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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nash 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 87,420 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,221 100.0   Native 84,813 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,434 6.5       Born in United States 84,234 96.4
Kindergarten 1,298 5.8           State of residence 67,789 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,676 48.0           Different state 16,445 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 4,888 22.0       Born outside United States 579 0.7
College or graduate school 3,925 17.7   Foreign born 2,607 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,318 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 726 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 57,522 100.0       Not a citizen 1,881 2.2
Less than 9th grade 5,484 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,532 14.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,504 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,607 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,442 18.2   Europe 248 9.5
Associate degree 3,647 6.3   Asia 557 21.4
Bachelor's degree 7,148 12.4   Africa 44 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,765 4.8   Oceania 10 0.4
        Latin America 1,707 65.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.6 (X)   Northern America 41 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 81,664 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 68,788 100.0   English only 76,803 94.0
Never married 16,803 24.4   Language other than English 4,861 6.0
Now married, except separated 38,431 55.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,133 2.6
Separated 2,388 3.5   Spanish 3,310 4.1
Widowed 5,392 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,695 2.1
 Female 4,472 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 757 0.9
Divorced 5,774 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.2
 Female 3,197 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 319 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 179 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 87,420 100.0
           under 18 years 2,227 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,418 80.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 941 42.3   Arab 503 0.6
        Czech¹ 55 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 47 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 65,089 100.0   Dutch 433 0.5
Civilian veterans 8,253 12.7   English 9,048 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 932 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 123 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,588 4.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 19,777 100.0   Greek 63 0.1
With a disability 1,881 9.5   Hungarian 58 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 49,992 100.0   Irish¹ 3,729 4.3
With a disability 11,791 23.6   Italian 1,273 1.5
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 36 0.0
No disability 38,201 76.4   Norwegian 211 0.2
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 373 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 10,481 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.0
With a disability 5,106 48.7   Russian 75 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,340 1.5
        Scottish 1,036 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 63 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 81,664 100.0   Subsaharan African 665 0.8
Same house in 1995 45,702 56.0   Swedish 264 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 35,102 43.0   Swiss 38 0.0
 Same county 19,191 23.5   Ukrainian 14 0.0
 Different county 15,911 19.5   United States or American 13,453 15.4
  Same state 10,549 12.9   Welsh 325 0.4
  Different state 5,362 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 80 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 860 1.1   Other ancestries 32,565 37.3
 
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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