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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Halifax 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 37,355 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,208 100.0   Native 36,967 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 543 6.6       Born in United States 36,827 98.6
Kindergarten 524 6.4           State of residence 30,917 82.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,072 49.6           Different state 5,910 15.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,957 23.8       Born outside United States 140 0.4
College or graduate school 1,112 13.5   Foreign born 388 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 139 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 147 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 26,073 100.0       Not a citizen 241 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,954 15.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,462 20.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,819 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 388 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,016 15.4   Europe 66 17.0
Associate degree 1,354 5.2   Asia 79 20.4
Bachelor's degree 1,567 6.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 901 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 188 48.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.9 (X)   Northern America 55 14.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,201 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,162 100.0   English only 34,278 97.4
Never married 6,683 22.2   Language other than English 923 2.6
Now married, except separated 16,557 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 337 1.0
Separated 983 3.3   Spanish 550 1.6
Widowed 3,106 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 211 0.6
 Female 2,599 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 316 0.9
Divorced 2,833 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 0.2
 Female 1,465 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 50 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,355 100.0
           under 18 years 973 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,387 70.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 410 42.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 2 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,639 100.0   Dutch 71 0.2
Civilian veterans 3,555 12.4   English 2,306 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 165 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 66 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,031 2.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,746 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 589 7.6   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,641 100.0   Irish¹ 1,008 2.7
With a disability 5,225 25.3   Italian 345 0.9
 Percent employed 42.8 (X)   Lithuanian 20 0.1
No disability 15,416 74.7   Norwegian 58 0.2
 Percent employed 73.3 (X)   Polish 88 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,040 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,806 46.5   Russian 17 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 529 1.4
        Scottish 220 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,201 100.0   Subsaharan African 182 0.5
Same house in 1995 23,669 67.2   Swedish 51 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,389 32.4   Swiss 15 0.0
 Same county 7,540 21.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,849 10.9   United States or American 7,609 20.4
  Same state 2,083 5.9   Welsh 46 0.1
  Different state 1,766 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 77 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 143 0.4   Other ancestries 12,468 33.4
 
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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