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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dare 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 29,967 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,006 100.0   Native 29,216 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 364 6.1       Born in United States 28,968 96.7
Kindergarten 284 4.7           State of residence 10,386 34.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,101 51.6           Different state 18,582 62.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,575 26.2       Born outside United States 248 0.8
College or graduate school 682 11.4   Foreign born 751 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 360 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 323 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 21,713 100.0       Not a citizen 428 1.4
Less than 9th grade 619 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,861 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,994 27.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 751 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,830 26.9   Europe 324 43.1
Associate degree 1,401 6.5   Asia 84 11.2
Bachelor's degree 4,174 19.2   Africa 3 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,834 8.4   Oceania 9 1.2
        Latin America 302 40.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.6 (X)   Northern America 29 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,425 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,683 100.0   English only 27,256 95.9
Never married 4,968 20.1   Language other than English 1,169 4.1
Now married, except separated 15,045 61.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 414 1.5
Separated 527 2.1   Spanish 662 2.3
Widowed 1,456 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 300 1.1
 Female 1,123 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 412 1.4
Divorced 2,687 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.3
 Female 1,475 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 74 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,967 100.0
           under 18 years 281 100.0     Total ancestries reported 29,549 98.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 111 39.5   Arab 14 0.0
        Czech¹ 133 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 59 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,473 100.0   Dutch 470 1.6
Civilian veterans 3,979 17.0   English 6,586 22.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,062 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 211 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,113 13.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,689 100.0   Greek 76 0.3
With a disability 372 6.5   Hungarian 88 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,447 100.0   Irish¹ 3,537 11.8
With a disability 2,620 14.2   Italian 1,348 4.5
 Percent employed 60.0 (X)   Lithuanian 95 0.3
No disability 15,827 85.8   Norwegian 224 0.7
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 691 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,023 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 1,335 33.2   Russian 222 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 810 2.7
        Scottish 1,048 3.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 97 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 28,425 100.0   Subsaharan African 35 0.1
Same house in 1995 14,147 49.8   Swedish 265 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,848 48.7   Swiss 110 0.4
 Same county 6,173 21.7   Ukrainian 25 0.1
 Different county 7,675 27.0   United States or American 3,764 12.6
  Same state 1,960 6.9   Welsh 334 1.1
  Different state 5,715 20.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 430 1.5   Other ancestries 4,092 13.7
 
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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