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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Forsyth 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 306,067 100.0
      enrolled in school 78,172 100.0   Native 286,231 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 5,797 7.4       Born in United States 284,120 92.8
Kindergarten 4,988 6.4           State of residence 189,314 61.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 33,654 43.1           Different state 94,806 31.0
High school (grades 9-12) 14,983 19.2       Born outside United States 2,111 0.7
College or graduate school 18,750 24.0   Foreign born 19,836 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13,037 4.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,942 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 204,081 100.0       Not a citizen 15,894 5.2
Less than 9th grade 12,943 6.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 23,805 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 55,000 27.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 19,836 100.0
Some college, no degree 41,327 20.3   Europe 2,224 11.2
Associate degree 12,482 6.1   Asia 2,750 13.9
Bachelor's degree 39,146 19.2   Africa 422 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 19,378 9.5   Oceania 23 0.1
        Latin America 13,693 69.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 724 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 285,762 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 243,786 100.0   English only 259,565 90.8
Never married 62,619 25.7   Language other than English 26,197 9.2
Now married, except separated 133,927 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,180 5.3
Separated 7,031 2.9   Spanish 19,294 6.8
Widowed 16,531 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,913 4.5
 Female 13,882 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 4,026 1.4
Divorced 23,678 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 969 0.3
 Female 14,058 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,353 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,158 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 306,067 100.0
           under 18 years 5,424 100.0     Total ancestries reported 281,624 92.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,725 50.2   Arab 721 0.2
        Czech¹ 554 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 425 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 232,840 100.0   Dutch 3,917 1.3
Civilian veterans 28,853 12.4   English 33,208 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,069 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 978 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 35,858 11.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 65,280 100.0   Greek 1,327 0.4
With a disability 4,552 7.0   Hungarian 596 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 179,830 100.0   Irish¹ 21,723 7.1
With a disability 30,514 17.0   Italian 6,768 2.2
 Percent employed 59.4 (X)   Lithuanian 218 0.1
No disability 149,316 83.0   Norwegian 1,217 0.4
 Percent employed 79.6 (X)   Polish 3,943 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 36,682 100.0   Portuguese 294 0.1
With a disability 15,060 41.1   Russian 1,033 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 8,532 2.8
        Scottish 6,644 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 287 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 285,762 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,100 0.7
Same house in 1995 149,982 52.5   Swedish 1,243 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 127,441 44.6   Swiss 539 0.2
 Same county 71,287 24.9   Ukrainian 455 0.1
 Different county 56,154 19.7   United States or American 34,436 11.3
  Same state 24,825 8.7   Welsh 1,948 0.6
  Different state 31,329 11.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 649 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 8,339 2.9   Other ancestries 106,942 34.9
 
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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