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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chaves 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 61,382 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,132 100.0   Native 54,491 88.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,007 5.6       Born in United States 54,016 88.0
Kindergarten 881 4.9           State of residence 31,024 50.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,382 46.2           Different state 22,992 37.5
High school (grades 9-12) 4,572 25.2       Born outside United States 475 0.8
College or graduate school 3,290 18.1   Foreign born 6,891 11.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,151 3.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,350 3.8
  Population 25 years and over 37,811 100.0       Not a citizen 4,541 7.4
Less than 9th grade 5,343 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,035 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,998 26.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,891 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,014 23.8   Europe 360 5.2
Associate degree 2,289 6.1   Asia 339 4.9
Bachelor's degree 3,705 9.8   Africa 49 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,427 6.4   Oceania 10 0.1
        Latin America 6,068 88.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.6 (X)   Northern America 65 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 56,978 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 46,993 100.0   English only 37,929 66.6
Never married 11,131 23.7   Language other than English 19,049 33.4
Now married, except separated 26,008 55.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,512 13.2
Separated 967 2.1   Spanish 18,207 32.0
Widowed 3,719 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,252 12.7
 Female 3,046 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 488 0.9
Divorced 5,168 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 136 0.2
 Female 2,929 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 273 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 61,382 100.0
           under 18 years 1,626 100.0     Total ancestries reported 57,008 92.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 863 53.1   Arab 26 0.0
        Czech¹ 168 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 155 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 43,522 100.0   Dutch 867 1.4
Civilian veterans 6,332 14.5   English 5,140 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,066 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 265 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,527 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,403 100.0   Greek 26 0.0
With a disability 1,561 9.5   Hungarian 74 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 31,139 100.0   Irish¹ 4,577 7.5
With a disability 7,265 23.3   Italian 1,003 1.6
 Percent employed 49.8 (X)   Lithuanian 28 0.0
No disability 23,874 76.7   Norwegian 561 0.9
 Percent employed 68.9 (X)   Polish 494 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 8,722 100.0   Portuguese 105 0.2
With a disability 3,788 43.4   Russian 102 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 960 1.6
        Scottish 851 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 56,978 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.1
Same house in 1995 31,668 55.6   Swedish 322 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,355 42.7   Swiss 106 0.2
 Same county 14,763 25.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 9,592 16.8   United States or American 4,250 6.9
  Same state 3,723 6.5   Welsh 229 0.4
  Different state 5,869 10.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 36 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 955 1.7   Other ancestries 30,000 48.9
 
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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