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Gaston county north carolina dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






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Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school44,264100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,7966.3
Kindergarten2,7116.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)21,89049.5
High school (grades 9-12)9,84722.2
College or graduate school7,02015.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over127,748100.0
Less than 9th grade12,3429.7
9th to 12th grade, no diploma24,18018.9
High school graduate (includes equivalency)37,79629.6
Some college, no degree27,19321.3
Associate degree8,1436.4
Bachelor's degree13,19710.3
Graduate or professional degree4,8973.8
Percent high school graduate or higher71.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher14.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over151,057100.0
Never married31,31120.7
Now married, except separated88,84658.8
Separated4,8003.2
Widowed11,3087.5
Female
9,4356.2
Divorced14,7929.8
Female
8,0495.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years5,021100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,46449.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over143,499100.0
Civilian veterans19,42813.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years40,505100.0
With a disability3,6018.9
Population 21 to 64 years112,252100.0
With a disability26,61623.7
Percent employed
54.1(X)
No disability85,63676.3
Percent employed
79.7(X)
Population 65 years and over22,721100.0
With a disability11,26649.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over177,684100.0
Same house in 1995103,56758.3
Different house in the U.S. in 199570,63839.8
Same county
45,11225.4
Different county
25,52614.4
Same state
14,1648.0
Different state
11,3626.4
Elsewhere in 19953,4792.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population190,365100.0
Native184,05096.7
Born in United States
183,14796.2
State of residence
138,71772.9
Different state
44,43023.3
Born outside United States
9030.5
Foreign born6,3153.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
4,2112.2
Naturalized citizen
1,4550.8
Not a citizen
4,8602.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)6,315100.0
Europe92914.7
Asia1,14518.1
Africa2644.2
Oceania220.3
Latin America3,77059.7
Northern America1852.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over177,684100.0
English only167,52094.3
Language other than English10,1645.7
Speak English less than 'very well
5,1652.9
Spanish
6,7033.8
Speak English less than "very well"
3,8912.2
Other Indo-European languages
2,0221.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4970.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,1610.7
Speak English less than "very well"
6890.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population190,365100.0

Total ancestries reported

145,11576.2
Arab3440.2
Czech11560.1
Danish990.1
Dutch3,1371.6
English12,2946.5
French (except Basque)12,0611.1
French Canadian14610.2
German20,46610.8
Greek2150.1
Hungarian2250.1
Irish114,6217.7
Italian2,4991.3
Lithuanian1050.1
Norwegian5390.3
Polish1,1020.6
Portuguese440.0
Russian3010.2
Scotch-Irish7,1243.7
Scottish3,4981.8
Slovak1510.1
Subsaharan African1,0810.6
Swedish4800.3
Swiss1930.1
Ukrainian1780.1
United States or American32,99317.3
Welsh5320.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1000.1
Other ancestries40,11621.1
(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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