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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rowan 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 130,340 100.0
      enrolled in school 31,855 100.0   Native 125,468 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,213 6.9       Born in United States 124,681 95.7
Kindergarten 1,800 5.7           State of residence 94,836 72.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,173 47.6           Different state 29,845 22.9
High school (grades 9-12) 7,051 22.1       Born outside United States 787 0.6
College or graduate school 5,618 17.6   Foreign born 4,872 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,287 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 821 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 86,345 100.0       Not a citizen 4,051 3.1
Less than 9th grade 7,793 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14,485 16.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,964 33.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,872 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,550 20.3   Europe 511 10.5
Associate degree 5,311 6.2   Asia 632 13.0
Bachelor's degree 8,899 10.3   Africa 164 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 3,343 3.9   Oceania 15 0.3
        Latin America 3,491 71.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.2 (X)   Northern America 59 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 121,745 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 103,349 100.0   English only 114,644 94.2
Never married 21,796 21.1   Language other than English 7,101 5.8
Now married, except separated 61,492 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,989 3.3
Separated 2,913 2.8   Spanish 5,170 4.2
Widowed 7,572 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,224 2.6
 Female 6,095 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,231 1.0
Divorced 9,576 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 380 0.3
 Female 5,188 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 576 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 361 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 130,340 100.0
           under 18 years 3,176 100.0     Total ancestries reported 103,532 79.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,792 56.4   Arab 176 0.1
        Czech¹ 77 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 56 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 98,222 100.0   Dutch 2,016 1.5
Civilian veterans 13,994 14.2   English 8,266 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,611 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 336 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,384 14.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,376 100.0   Greek 243 0.2
With a disability 2,619 9.2   Hungarian 236 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 73,587 100.0   Irish¹ 7,400 5.7
With a disability 17,071 23.2   Italian 1,469 1.1
 Percent employed 57.9 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 56,516 76.8   Norwegian 258 0.2
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 869 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 16,824 100.0   Portuguese 89 0.1
With a disability 8,079 48.0   Russian 160 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 4,294 3.3
        Scottish 1,886 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 101 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 121,745 100.0   Subsaharan African 916 0.7
Same house in 1995 70,230 57.7   Swedish 357 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 49,288 40.5   Swiss 226 0.2
 Same county 27,410 22.5   Ukrainian 65 0.0
 Different county 21,878 18.0   United States or American 24,171 18.5
  Same state 12,630 10.4   Welsh 420 0.3
  Different state 9,248 7.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 159 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,227 1.8   Other ancestries 29,276 22.5
 
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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