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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Watauga 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 42,695 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,832 100.0   Native 41,869 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 525 3.1       Born in United States 41,473 97.1
Kindergarten 372 2.2           State of residence 26,671 62.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,307 19.6           Different state 14,802 34.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,676 10.0       Born outside United States 396 0.9
College or graduate school 10,952 65.1   Foreign born 826 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 441 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 231 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 23,939 100.0       Not a citizen 595 1.4
Less than 9th grade 1,914 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,481 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,718 23.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 826 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,409 18.4   Europe 304 36.8
Associate degree 1,459 6.1   Asia 184 22.3
Bachelor's degree 4,489 18.8   Africa 29 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,469 14.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 231 28.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.6 (X)   Northern America 78 9.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 33.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 41,021 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,027 100.0   English only 39,132 95.4
Never married 14,614 39.5   Language other than English 1,889 4.6
Now married, except separated 17,623 47.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 433 1.1
Separated 463 1.3   Spanish 914 2.2
Widowed 1,661 4.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 251 0.6
 Female 1,405 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 768 1.9
Divorced 2,666 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 100 0.2
 Female 1,493 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 122 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,695 100.0
           under 18 years 375 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,321 89.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 46.1   Arab 118 0.3
        Czech¹ 83 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 63 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,776 100.0   Dutch 743 1.7
Civilian veterans 3,736 10.4   English 6,350 14.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,035 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 170 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,163 14.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,511 100.0   Greek 202 0.5
With a disability 882 7.7   Hungarian 36 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,694 100.0   Irish¹ 4,040 9.5
With a disability 3,519 14.3   Italian 1,378 3.2
 Percent employed 58.5 (X)   Lithuanian 29 0.1
No disability 21,175 85.7   Norwegian 393 0.9
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 514 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,577 100.0   Portuguese 22 0.1
With a disability 1,937 42.3   Russian 129 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,685 6.3
        Scottish 2,045 4.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 41,021 100.0   Subsaharan African 49 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,095 46.5   Swedish 565 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,264 51.8   Swiss 156 0.4
 Same county 6,622 16.1   Ukrainian 54 0.1
 Different county 14,642 35.7   United States or American 5,530 13.0
  Same state 9,126 22.2   Welsh 291 0.7
  Different state 5,516 13.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 57 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 662 1.6   Other ancestries 5,410 12.7
 
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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