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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 15,904 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,521 100.0   Native 15,776 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 188 5.3       Born in United States 15,724 98.9
Kindergarten 236 6.7           State of residence 9,927 62.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,739 49.4           Different state 5,797 36.4
High school (grades 9-12) 915 26.0       Born outside United States 52 0.3
College or graduate school 443 12.6   Foreign born 128 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 97 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 10,758 100.0       Not a citizen 106 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,417 13.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,342 21.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,036 37.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 128 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,602 14.9   Europe 21 16.4
Associate degree 523 4.9   Asia 38 29.7
Bachelor's degree 583 5.4   Africa 5 3.9
Graduate or professional degree 255 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 64 50.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,001 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,875 100.0   English only 14,716 98.1
Never married 2,391 18.6   Language other than English 285 1.9
Now married, except separated 7,816 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.7
Separated 197 1.5   Spanish 210 1.4
Widowed 1,247 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.4
 Female 1,070 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 45 0.3
Divorced 1,224 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.2
 Female 626 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,904 100.0
           under 18 years 258 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,045 56.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 143 55.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,134 100.0   Dutch 191 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,547 12.7   English 886 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 157 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 469 2.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,480 100.0   Greek 49 0.3
With a disability 289 8.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,909 100.0   Irish¹ 1,203 7.6
With a disability 2,532 28.4   Italian 102 0.6
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,377 71.6   Norwegian 53 0.3
 Percent employed 72.7 (X)   Polish 27 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,413 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,281 53.1   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 113 0.7
        Scottish 161 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,001 100.0   Subsaharan African 35 0.2
Same house in 1995 9,798 65.3   Swedish 30 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,108 34.1   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,435 22.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,673 11.2   United States or American 3,306 20.8
  Same state 892 5.9   Welsh 8 0.1
  Different state 781 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 95 0.6   Other ancestries 2,229 14.0
 
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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