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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alexander 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 9,590 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,413 100.0   Native 9,506 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 201 8.3       Born in United States 9,485 98.9
Kindergarten 134 5.6           State of residence 5,596 58.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,156 47.9           Different state 3,889 40.6
High school (grades 9-12) 647 26.8       Born outside United States 21 0.2
College or graduate school 275 11.4   Foreign born 84 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 24 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 53 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 6,395 100.0       Not a citizen 31 0.3
Less than 9th grade 661 10.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,451 22.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,219 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 84 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,218 19.0   Europe 14 16.7
Associate degree 407 6.4   Asia 24 28.6
Bachelor's degree 276 4.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 163 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 33 39.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.0 (X)   Northern America 13 15.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,988 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,591 100.0   English only 8,712 96.9
Never married 1,637 21.6   Language other than English 276 3.1
Now married, except separated 3,992 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.7
Separated 231 3.0   Spanish 160 1.8
Widowed 696 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.3
 Female 587 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 87 1.0
Divorced 1,035 13.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
 Female 495 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,590 100.0
           under 18 years 311 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,214 75.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 225 72.3   Arab 45 0.5
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,105 100.0   Dutch 115 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,053 14.8   English 470 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 139 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 905 9.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,232 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 237 10.6   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,675 100.0   Irish¹ 706 7.4
With a disability 1,388 29.7   Italian 80 0.8
 Percent employed 40.0 (X)   Lithuanian 1 0.0
No disability 3,287 70.3   Norwegian 52 0.5
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Polish 45 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,529 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 755 49.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 115 1.2
        Scottish 153 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,988 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.2
Same house in 1995 5,707 63.5   Swedish 15 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,270 36.4   Swiss 22 0.2
 Same county 1,579 17.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,691 18.8   United States or American 999 10.4
  Same state 934 10.4   Welsh 3 0.0
  Different state 757 8.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 11 0.1   Other ancestries 3,295 34.4
 
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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