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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNorth Carolina

Social Statistics

Gastonia, North Carolina,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school15,938100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,0606.7
Kindergarten9285.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)7,75248.6
High school (grades 9-12)3,56722.4
College or graduate school2,63116.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over43,911100.0
Less than 9th grade4,45210.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma7,74617.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)11,29125.7
Some college, no degree8,82820.1
Associate degree2,7206.2
Bachelor's degree6,39314.6
Graduate or professional degree2,4815.7
Percent high school graduate or higher72.2(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher20.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over52,415100.0
Never married12,64624.1
Now married, except separated28,05053.5
Separated2,1264.1
Widowed4,4778.5
Female
3,7317.1
Divorced5,1169.8
Female
2,9615.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,834100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,02756.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over49,693100.0
Civilian veterans6,64513.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years14,421100.0
With a disability1,2798.9
Population 21 to 64 years37,806100.0
With a disability9,28524.6
Percent employed
49.6(X)
No disability28,52175.4
Percent employed
79.0(X)
Population 65 years and over8,354100.0
With a disability4,31951.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over61,776100.0
Same house in 199532,00051.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199527,41844.4
Same county
17,12027.7
Different county
10,29816.7
Same state
4,6147.5
Different state
5,6849.2
Elsewhere in 19952,3583.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population66,298100.0
Native62,60094.4
Born in United States
62,16493.8
State of residence
43,54765.7
Different state
18,61728.1
Born outside United States
4360.7
Foreign born3,6985.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,7434.1
Naturalized citizen
6371.0
Not a citizen
3,0614.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)3,698100.0
Europe44111.9
Asia43411.7
Africa1413.8
Oceania00.0
Latin America2,57069.5
Northern America1123.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over61,776100.0
English only56,63091.7
Language other than English5,1468.3
Speak English less than 'very well
2,7774.5
Spanish
3,7226.0
Speak English less than "very well"
2,3083.7
Other Indo-European languages
9071.5
Speak English less than "very well"
2370.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3810.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1680.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population66,298100.0

Total ancestries reported

54,86982.8
Arab1660.3
Czech1600.1
Danish380.1
Dutch1,0861.6
English4,2586.4
French (except Basque)18721.3
French Canadian11720.3
German5,9589.0
Greek450.1
Hungarian540.1
Irish14,7077.1
Italian9301.4
Lithuanian330.0
Norwegian1510.2
Polish4000.6
Portuguese360.1
Russian1680.3
Scotch-Irish2,6344.0
Scottish1,1981.8
Slovak460.1
Subsaharan African7911.2
Swedish2120.3
Swiss1130.2
Ukrainian550.1
United States or American9,12813.8
Welsh2280.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)660.1
Other ancestries21,26432.1
(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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