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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sampson 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 60,161 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,305 100.0   Native 55,886 92.9
Nursery school, preschool 992 6.9       Born in United States 55,443 92.2
Kindergarten 776 5.4           State of residence 47,166 78.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,307 51.1           Different state 8,277 13.8
High school (grades 9-12) 3,152 22.0       Born outside United States 443 0.7
College or graduate school 2,078 14.5   Foreign born 4,275 7.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,138 5.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 789 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 38,796 100.0       Not a citizen 3,486 5.8
Less than 9th grade 4,587 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,387 19.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,689 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,275 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,428 16.6   Europe 99 2.3
Associate degree 2,411 6.2   Asia 197 4.6
Bachelor's degree 3,039 7.8   Africa 9 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,255 3.2   Oceania 21 0.5
        Latin America 3,911 91.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.1 (X)   Northern America 38 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 55,708 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,028 100.0   English only 49,455 88.8
Never married 11,510 24.5   Language other than English 6,253 11.2
Now married, except separated 26,184 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,551 6.4
Separated 1,445 3.1   Spanish 5,604 10.1
Widowed 4,078 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,282 5.9
 Female 3,447 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 375 0.7
Divorced 3,811 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.2
 Female 1,988 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 198 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 113 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 60,161 100.0
           under 18 years 1,592 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,453 77.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 650 40.8   Arab 63 0.1
        Czech¹ 12 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,585 100.0   Dutch 126 0.2
Civilian veterans 4,773 10.7   English 3,778 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 382 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 62 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,604 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,459 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 1,190 8.8   Hungarian 44 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,904 100.0   Irish¹ 2,125 3.5
With a disability 10,171 30.0   Italian 659 1.1
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 23,733 70.0   Norwegian 80 0.1
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 200 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,693 100.0   Portuguese 42 0.1
With a disability 4,603 59.8   Russian 14 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,211 2.0
        Scottish 781 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 55,708 100.0   Subsaharan African 378 0.6
Same house in 1995 33,550 60.2   Swedish 68 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,341 36.5   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 11,684 21.0   Ukrainian 27 0.0
 Different county 8,657 15.5   United States or American 9,086 15.1
  Same state 6,065 10.9   Welsh 125 0.2
  Different state 2,592 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 102 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,817 3.3   Other ancestries 25,418 42.2
 
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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