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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Caldwell 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 32,194 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,294 100.0   Native 30,541 94.9
Nursery school, preschool 588 7.1       Born in United States 30,351 94.3
Kindergarten 494 6.0           State of residence 26,056 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,251 51.3           Different state 4,295 13.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,013 24.3       Born outside United States 190 0.6
College or graduate school 948 11.4   Foreign born 1,653 5.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 675 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 628 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 20,337 100.0       Not a citizen 1,025 3.2
Less than 9th grade 2,478 12.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,358 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,075 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,653 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,108 20.2   Europe 45 2.7
Associate degree 621 3.1   Asia 167 10.1
Bachelor's degree 2,029 10.0   Africa 13 0.8
Graduate or professional degree 668 3.3   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 1,406 85.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.3 (X)   Northern America 20 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,786 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,618 100.0   English only 20,176 67.7
Never married 5,942 24.1   Language other than English 9,610 32.3
Now married, except separated 13,870 56.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,029 10.2
Separated 587 2.4   Spanish 9,244 31.0
Widowed 1,617 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,888 9.7
 Female 1,257 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 170 0.6
Divorced 2,602 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
 Female 1,381 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 187 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,194 100.0
           under 18 years 975 100.0     Total ancestries reported 29,412 91.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 452 46.4   Arab 54 0.2
        Czech¹ 273 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,031 100.0   Dutch 142 0.4
Civilian veterans 3,034 13.2   English 2,020 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 503 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 123 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,946 12.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,812 100.0   Greek 56 0.2
With a disability 516 6.6   Hungarian 47 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,629 100.0   Irish¹ 2,257 7.0
With a disability 3,886 23.4   Italian 274 0.9
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 1 0.0
No disability 12,743 76.6   Norwegian 125 0.4
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 260 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,648 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.1
With a disability 1,669 45.8   Russian 29 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 720 2.2
        Scottish 378 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,786 100.0   Subsaharan African 111 0.3
Same house in 1995 16,447 55.2   Swedish 219 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,067 43.9   Swiss 13 0.0
 Same county 5,086 17.1   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 7,981 26.8   United States or American 1,815 5.6
  Same state 7,264 24.4   Welsh 136 0.4
  Different state 717 2.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 272 0.9   Other ancestries 15,841 49.2
 
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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