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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Yancey 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 17,774 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,307 100.0   Native 17,284 97.2
Nursery school, preschool 99 3.0       Born in United States 17,225 96.9
Kindergarten 203 6.1           State of residence 13,408 75.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,807 54.6           Different state 3,817 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 754 22.8       Born outside United States 59 0.3
College or graduate school 444 13.4   Foreign born 490 2.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 387 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 100 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 12,709 100.0       Not a citizen 390 2.2
Less than 9th grade 1,513 11.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,154 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,687 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 490 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,041 16.1   Europe 94 19.2
Associate degree 646 5.1   Asia 18 3.7
Bachelor's degree 1,130 8.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 538 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 364 74.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.1 (X)   Northern America 14 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,800 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,653 100.0   English only 16,150 96.1
Never married 2,369 16.2   Language other than English 650 3.9
Now married, except separated 9,416 64.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 381 2.3
Separated 362 2.5   Spanish 527 3.1
Widowed 1,238 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 348 2.1
 Female 1,027 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 93 0.6
Divorced 1,268 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 648 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 23 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,774 100.0
           under 18 years 290 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,579 70.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 156 53.8   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 9 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,992 100.0   Dutch 160 0.9
Civilian veterans 1,952 14.0   English 1,599 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 141 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 18 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,143 6.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,409 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 341 10.0   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,160 100.0   Irish¹ 1,377 7.7
With a disability 2,570 25.3   Italian 170 1.0
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.1
No disability 7,590 74.7   Norwegian 44 0.2
 Percent employed 72.9 (X)   Polish 105 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,110 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,595 51.3   Russian 41 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,085 6.1
        Scottish 472 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,800 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,155 66.4   Swedish 102 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,254 31.3   Swiss 35 0.2
 Same county 2,941 17.5   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,313 13.8   United States or American 4,080 23.0
  Same state 1,175 7.0   Welsh 77 0.4
  Different state 1,138 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 391 2.3   Other ancestries 1,836 10.3
 
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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