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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Transylvania 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 29,334 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,292 100.0   Native 28,662 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 361 5.7       Born in United States 28,544 97.3
Kindergarten 393 6.2           State of residence 16,557 56.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,719 43.2           Different state 11,987 40.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,357 21.6       Born outside United States 118 0.4
College or graduate school 1,462 23.2   Foreign born 672 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 279 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 378 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 20,973 100.0       Not a citizen 294 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,309 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,364 11.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,287 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 672 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,633 22.1   Europe 287 42.7
Associate degree 1,405 6.7   Asia 169 25.1
Bachelor's degree 3,086 14.7   Africa 56 8.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,889 9.0   Oceania 3 0.4
        Latin America 128 19.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.5 (X)   Northern America 29 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 27,886 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,530 100.0   English only 26,768 96.0
Never married 4,233 17.3   Language other than English 1,118 4.0
Now married, except separated 15,404 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 305 1.1
Separated 540 2.2   Spanish 522 1.9
Widowed 2,150 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 151 0.5
 Female 1,865 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 392 1.4
Divorced 2,203 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.4
 Female 1,268 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 76 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,334 100.0
           under 18 years 402 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,356 86.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 184 45.8   Arab 20 0.1
        Czech¹ 67 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 133 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,362 100.0   Dutch 471 1.6
Civilian veterans 4,256 18.2   English 3,728 12.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 778 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 97 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,636 12.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,544 100.0   Greek 49 0.2
With a disability 544 9.8   Hungarian 114 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,030 100.0   Irish¹ 2,988 10.2
With a disability 3,111 19.4   Italian 672 2.3
 Percent employed 52.8 (X)   Lithuanian 40 0.1
No disability 12,919 80.6   Norwegian 225 0.8
 Percent employed 73.5 (X)   Polish 349 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,050 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 2,012 33.3   Russian 88 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,674 5.7
        Scottish 1,371 4.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 76 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 27,886 100.0   Subsaharan African 121 0.4
Same house in 1995 16,035 57.5   Swedish 287 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,486 41.2   Swiss 95 0.3
 Same county 4,913 17.6   Ukrainian 28 0.1
 Different county 6,573 23.6   United States or American 4,511 15.4
  Same state 1,972 7.1   Welsh 235 0.8
  Different state 4,601 16.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 53 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 365 1.3   Other ancestries 3,440 11.7
 
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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