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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Beaufort 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 44,958 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,641 100.0   Native 43,768 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 662 6.2       Born in United States 43,616 97.0
Kindergarten 539 5.1           State of residence 35,530 79.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,046 47.4           Different state 8,086 18.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,666 25.1       Born outside United States 152 0.3
College or graduate school 1,728 16.2   Foreign born 1,190 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 793 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 414 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 30,868 100.0       Not a citizen 776 1.7
Less than 9th grade 2,605 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,100 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,429 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,190 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,733 18.6   Europe 125 10.5
Associate degree 2,058 6.7   Asia 134 11.3
Bachelor's degree 3,351 10.9   Africa 22 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,592 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 884 74.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.0 (X)   Northern America 25 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 42,255 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,131 100.0   English only 40,263 95.3
Never married 7,822 21.6   Language other than English 1,992 4.7
Now married, except separated 20,888 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,018 2.4
Separated 1,452 4.0   Spanish 1,593 3.8
Widowed 3,084 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 893 2.1
 Female 2,522 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 237 0.6
Divorced 2,885 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36 0.1
 Female 1,521 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 89 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 44,958 100.0
           under 18 years 1,011 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,074 80.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 537 53.1   Arab 99 0.2
        Czech¹ 49 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,350 100.0   Dutch 570 1.3
Civilian veterans 5,036 14.7   English 4,647 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 553 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 95 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,908 4.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,432 100.0   Greek 36 0.1
With a disability 869 9.2   Hungarian 66 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,534 100.0   Irish¹ 2,953 6.6
With a disability 6,195 24.3   Italian 485 1.1
 Percent employed 50.6 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.0
No disability 19,339 75.7   Norwegian 125 0.3
 Percent employed 71.7 (X)   Polish 279 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 6,802 100.0   Portuguese 33 0.1
With a disability 3,257 47.9   Russian 24 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 591 1.3
        Scottish 803 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 12 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 42,255 100.0   Subsaharan African 155 0.3
Same house in 1995 26,250 62.1   Swedish 115 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,510 36.7   Swiss 78 0.2
 Same county 9,995 23.7   Ukrainian 27 0.1
 Different county 5,515 13.1   United States or American 7,100 15.8
  Same state 2,997 7.1   Welsh 228 0.5
  Different state 2,518 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 42 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 495 1.2   Other ancestries 14,968 33.3
 
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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