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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Catawba 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 141,685 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,637 100.0   Native 132,518 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,988 6.1       Born in United States 131,801 93.0
Kindergarten 1,992 6.1           State of residence 97,143 68.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,814 48.5           Different state 34,658 24.5
High school (grades 9-12) 7,438 22.8       Born outside United States 717 0.5
College or graduate school 5,405 16.6   Foreign born 9,167 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,722 4.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,910 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 94,747 100.0       Not a citizen 7,257 5.1
Less than 9th grade 8,033 8.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15,836 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 29,677 31.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,167 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,436 19.5   Europe 914 10.0
Associate degree 6,639 7.0   Asia 2,306 25.2
Bachelor's degree 11,658 12.3   Africa 36 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 4,468 4.7   Oceania 43 0.5
        Latin America 5,689 62.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 179 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 132,318 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 112,618 100.0   English only 119,787 90.5
Never married 25,347 22.5   Language other than English 12,531 9.5
Now married, except separated 65,441 58.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,332 5.5
Separated 3,215 2.9   Spanish 7,603 5.7
Widowed 7,838 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,892 3.7
 Female 6,643 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,728 1.3
Divorced 10,777 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 606 0.5
 Female 6,042 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,135 2.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,820 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 141,685 100.0
           under 18 years 2,682 100.0     Total ancestries reported 119,194 84.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,261 47.0   Arab 142 0.1
        Czech¹ 93 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 99 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 107,141 100.0   Dutch 3,006 2.1
Civilian veterans 13,749 12.8   English 10,797 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,933 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 453 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 22,957 16.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 30,222 100.0   Greek 135 0.1
With a disability 2,359 7.8   Hungarian 113 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 84,214 100.0   Irish¹ 9,375 6.6
With a disability 16,566 19.7   Italian 2,161 1.5
 Percent employed 66.7 (X)   Lithuanian 113 0.1
No disability 67,648 80.3   Norwegian 419 0.3
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 1,010 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 16,748 100.0   Portuguese 119 0.1
With a disability 7,642 45.6   Russian 115 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,939 2.8
        Scottish 2,986 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 44 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 132,318 100.0   Subsaharan African 573 0.4
Same house in 1995 74,321 56.2   Swedish 679 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 54,505 41.2   Swiss 246 0.2
 Same county 29,774 22.5   Ukrainian 59 0.0
 Different county 24,731 18.7   United States or American 26,439 18.7
  Same state 12,732 9.6   Welsh 530 0.4
  Different state 11,999 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 63 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 3,492 2.6   Other ancestries 30,596 21.6
 
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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