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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Swain 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 12,968 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,071 100.0   Native 12,843 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 224 7.3       Born in United States 12,822 98.9
Kindergarten 218 7.1           State of residence 9,472 73.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,394 45.4           Different state 3,350 25.8
High school (grades 9-12) 797 26.0       Born outside United States 21 0.2
College or graduate school 438 14.3   Foreign born 125 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 59 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,739 100.0       Not a citizen 66 0.5
Less than 9th grade 885 10.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,692 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,635 30.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 125 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,700 19.5   Europe 41 32.8
Associate degree 614 7.0   Asia 22 17.6
Bachelor's degree 851 9.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 362 4.1   Oceania 3 2.4
        Latin America 59 47.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,193 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,384 100.0   English only 11,550 94.7
Never married 2,012 19.4   Language other than English 643 5.3
Now married, except separated 6,102 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 177 1.5
Separated 282 2.7   Spanish 171 1.4
Widowed 765 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.6
 Female 665 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 81 0.7
Divorced 1,223 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
 Female 646 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,968 100.0
           under 18 years 383 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,782 75.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 228 59.5   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,812 100.0   Dutch 194 1.5
Civilian veterans 1,423 14.5   English 775 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 232 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 908 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,989 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 244 8.2   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,130 100.0   Irish¹ 1,088 8.4
With a disability 2,013 28.2   Italian 151 1.2
 Percent employed 52.2 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.2
No disability 5,117 71.8   Norwegian 52 0.4
 Percent employed 72.9 (X)   Polish 45 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,848 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 966 52.3   Russian 28 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 685 5.3
        Scottish 219 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,193 100.0   Subsaharan African 15 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,169 67.0   Swedish 45 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,937 32.3   Swiss 12 0.1
 Same county 1,707 14.0   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,230 18.3   United States or American 1,355 10.4
  Same state 1,136 9.3   Welsh 15 0.1
  Different state 1,094 9.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 87 0.7   Other ancestries 3,845 29.6
 
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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