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Watauga 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 school16,832100.0
Nursery school, preschool5253.1
Kindergarten3722.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,30719.6
High school (grades 9-12)1,67610.0
College or graduate school10,95265.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over23,939100.0
Less than 9th grade1,9148.0
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,48110.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,71823.9
Some college, no degree4,40918.4
Associate degree1,4596.1
Bachelor's degree4,48918.8
Graduate or professional degree3,46914.5
Percent high school graduate or higher81.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher33.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over37,027100.0
Never married14,61439.5
Now married, except separated17,62347.6
Separated4631.3
Widowed1,6614.5
Female
1,4053.8
Divorced2,6667.2
Female
1,4934.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years375100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren17346.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over35,776100.0
Civilian veterans3,73610.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years11,511100.0
With a disability8827.7
Population 21 to 64 years24,694100.0
With a disability3,51914.3
Percent employed
58.5(X)
No disability21,17585.7
Percent employed
76.6(X)
Population 65 years and over4,577100.0
With a disability1,93742.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over41,021100.0
Same house in 199519,09546.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199521,26451.8
Same county
6,62216.1
Different county
14,64235.7
Same state
9,12622.2
Different state
5,51613.4
Elsewhere in 19956621.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population42,695100.0
Native41,86998.1
Born in United States
41,47397.1
State of residence
26,67162.5
Different state
14,80234.7
Born outside United States
3960.9
Foreign born8261.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
4411.0
Naturalized citizen
2310.5
Not a citizen
5951.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)826100.0
Europe30436.8
Asia18422.3
Africa293.5
Oceania00.0
Latin America23128.0
Northern America789.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over41,021100.0
English only39,13295.4
Language other than English1,8894.6
Speak English less than 'very well
4331.1
Spanish
9142.2
Speak English less than "very well"
2510.6
Other Indo-European languages
7681.9
Speak English less than "very well"
1000.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1220.3
Speak English less than "very well"
660.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population42,695100.0

Total ancestries reported

38,32189.8
Arab1180.3
Czech1830.2
Danish630.1
Dutch7431.7
English6,35014.9
French (except Basque)11,0352.4
French Canadian11700.4
German6,16314.4
Greek2020.5
Hungarian360.1
Irish14,0409.5
Italian1,3783.2
Lithuanian290.1
Norwegian3930.9
Polish5141.2
Portuguese220.1
Russian1290.3
Scotch-Irish2,6856.3
Scottish2,0454.8
Slovak110.0
Subsaharan African490.1
Swedish5651.3
Swiss1560.4
Ukrainian540.1
United States or American5,53013.0
Welsh2910.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)570.1
Other ancestries5,41012.7
(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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