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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Raleigh 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 79,220 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,797 100.0   Native 78,275 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 894 5.0       Born in United States 77,845 98.3
Kindergarten 1,019 5.7           State of residence 63,147 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,995 44.9           Different state 14,698 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,201 23.6       Born outside United States 430 0.5
College or graduate school 3,688 20.7   Foreign born 945 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 332 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 442 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 55,201 100.0       Not a citizen 503 0.6
Less than 9th grade 5,774 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,705 17.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,991 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 945 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,228 18.5   Europe 223 23.6
Associate degree 2,512 4.6   Asia 508 53.8
Bachelor's degree 4,411 8.0   Africa 54 5.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,580 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 29 3.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 131 13.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 74,888 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 65,236 100.0   English only 72,162 96.4
Never married 12,765 19.6   Language other than English 2,726 3.6
Now married, except separated 39,342 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 803 1.1
Separated 931 1.4   Spanish 1,162 1.6
Widowed 6,112 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 372 0.5
 Female 5,228 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,002 1.3
Divorced 6,086 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 245 0.3
 Female 3,267 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 430 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 171 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 79,220 100.0
           under 18 years 1,327 100.0     Total ancestries reported 59,406 75.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 759 57.2   Arab 190 0.2
        Czech¹ 192 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 50 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 61,976 100.0   Dutch 1,437 1.8
Civilian veterans 8,703 14.0   English 6,852 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,007 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 154 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,692 8.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,617 100.0   Greek 197 0.2
With a disability 1,388 8.9   Hungarian 172 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 44,186 100.0   Irish¹ 6,938 8.8
With a disability 11,578 26.2   Italian 2,421 3.1
 Percent employed 35.3 (X)   Lithuanian 54 0.1
No disability 32,608 73.8   Norwegian 78 0.1
 Percent employed 69.5 (X)   Polish 879 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 11,790 100.0   Portuguese 34 0.0
With a disability 6,069 51.5   Russian 130 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,192 1.5
        Scottish 1,046 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 45 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 74,888 100.0   Subsaharan African 112 0.1
Same house in 1995 46,702 62.4   Swedish 202 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,760 37.1   Swiss 63 0.1
 Same county 16,519 22.1   Ukrainian 96 0.1
 Different county 11,241 15.0   United States or American 16,963 21.4
  Same state 4,811 6.4   Welsh 313 0.4
  Different state 6,430 8.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 426 0.6   Other ancestries 11,876 15.0
 
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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