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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Avery 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 17,167 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,841 100.0   Native 16,729 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 208 5.4       Born in United States 16,651 97.0
Kindergarten 188 4.9           State of residence 12,521 72.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,488 38.7           Different state 4,130 24.1
High school (grades 9-12) 933 24.3       Born outside United States 78 0.5
College or graduate school 1,024 26.7   Foreign born 438 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 219 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 115 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 12,058 100.0       Not a citizen 323 1.9
Less than 9th grade 1,399 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,147 17.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,838 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 438 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,171 18.0   Europe 87 19.9
Associate degree 754 6.3   Asia 67 15.3
Bachelor's degree 1,117 9.3   Africa 4 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 632 5.2   Oceania 3 0.7
        Latin America 255 58.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.6 (X)   Northern America 22 5.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,304 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,416 100.0   English only 15,536 95.3
Never married 3,042 21.1   Language other than English 768 4.7
Now married, except separated 8,564 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 415 2.5
Separated 368 2.6   Spanish 474 2.9
Widowed 1,120 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 332 2.0
 Female 961 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 211 1.3
Divorced 1,322 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.2
 Female 604 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 79 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,167 100.0
           under 18 years 186 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,213 71.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 95 51.1   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 43 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,810 100.0   Dutch 182 1.1
Civilian veterans 1,543 11.2   English 1,875 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 187 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,376 8.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,212 100.0   Greek 38 0.2
With a disability 285 8.9   Hungarian 17 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,079 100.0   Irish¹ 1,178 6.9
With a disability 2,148 23.7   Italian 112 0.7
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.1
No disability 6,931 76.3   Norwegian 44 0.3
 Percent employed 75.8 (X)   Polish 80 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,565 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,374 53.6   Russian 23 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,028 6.0
        Scottish 820 4.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,304 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,978 61.2   Swedish 52 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,021 36.9   Swiss 19 0.1
 Same county 2,356 14.5   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 3,665 22.5   United States or American 3,117 18.2
  Same state 2,213 13.6   Welsh 136 0.8
  Different state 1,452 8.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 305 1.9   Other ancestries 1,815 10.6
 
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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