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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Person 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 35,623 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,423 100.0   Native 35,175 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 695 8.3       Born in United States 35,048 98.4
Kindergarten 451 5.4           State of residence 27,852 78.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,080 48.4           Different state 7,196 20.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,929 22.9       Born outside United States 127 0.4
College or graduate school 1,268 15.1   Foreign born 448 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 272 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 127 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 24,473 100.0       Not a citizen 321 0.9
Less than 9th grade 2,296 9.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,856 15.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,318 38.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 448 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,594 18.8   Europe 29 6.5
Associate degree 1,884 7.7   Asia 144 32.1
Bachelor's degree 1,896 7.7   Africa 28 6.3
Graduate or professional degree 629 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 222 49.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.9 (X)   Northern America 25 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,337 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,408 100.0   English only 32,092 96.3
Never married 6,058 21.3   Language other than English 1,245 3.7
Now married, except separated 16,344 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 453 1.4
Separated 908 3.2   Spanish 836 2.5
Widowed 2,278 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 1.0
 Female 1,833 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 186 0.6
Divorced 2,820 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
 Female 1,566 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 117 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,623 100.0
           under 18 years 858 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,789 78.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 420 49.0   Arab 106 0.3
        Czech¹ 16 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,993 100.0   Dutch 130 0.4
Civilian veterans 3,303 12.2   English 3,461 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 298 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 56 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,565 4.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,272 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 436 6.0   Hungarian 42 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,988 100.0   Irish¹ 1,900 5.3
With a disability 4,766 22.7   Italian 334 0.9
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 16,222 77.3   Norwegian 16 0.0
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 187 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,687 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,197 46.9   Russian 21 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 582 1.6
        Scottish 570 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 33,337 100.0   Subsaharan African 296 0.8
Same house in 1995 20,987 63.0   Swedish 55 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,232 36.7   Swiss 42 0.1
 Same county 7,076 21.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,156 15.5   United States or American 6,866 19.3
  Same state 3,239 9.7   Welsh 48 0.1
  Different state 1,917 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 118 0.4   Other ancestries 11,125 31.2
 
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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