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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNorth Carolina

Social Statistics

Asheville, North Carolina

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school15,637100.0
Nursery school, preschool9095.8
Kindergarten7124.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)6,46341.3
High school (grades 9-12)2,89818.5
College or graduate school4,65529.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over48,306100.0
Less than 9th grade3,0216.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,54211.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)11,42823.7
Some college, no degree10,47221.7
Associate degree3,1646.5
Bachelor's degree9,46719.6
Graduate or professional degree5,21210.8
Percent high school graduate or higher82.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher30.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over57,701100.0
Never married16,81929.1
Now married, except separated27,03246.8
Separated1,5782.7
Widowed5,4069.4
Female
4,4607.7
Divorced6,86611.9
Female
4,1037.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,080100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren53549.5
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over55,512100.0
Civilian veterans7,95314.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years12,631100.0
With a disability9187.3
Population 21 to 64 years39,295100.0
With a disability7,76419.8
Percent employed
51.4(X)
No disability31,53180.2
Percent employed
80.4(X)
Population 65 years and over12,118100.0
With a disability5,15342.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over65,353100.0
Same house in 199531,07647.6
Different house in the U.S. in 199532,64149.9
Same county
16,62225.4
Different county
16,01924.5
Same state
6,0879.3
Different state
9,93215.2
Elsewhere in 19951,6362.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population68,952100.0
Native65,34594.8
Born in United States
64,77093.9
State of residence
37,73454.7
Different state
27,03639.2
Born outside United States
5750.8
Foreign born3,6075.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,0603.0
Naturalized citizen
1,1981.7
Not a citizen
2,4093.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)3,607100.0
Europe1,14231.7
Asia60616.8
Africa712.0
Oceania160.4
Latin America1,61744.8
Northern America1554.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over65,353100.0
English only59,99891.8
Language other than English5,3558.2
Speak English less than 'very well
2,4933.8
Spanish
3,0044.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,5622.4
Other Indo-European languages
1,6592.5
Speak English less than "very well"
6591.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
5040.8
Speak English less than "very well"
2020.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population68,952100.0

Total ancestries reported

67,25997.5
Arab820.1
Czech11690.2
Danish1060.2
Dutch1,2371.8
English9,41913.7
French (except Basque)11,4792.1
French Canadian13550.5
German7,93311.5
Greek2670.4
Hungarian2750.4
Irish17,35610.7
Italian1,8002.6
Lithuanian1580.2
Norwegian4400.6
Polish9381.4
Portuguese830.1
Russian4360.6
Scotch-Irish3,8605.6
Scottish2,6393.8
Slovak820.1
Subsaharan African5830.8
Swedish5060.7
Swiss2520.4
Ukrainian4210.6
United States or American6,8009.9
Welsh7341.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1030.1
Other ancestries18,74627.2
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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