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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chambers County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 36,583 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,386 100.0   Native 36,289 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 716 8.5       Born in United States 36,217 99.0
Kindergarten 574 6.8           State of residence 28,474 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,970 47.3           Different state 7,743 21.2
High school (grades 9-12) 2,004 23.9       Born outside United States 72 0.2
College or graduate school 1,122 13.4   Foreign born 294 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 147 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 24,497 100.0       Not a citizen 231 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,057 12.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,721 23.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,863 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 294 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,403 18.0   Europe 108 36.7
Associate degree 1,114 4.5   Asia 32 10.9
Bachelor's degree 1,553 6.3   Africa 17 5.8
Graduate or professional degree 786 3.2   Oceania 25 8.5
        Latin America 86 29.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.2 (X)   Northern America 26 8.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,148 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,091 100.0   English only 33,350 97.7
Never married 6,856 23.6   Language other than English 798 2.3
Now married, except separated 14,967 51.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 241 0.7
Separated 845 2.9   Spanish 450 1.3
Widowed 2,916 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 0.5
 Female 2,472 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 321 0.9
Divorced 3,507 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 85 0.2
 Female 1,907 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 20 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,583 100.0
           under 18 years 1,249 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,038 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 600 48.0   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 9 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,543 100.0   Dutch 267 0.7
Civilian veterans 3,707 13.5   English 1,761 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 235 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 51 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,086 3.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,983 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 691 8.7   Hungarian 13 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,065 100.0   Irish¹ 2,082 5.7
With a disability 5,770 28.8   Italian 190 0.5
 Percent employed 51.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 14,295 71.2   Norwegian 30 0.1
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 43 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 5,605 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,746 49.0   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 337 0.9
        Scottish 385 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,148 100.0   Subsaharan African 215 0.6
Same house in 1995 21,717 63.6   Swedish 48 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,280 36.0   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 8,281 24.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,999 11.7   United States or American 8,485 23.2
  Same state 1,751 5.1   Welsh 69 0.2
  Different state 2,248 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 41 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 151 0.4   Other ancestries 12,658 34.6
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (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. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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