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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chowan 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 14,526 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,709 100.0   Native 14,393 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 231 6.2       Born in United States 14,300 98.4
Kindergarten 211 5.7           State of residence 10,588 72.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,599 43.1           Different state 3,712 25.6
High school (grades 9-12) 769 20.7       Born outside United States 93 0.6
College or graduate school 899 24.2   Foreign born 133 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 63 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 46 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 9,583 100.0       Not a citizen 87 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,016 10.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,560 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,219 33.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 133 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,693 17.7   Europe 25 18.8
Associate degree 519 5.4   Asia 34 25.6
Bachelor's degree 1,077 11.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 499 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 74 55.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,652 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,681 100.0   English only 13,222 96.9
Never married 2,999 25.7   Language other than English 430 3.1
Now married, except separated 6,238 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 1.5
Separated 449 3.8   Spanish 329 2.4
Widowed 1,102 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 174 1.3
 Female 896 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 71 0.5
Divorced 893 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
 Female 506 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,526 100.0
           under 18 years 397 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,025 82.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 197 49.6   Arab 31 0.2
        Czech¹ 49 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 20 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,008 100.0   Dutch 112 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,563 14.2   English 1,464 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 133 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 602 4.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,280 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 260 7.9   Hungarian 26 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,662 100.0   Irish¹ 877 6.0
With a disability 1,852 24.2   Italian 368 2.5
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,810 75.8   Norwegian 27 0.2
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Polish 68 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,452 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,091 44.5   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 168 1.2
        Scottish 200 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,652 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.2
Same house in 1995 8,952 65.6   Swedish 24 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,617 33.8   Swiss 79 0.5
 Same county 2,549 18.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,068 15.1   United States or American 2,269 15.6
  Same state 860 6.3   Welsh 72 0.5
  Different state 1,208 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 83 0.6   Other ancestries 5,382 37.1
 
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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