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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 15,912 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,354 100.0   Native 15,748 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 379 8.7       Born in United States 15,659 98.4
Kindergarten 237 5.4           State of residence 12,784 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,834 42.1           Different state 2,875 18.1
High school (grades 9-12) 753 17.3       Born outside United States 89 0.6
College or graduate school 1,151 26.4   Foreign born 164 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 84 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 72 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,227 100.0       Not a citizen 92 0.6
Less than 9th grade 952 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,979 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,789 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 164 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,912 18.7   Europe 15 9.1
Associate degree 444 4.3   Asia 25 15.2
Bachelor's degree 690 6.7   Africa 19 11.6
Graduate or professional degree 461 4.5   Oceania 6 3.7
        Latin America 99 60.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,932 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,587 100.0   English only 14,508 97.2
Never married 3,265 25.9   Language other than English 424 2.8
Now married, except separated 6,578 52.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 160 1.1
Separated 261 2.1   Spanish 263 1.8
Widowed 1,017 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.7
 Female 785 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 132 0.9
Divorced 1,466 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.3
 Female 799 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,912 100.0
           under 18 years 459 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,545 78.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 258 56.2   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,002 100.0   Dutch 123 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,773 14.8   English 855 5.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 242 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 42 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 869 5.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,982 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 421 10.6   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,807 100.0   Irish¹ 1,095 6.9
With a disability 2,150 24.4   Italian 149 0.9
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,657 75.6   Norwegian 34 0.2
 Percent employed 77.2 (X)   Polish 43 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,858 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.2
With a disability 814 43.8   Russian 36 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 261 1.6
        Scottish 293 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,932 100.0   Subsaharan African 214 1.3
Same house in 1995 8,563 57.3   Swedish 46 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,206 41.6   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,468 16.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,738 25.0   United States or American 3,215 20.2
  Same state 2,911 19.5   Welsh 49 0.3
  Different state 827 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 163 1.1   Other ancestries 4,863 30.6
 
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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