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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 15,661 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,824 100.0   Native 15,581 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 160 4.2       Born in United States 15,510 99.0
Kindergarten 162 4.2           State of residence 9,867 63.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,138 55.9           Different state 5,643 36.0
High school (grades 9-12) 918 24.0       Born outside United States 71 0.5
College or graduate school 446 11.7   Foreign born 80 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 23 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 57 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,251 100.0       Not a citizen 23 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,010 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,778 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,258 41.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 80 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,926 18.8   Europe 31 38.8
Associate degree 303 3.0   Asia 23 28.7
Bachelor's degree 662 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 314 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 26 32.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,640 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,173 100.0   English only 13,958 95.3
Never married 2,057 16.9   Language other than English 682 4.7
Now married, except separated 7,863 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 335 2.3
Separated 162 1.3   Spanish 50 0.3
Widowed 935 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.2
 Female 721 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 582 4.0
Divorced 1,156 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 313 2.1
 Female 647 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 43 0.3
                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 15,661 100.0
           under 18 years 273 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,324 85.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 112 41.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 43 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 61 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,366 100.0   Dutch 445 2.8
Civilian veterans 1,938 17.1   English 1,925 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 535 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,491 15.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,799 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 263 6.9   Hungarian 16 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,368 100.0   Irish¹ 1,880 12.0
With a disability 1,907 22.8   Italian 233 1.5
 Percent employed 47.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,461 77.2   Norwegian 195 1.2
 Percent employed 74.2 (X)   Polish 117 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,324 100.0   Portuguese 29 0.2
With a disability 1,019 43.8   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 330 2.1
        Scottish 287 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 14,640 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,511 58.1   Swedish 138 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,066 41.4   Swiss 134 0.9
 Same county 2,231 15.2   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 3,835 26.2   United States or American 2,396 15.3
  Same state 2,486 17.0   Welsh 83 0.5
  Different state 1,349 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 63 0.4   Other ancestries 1,907 12.2
 
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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