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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dallas 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 40,750 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,346 100.0   Native 39,121 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 826 8.0       Born in United States 38,959 95.6
Kindergarten 628 6.1           State of residence 30,537 74.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,044 48.8           Different state 8,422 20.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,448 23.7       Born outside United States 162 0.4
College or graduate school 1,400 13.5   Foreign born 1,629 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 847 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 388 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 26,483 100.0       Not a citizen 1,241 3.0
Less than 9th grade 1,065 4.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,705 6.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,662 32.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,629 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,881 22.2   Europe 180 11.0
Associate degree 2,081 7.9   Asia 103 6.3
Bachelor's degree 5,382 20.3   Africa 87 5.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,707 6.4   Oceania 11 0.7
        Latin America 1,206 74.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.5 (X)   Northern America 42 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,444 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,193 100.0   English only 34,948 93.3
Never married 6,747 21.6   Language other than English 2,496 6.7
Now married, except separated 19,703 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,158 3.1
Separated 257 0.8   Spanish 2,004 5.4
Widowed 1,680 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,031 2.8
 Female 1,363 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 379 1.0
Divorced 2,806 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 77 0.2
 Female 1,618 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 76 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,750 100.0
           under 18 years 365 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,221 103.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 178 48.8   Arab 64 0.2
        Czech¹ 396 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,024 2.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,191 100.0   Dutch 1,670 4.1
Civilian veterans 3,719 12.7   English 4,421 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 964 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 107 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,589 30.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,355 100.0   Greek 41 0.1
With a disability 686 7.3   Hungarian 29 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,420 100.0   Irish¹ 5,353 13.1
With a disability 2,678 11.4   Italian 1,074 2.6
 Percent employed 68.4 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 20,742 88.6   Norwegian 1,905 4.7
 Percent employed 86.5 (X)   Polish 481 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,132 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.0
With a disability 1,362 33.0   Russian 100 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 678 1.7
        Scottish 739 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,444 100.0   Subsaharan African 87 0.2
Same house in 1995 19,564 52.2   Swedish 1,861 4.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,436 46.6   Swiss 287 0.7
 Same county 5,735 15.3   Ukrainian 70 0.2
 Different county 11,701 31.2   United States or American 3,042 7.5
  Same state 8,434 22.5   Welsh 482 1.2
  Different state 3,267 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 22 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 444 1.2   Other ancestries 4,693 11.5
 
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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