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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Forsyth 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 98,407 100.0
      enrolled in school 23,873 100.0   Native 92,524 94.0
Nursery school, preschool 3,262 13.7       Born in United States 91,805 93.3
Kindergarten 1,641 6.9           State of residence 48,487 49.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,752 49.2           Different state 43,318 44.0
High school (grades 9-12) 4,240 17.8       Born outside United States 719 0.7
College or graduate school 2,978 12.5   Foreign born 5,883 6.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,284 3.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,576 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 65,027 100.0       Not a citizen 4,307 4.4
Less than 9th grade 3,617 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,669 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,272 23.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,883 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,062 21.6   Europe 1,267 21.5
Associate degree 3,917 6.0   Asia 701 11.9
Bachelor's degree 16,950 26.1   Africa 178 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 5,540 8.5   Oceania 34 0.6
        Latin America 3,289 55.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.7 (X)   Northern America 414 7.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 88,989 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 74,267 100.0   English only 81,312 91.4
Never married 12,173 16.4   Language other than English 7,677 8.6
Now married, except separated 52,660 70.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,038 4.5
Separated 678 0.9   Spanish 5,210 5.9
Widowed 2,752 3.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,241 3.6
 Female 2,409 3.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,828 2.1
Divorced 6,004 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 530 0.6
 Female 3,221 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 490 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 185 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 98,407 100.0
           under 18 years 1,442 100.0     Total ancestries reported 93,682 95.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 514 35.6   Arab 307 0.3
        Czech¹ 318 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 221 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 70,896 100.0   Dutch 1,546 1.6
Civilian veterans 8,619 12.2   English 13,779 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,672 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 740 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,993 13.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,461 100.0   Greek 342 0.3
With a disability 1,153 5.6   Hungarian 651 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 61,295 100.0   Irish¹ 13,394 13.6
With a disability 8,468 13.8   Italian 4,176 4.2
 Percent employed 64.8 (X)   Lithuanian 180 0.2
No disability 52,827 86.2   Norwegian 879 0.9
 Percent employed 80.5 (X)   Polish 2,087 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,779 100.0   Portuguese 121 0.1
With a disability 2,771 40.9   Russian 583 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 2,577 2.6
        Scottish 3,117 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 119 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 88,989 100.0   Subsaharan African 104 0.1
Same house in 1995 36,143 40.6   Swedish 788 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 50,603 56.9   Swiss 133 0.1
 Same county 10,404 11.7   Ukrainian 249 0.3
 Different county 40,199 45.2   United States or American 15,792 16.0
  Same state 23,474 26.4   Welsh 678 0.7
  Different state 16,725 18.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 65 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,243 2.5   Other ancestries 15,071 15.3
 
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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