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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wake 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 627,846 100.0
      enrolled in school 178,475 100.0   Native 567,244 90.3
Nursery school, preschool 13,881 7.8       Born in United States 560,603 89.3
Kindergarten 9,661 5.4           State of residence 295,501 47.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 72,754 40.8           Different state 265,102 42.2
High school (grades 9-12) 30,466 17.1       Born outside United States 6,641 1.1
College or graduate school 51,713 29.0   Foreign born 60,602 9.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 38,994 6.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 16,362 2.6
  Population 25 years and over 403,481 100.0       Not a citizen 44,240 7.0
Less than 9th grade 15,158 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 27,928 6.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 71,648 17.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 60,602 100.0
Some college, no degree 80,950 20.1   Europe 8,958 14.8
Associate degree 30,768 7.6   Asia 18,656 30.8
Bachelor's degree 119,389 29.6   Africa 5,351 8.8
Graduate or professional degree 57,640 14.3   Oceania 316 0.5
        Latin America 24,167 39.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.3 (X)   Northern America 3,154 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 43.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 582,978 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 493,193 100.0   English only 511,976 87.8
Never married 143,056 29.0   Language other than English 71,002 12.2
Now married, except separated 278,212 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32,467 5.6
Separated 11,725 2.4   Spanish 33,840 5.8
Widowed 19,422 3.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,542 3.5
 Female 16,179 3.3   Other Indo-European languages 18,517 3.2
Divorced 40,778 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,531 0.8
 Female 24,645 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12,521 2.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,697 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 627,846 100.0
           under 18 years 8,575 100.0     Total ancestries reported 631,507 100.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,603 42.0   Arab 4,569 0.7
        Czech¹ 2,367 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,920 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 469,945 100.0   Dutch 7,104 1.1
Civilian veterans 51,377 10.9   English 80,938 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,770 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,547 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 75,699 12.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 139,297 100.0   Greek 2,267 0.4
With a disability 9,335 6.7   Hungarian 2,237 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 392,854 100.0   Irish¹ 60,972 9.7
With a disability 50,970 13.0   Italian 27,275 4.3
 Percent employed 66.1 (X)   Lithuanian 1,087 0.2
No disability 341,884 87.0   Norwegian 4,516 0.7
 Percent employed 82.5 (X)   Polish 13,783 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 44,017 100.0   Portuguese 930 0.1
With a disability 17,479 39.7   Russian 4,761 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 20,488 3.3
        Scottish 18,188 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,381 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 582,978 100.0   Subsaharan African 7,730 1.2
Same house in 1995 243,184 41.7   Swedish 5,954 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 313,756 53.8   Swiss 1,556 0.2
 Same county 150,109 25.7   Ukrainian 1,780 0.3
 Different county 163,647 28.1   United States or American 56,221 9.0
  Same state 58,688 10.1   Welsh 4,639 0.7
  Different state 104,959 18.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,333 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 26,038 4.5   Other ancestries 202,495 32.3
 
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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