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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mecklenburg 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 32,380 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,732 100.0   Native 31,856 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 380 5.6       Born in United States 31,723 98.0
Kindergarten 393 5.8           State of residence 23,634 73.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,266 48.5           Different state 8,089 25.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,666 24.7       Born outside United States 133 0.4
College or graduate school 1,027 15.3   Foreign born 524 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 248 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 191 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 22,981 100.0       Not a citizen 333 1.0
Less than 9th grade 2,674 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,719 20.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,847 34.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 524 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,000 17.4   Europe 100 19.1
Associate degree 964 4.2   Asia 143 27.3
Bachelor's degree 1,892 8.2   Africa 18 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 885 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 241 46.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.8 (X)   Northern America 22 4.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,629 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,606 100.0   English only 29,389 96.0
Never married 6,190 23.3   Language other than English 1,240 4.0
Now married, except separated 14,204 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 530 1.7
Separated 930 3.5   Spanish 810 2.6
Widowed 2,771 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 405 1.3
 Female 2,249 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 281 0.9
Divorced 2,511 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.3
 Female 1,169 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 137 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,380 100.0
           under 18 years 885 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,818 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 363 41.0   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 12 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,393 100.0   Dutch 202 0.6
Civilian veterans 3,520 13.9   English 2,863 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 434 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 78 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,608 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,174 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 555 9.0   Hungarian 28 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,368 100.0   Irish¹ 1,364 4.2
With a disability 4,374 25.2   Italian 336 1.0
 Percent employed 50.3 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 12,994 74.8   Norwegian 169 0.5
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Polish 138 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,644 100.0   Portuguese 27 0.1
With a disability 2,741 48.6   Russian 97 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 410 1.3
        Scottish 323 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,629 100.0   Subsaharan African 172 0.5
Same house in 1995 19,878 64.9   Swedish 39 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,604 34.6   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 5,608 18.3   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 4,996 16.3   United States or American 5,699 17.6
  Same state 2,728 8.9   Welsh 68 0.2
  Different state 2,268 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 23 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 147 0.5   Other ancestries 10,647 32.9
 
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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