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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bladen 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 32,278 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,732 100.0   Native 31,541 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 509 6.6       Born in United States 31,395 97.3
Kindergarten 403 5.2           State of residence 26,867 83.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,574 46.2           Different state 4,528 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,762 22.8       Born outside United States 146 0.5
College or graduate school 1,484 19.2   Foreign born 737 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 504 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 194 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 21,409 100.0       Not a citizen 543 1.7
Less than 9th grade 2,173 10.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,125 19.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,238 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 737 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,116 19.2   Europe 140 19.0
Associate degree 1,344 6.3   Asia 18 2.4
Bachelor's degree 1,748 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 665 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 571 77.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.6 (X)   Northern America 8 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,051 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,663 100.0   English only 28,511 94.9
Never married 6,521 25.4   Language other than English 1,540 5.1
Now married, except separated 13,217 51.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 797 2.7
Separated 1,007 3.9   Spanish 1,321 4.4
Widowed 2,648 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 736 2.4
 Female 2,061 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 158 0.5
Divorced 2,270 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.1
 Female 1,189 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,278 100.0
           under 18 years 930 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,620 73.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 598 64.3   Arab 30 0.1
        Czech¹ 15 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 81 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,291 100.0   Dutch 96 0.3
Civilian veterans 2,853 11.7   English 1,537 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 258 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 34 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 756 2.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,122 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 797 11.2   Hungarian 10 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,956 100.0   Irish¹ 1,196 3.7
With a disability 4,924 27.4   Italian 167 0.5
 Percent employed 47.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,032 72.6   Norwegian 48 0.1
 Percent employed 71.6 (X)   Polish 230 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,434 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,506 56.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,499 4.6
        Scottish 553 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,051 100.0   Subsaharan African 186 0.6
Same house in 1995 21,015 69.9   Swedish 46 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,587 28.6   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 4,296 14.3   Ukrainian 1 0.0
 Different county 4,291 14.3   United States or American 4,258 13.2
  Same state 2,859 9.5   Welsh 112 0.3
  Different state 1,432 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 449 1.5   Other ancestries 12,436 38.5
 
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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