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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashe 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 24,384 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,610 100.0   Native 23,917 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 249 5.4       Born in United States 23,844 97.8
Kindergarten 241 5.2           State of residence 18,478 75.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,157 46.8           Different state 5,366 22.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,168 25.3       Born outside United States 73 0.3
College or graduate school 795 17.2   Foreign born 467 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 271 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 121 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 17,722 100.0       Not a citizen 346 1.4
Less than 9th grade 2,477 14.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,087 17.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,910 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 467 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,050 17.2   Europe 63 13.5
Associate degree 1,057 6.0   Asia 33 7.1
Bachelor's degree 1,449 8.2   Africa 2 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 692 3.9   Oceania 8 1.7
        Latin America 346 74.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.6 (X)   Northern America 15 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,091 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,428 100.0   English only 22,319 96.7
Never married 3,503 17.1   Language other than English 772 3.3
Now married, except separated 13,056 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 384 1.7
Separated 449 2.2   Spanish 612 2.7
Widowed 1,784 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 307 1.3
 Female 1,518 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 121 0.5
Divorced 1,636 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.2
 Female 747 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 36 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,384 100.0
           under 18 years 226 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,557 72.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 105 46.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,533 100.0   Dutch 320 1.3
Civilian veterans 2,534 13.0   English 2,713 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 343 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 78 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,590 10.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,307 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 390 9.1   Hungarian 38 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,366 100.0   Irish¹ 1,608 6.6
With a disability 3,547 24.7   Italian 306 1.3
 Percent employed 50.6 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 10,819 75.3   Norwegian 53 0.2
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 244 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 4,188 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.1
With a disability 2,115 50.5   Russian 36 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 734 3.0
        Scottish 596 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,091 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,920 64.6   Swedish 126 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,000 34.6   Swiss 18 0.1
 Same county 4,791 20.7   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 3,209 13.9   United States or American 5,601 23.0
  Same state 1,852 8.0   Welsh 71 0.3
  Different state 1,357 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 171 0.7   Other ancestries 2,026 8.3
 
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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