 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,042 2.7
Separated 979 3.0   Spanish 1,459 3.8
Widowed 2,606 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 869 2.2
 Female 2,125 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 506 1.3
Divorced 2,903 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.3
 Female 1,378 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 95 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,082 100.0
           under 18 years 949 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,183 88.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 614 64.7   Arab 46 0.1
        Czech¹ 169 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 88 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,422 100.0   Dutch 385 0.9
Civilian veterans 5,362 17.1   English 3,882 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 960 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 285 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,426 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,579 100.0   Greek 96 0.2
With a disability 753 8.8   Hungarian 100 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,492 100.0   Irish¹ 3,200 7.8
With a disability 5,963 25.4   Italian 1,120 2.7
 Percent employed 54.3 (X)   Lithuanian 35 0.1
No disability 17,529 74.6   Norwegian 124 0.3
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 533 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,551 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.1
With a disability 2,639 47.5   Russian 80 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,439 3.5
        Scottish 835 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 33 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 38,726 100.0   Subsaharan African 400 1.0
Same house in 1995 21,627 55.8   Swedish 199 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,368 42.3   Swiss 91 0.2
 Same county 5,874 15.2   Ukrainian 67 0.2
 Different county 10,494 27.1   United States or American 6,546 15.9
  Same state 6,861 17.7   Welsh 171 0.4
  Different state 3,633 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 46 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 731 1.9   Other ancestries 11,799 28.7
 
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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