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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hickory 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 8,940 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,551 100.0   Native 8,852 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 73 4.7       Born in United States 8,827 98.7
Kindergarten 63 4.1           State of residence 5,499 61.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 880 56.7           Different state 3,328 37.2
High school (grades 9-12) 428 27.6       Born outside United States 25 0.3
College or graduate school 107 6.9   Foreign born 88 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 27 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 52 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 6,712 100.0       Not a citizen 36 0.4
Less than 9th grade 580 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,208 18.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,831 42.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 88 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,433 21.3   Europe 49 55.7
Associate degree 146 2.2   Asia 7 8.0
Bachelor's degree 299 4.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 215 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 28 31.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.4 (X)   Northern America 4 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,546 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,515 100.0   English only 8,362 97.8
Never married 944 12.6   Language other than English 184 2.2
Now married, except separated 4,969 66.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.9
Separated 68 0.9   Spanish 85 1.0
Widowed 810 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.6
 Female 631 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 72 0.8
Divorced 724 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.3
 Female 340 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,940 100.0
           under 18 years 147 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,106 79.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 95 64.6   Arab 8 0.1
        Czech¹ 39 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,162 100.0   Dutch 208 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,594 22.3   English 1,059 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 173 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,354 15.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,645 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 169 10.3   Hungarian 20 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,563 100.0   Irish¹ 1,075 12.0
With a disability 1,326 29.1   Italian 102 1.1
 Percent employed 35.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,237 70.9   Norwegian 41 0.5
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Polish 99 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,237 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.1
With a disability 957 42.8   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 178 2.0
        Scottish 122 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,546 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,015 58.7   Swedish 144 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,494 40.9   Swiss 29 0.3
 Same county 1,241 14.5   Ukrainian 8 0.1
 Different county 2,253 26.4   United States or American 1,402 15.7
  Same state 1,424 16.7   Welsh 118 1.3
  Different state 829 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 37 0.4   Other ancestries 857 9.6
 
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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