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Social Statistics

North Carolina

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school2,043,225100.0
Nursery school, preschool135,3156.6
Kindergarten114,7135.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)913,17344.7
High school (grades 9-12)417,74920.4
College or graduate school462,27522.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over5,282,994100.0
Less than 9th grade413,4957.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma741,22914.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,502,97828.4
Some college, no degree1,080,50420.5
Associate degree358,0756.8
Bachelor's degree808,07015.3
Graduate or professional degree378,6437.2
Percent high school graduate or higher78.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher22.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over6,393,707100.0
Never married1,595,46925.0
Now married, except separated3,596,83856.3
Separated192,3833.0
Widowed432,2996.8
Female
358,7405.6
Divorced576,7189.0
Female
327,0025.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years160,576100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren79,81049.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over5,997,177100.0
Civilian veterans792,64613.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,749,742100.0
With a disability147,8838.5
Population 21 to 64 years4,642,863100.0
With a disability969,69420.9
Percent employed
57.9(X)
No disability3,673,16979.1
Percent employed
78.7(X)
Population 65 years and over924,128100.0
With a disability422,78845.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over7,513,165100.0
Same house in 19953,980,19753.0
Different house in the U.S. in 19953,336,63144.4
Same county
1,678,62922.3
Different county
1,658,00222.1
Same state
738,6669.8
Different state
919,33612.2
Elsewhere in 1995196,3372.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population8,049,313100.0
Native7,619,31394.7
Born in United States
7,548,43393.8
State of residence
5,073,06663.0
Different state
2,475,36730.8
Born outside United States
70,8800.9
Foreign born430,0005.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
268,3573.3
Naturalized citizen
112,8221.4
Not a citizen
317,1783.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)430,000100.0
Europe60,22214.0
Asia93,13321.7
Africa20,3694.7
Oceania1,8250.4
Latin America239,85355.8
Northern America14,5983.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over7,513,165100.0
English only6,909,64892.0
Language other than English603,5178.0
Speak English less than 'very well
297,8584.0
Spanish
378,9425.0
Speak English less than "very well"
218,7922.9
Other Indo-European languages
119,9611.6
Speak English less than "very well"
32,0410.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
78,2461.0
Speak English less than "very well"
39,0650.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population8,049,313100.0

Total ancestries reported

6,982,68086.7
Arab19,5800.2
Czech114,6610.2
Danish11,0930.1
Dutch93,6991.2
English767,7499.5
French (except Basque)1127,6791.6
French Canadian129,2150.4
German762,3879.5
Greek19,1460.2
Hungarian16,1000.2
Irish1596,2197.4
Italian181,9822.3
Lithuanian6,6350.1
Norwegian32,6270.4
Polish87,9681.1
Portuguese7,2940.1
Russian25,3630.3
Scotch-Irish255,8253.2
Scottish177,5462.2
Slovak7,2990.1
Subsaharan African61,7980.8
Swedish40,6970.5
Swiss12,2110.2
Ukrainian9,6070.1
United States or American1,115,40113.9
Welsh38,2870.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)15,9150.2
Other ancestries2,448,69730.4
(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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