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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Perquimans 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 11,368 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,592 100.0   Native 11,288 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 149 5.7       Born in United States 11,217 98.7
Kindergarten 98 3.8           State of residence 7,468 65.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,335 51.5           Different state 3,749 33.0
High school (grades 9-12) 667 25.7       Born outside United States 71 0.6
College or graduate school 343 13.2   Foreign born 80 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 7,970 100.0       Not a citizen 19 0.2
Less than 9th grade 754 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,482 18.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,631 33.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 80 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,697 21.3   Europe 68 85.0
Associate degree 423 5.3   Asia 2 2.5
Bachelor's degree 685 8.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 298 3.7   Oceania 2 2.5
        Latin America 8 10.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,800 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,271 100.0   English only 10,555 97.7
Never married 1,809 19.5   Language other than English 245 2.3
Now married, except separated 5,445 58.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 0.8
Separated 337 3.6   Spanish 140 1.3
Widowed 920 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.4
 Female 771 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 93 0.9
Divorced 760 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.4
 Female 366 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,368 100.0
           under 18 years 281 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,571 84.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 121 43.1   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,711 100.0   Dutch 96 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,536 17.6   English 1,527 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 156 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 623 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,481 100.0   Greek 14 0.1
With a disability 214 8.6   Hungarian 23 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,017 100.0   Irish¹ 673 5.9
With a disability 1,576 26.2   Italian 148 1.3
 Percent employed 52.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,441 73.8   Norwegian 34 0.3
 Percent employed 70.2 (X)   Polish 64 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,127 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 1,017 47.8   Russian 7 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 138 1.2
        Scottish 126 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,800 100.0   Subsaharan African 63 0.6
Same house in 1995 6,619 61.3   Swedish 47 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,132 38.3   Swiss 7 0.1
 Same county 1,459 13.5   Ukrainian 23 0.2
 Different county 2,673 24.8   United States or American 2,324 20.4
  Same state 1,185 11.0   Welsh 68 0.6
  Different state 1,488 13.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 49 0.5   Other ancestries 3,372 29.7
 
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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