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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ellis 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 27,507 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,329 100.0   Native 26,864 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 368 3.9       Born in United States 26,765 97.3
Kindergarten 379 4.1           State of residence 22,338 81.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,618 28.1           Different state 4,427 16.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,666 17.9       Born outside United States 99 0.4
College or graduate school 4,298 46.1   Foreign born 643 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 432 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 140 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 16,278 100.0       Not a citizen 503 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,171 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 918 5.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,863 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 643 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,867 23.8   Europe 32 5.0
Associate degree 700 4.3   Asia 186 28.9
Bachelor's degree 3,028 18.6   Africa 46 7.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,731 10.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 334 51.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.2 (X)   Northern America 45 7.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,932 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,619 100.0   English only 23,987 92.5
Never married 7,308 32.3   Language other than English 1,945 7.5
Now married, except separated 11,918 52.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 614 2.4
Separated 88 0.4   Spanish 585 2.3
Widowed 1,619 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 228 0.9
 Female 1,352 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,159 4.5
Divorced 1,686 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 307 1.2
 Female 894 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 132 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,507 100.0
           under 18 years 191 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,597 96.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 90 47.1   Arab 39 0.1
        Czech¹ 358 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 258 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,362 100.0   Dutch 382 1.4
Civilian veterans 2,311 10.8   English 1,883 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 675 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 306 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,935 47.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,181 100.0   Greek 37 0.1
With a disability 467 6.5   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,731 100.0   Irish¹ 1,903 6.9
With a disability 1,804 12.2   Italian 201 0.7
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 12,927 87.8   Norwegian 189 0.7
 Percent employed 85.9 (X)   Polish 378 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,662 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.1
With a disability 1,567 42.8   Russian 550 2.0
        Scotch-Irish 290 1.1
        Scottish 447 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,932 100.0   Subsaharan African 57 0.2
Same house in 1995 14,594 56.3   Swedish 432 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,065 42.7   Swiss 146 0.5
 Same county 5,311 20.5   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 5,754 22.2   United States or American 2,325 8.5
  Same state 4,371 16.9   Welsh 168 0.6
  Different state 1,383 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 58 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 273 1.1   Other ancestries 2,531 9.2
 
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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