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Mecklenburg county north carolina dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, definitions, and count corrections see http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/datanotes/expsf3.htm.


Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school183,309100.0
Nursery school, preschool15,8328.6
Kindergarten10,0815.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)80,07243.7
High school (grades 9-12)34,86219.0
College or graduate school42,46223.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over455,163100.0
Less than 9th grade20,1524.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma42,5419.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)90,54319.9
Some college, no degree102,24422.5
Associate degree30,7266.8
Bachelor's degree121,25626.6
Graduate or professional degree47,70110.5
Percent high school graduate or higher86.2(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher37.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over546,930100.0
Never married165,92730.3
Now married, except separated289,83953.0
Separated15,1492.8
Widowed26,7654.9
Female
22,0254.0
Divorced49,2509.0
Female
29,5305.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years12,698100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren5,98547.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over521,693100.0
Civilian veterans57,55111.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years150,349100.0
With a disability11,9928.0
Population 21 to 64 years432,554100.0
With a disability69,30916.0
Percent employed
66.5(X)
No disability363,24584.0
Percent employed
80.9(X)
Population 65 years and over56,103100.0
With a disability22,92340.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over645,187100.0
Same house in 1995281,12543.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995337,11552.3
Same county
169,94426.3
Different county
167,17125.9
Same state
40,9726.4
Different state
126,19919.6
Elsewhere in 199526,9474.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population695,454100.0
Native627,10590.2
Born in United States
620,46389.2
State of residence
321,09346.2
Different state
299,37043.0
Born outside United States
6,6421.0
Foreign born68,3499.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
42,4286.1
Naturalized citizen
19,8102.8
Not a citizen
48,5397.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)68,349100.0
Europe9,46913.9
Asia18,39226.9
Africa5,0967.5
Oceania3420.5
Latin America33,06048.4
Northern America1,9902.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over645,187100.0
English only560,78786.9
Language other than English84,40013.1
Speak English less than 'very well
43,3266.7
Spanish
45,0647.0
Speak English less than "very well"
27,5284.3
Other Indo-European languages
18,8602.9
Speak English less than "very well"
5,8350.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
14,5462.3
Speak English less than "very well"
8,1291.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population695,454100.0

Total ancestries reported

678,13697.5
Arab3,9300.6
Czech12,2100.3
Danish1,1430.2
Dutch8,1681.2
English64,7999.3
French (except Basque)113,5812.0
French Canadian12,9890.4
German79,01511.4
Greek4,2860.6
Hungarian2,3170.3
Irish159,8728.6
Italian24,8903.6
Lithuanian9250.1
Norwegian3,7260.5
Polish11,5731.7
Portuguese8120.1
Russian4,3180.6
Scotch-Irish29,2524.2
Scottish17,2072.5
Slovak1,4050.2
Subsaharan African9,6931.4
Swedish5,1810.7
Swiss1,4060.2
Ukrainian1,5450.2
United States or American52,1627.5
Welsh4,4120.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,9570.4
Other ancestries264,36238.0
(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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