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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Durham 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 223,314 100.0
      enrolled in school 63,107 100.0   Native 199,061 89.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,842 6.1       Born in United States 196,646 88.1
Kindergarten 3,136 5.0           State of residence 122,337 54.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 23,109 36.6           Different state 74,309 33.3
High school (grades 9-12) 9,833 15.6       Born outside United States 2,415 1.1
College or graduate school 23,187 36.7   Foreign born 24,253 10.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17,707 7.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,592 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 143,804 100.0       Not a citizen 19,661 8.8
Less than 9th grade 9,365 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15,142 10.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27,605 19.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 24,253 100.0
Some college, no degree 25,558 17.8   Europe 2,182 9.0
Associate degree 8,406 5.8   Asia 5,908 24.4
Bachelor's degree 32,700 22.7   Africa 1,927 7.9
Graduate or professional degree 25,028 17.4   Oceania 153 0.6
        Latin America 13,229 54.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.0 (X)   Northern America 854 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 40.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 207,994 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 179,478 100.0   English only 179,173 86.1
Never married 62,887 35.0   Language other than English 28,821 13.9
Now married, except separated 84,435 47.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,268 6.9
Separated 5,264 2.9   Spanish 17,068 8.2
Widowed 10,676 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,043 5.3
 Female 8,738 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 6,099 2.9
Divorced 16,216 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,502 0.7
 Female 10,092 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,985 1.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,306 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 223,314 100.0
           under 18 years 4,309 100.0     Total ancestries reported 213,670 95.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,026 47.0   Arab 990 0.4
        Czech¹ 451 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 476 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 172,282 100.0   Dutch 1,483 0.7
Civilian veterans 17,435 10.1   English 20,100 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,196 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 967 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,732 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 47,520 100.0   Greek 468 0.2
With a disability 3,876 8.2   Hungarian 580 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 137,659 100.0   Irish¹ 13,907 6.2
With a disability 23,737 17.2   Italian 4,796 2.1
 Percent employed 60.1 (X)   Lithuanian 285 0.1
No disability 113,922 82.8   Norwegian 1,248 0.6
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 2,844 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 20,021 100.0   Portuguese 244 0.1
With a disability 9,419 47.0   Russian 1,520 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 5,290 2.4
        Scottish 4,197 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 179 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 207,994 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,979 1.8
Same house in 1995 92,014 44.2   Swedish 1,441 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 104,910 50.4   Swiss 511 0.2
 Same county 50,213 24.1   Ukrainian 356 0.2
 Different county 54,697 26.3   United States or American 13,707 6.1
  Same state 21,213 10.2   Welsh 1,194 0.5
  Different state 33,484 16.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 720 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 11,070 5.3   Other ancestries 111,809 50.1
 
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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