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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hidalgo 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 5,932 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,699 100.0   Native 5,275 88.9
Nursery school, preschool 84 4.9       Born in United States 5,240 88.3
Kindergarten 141 8.3           State of residence 3,210 54.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 852 50.1           Different state 2,030 34.2
High school (grades 9-12) 506 29.8       Born outside United States 35 0.6
College or graduate school 116 6.8   Foreign born 657 11.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 231 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 244 4.1
  Population 25 years and over 3,596 100.0       Not a citizen 413 7.0
Less than 9th grade 642 17.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 480 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,328 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 657 100.0
Some college, no degree 696 19.4   Europe 13 2.0
Associate degree 94 2.6   Asia 5 0.8
Bachelor's degree 224 6.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 132 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 639 97.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,473 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,395 100.0   English only 3,086 56.4
Never married 1,032 23.5   Language other than English 2,387 43.6
Now married, except separated 2,446 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 856 15.6
Separated 76 1.7   Spanish 2,371 43.3
Widowed 317 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 850 15.5
 Female 227 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 14 0.3
Divorced 524 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 284 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,932 100.0
           under 18 years 131 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,597 94.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 60 45.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 13 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 28 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,045 100.0   Dutch 11 0.2
Civilian veterans 551 13.6   English 349 5.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 85 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 417 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,652 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 105 6.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,982 100.0   Irish¹ 409 6.9
With a disability 813 27.3   Italian 56 0.9
 Percent employed 49.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,169 72.7   Norwegian 48 0.8
 Percent employed 66.0 (X)   Polish 8 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 751 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 398 53.0   Russian 3 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 42 0.7
        Scottish 68 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,473 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,526 64.4   Swedish 22 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,834 33.5   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 982 17.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 852 15.6   United States or American 410 6.9
  Same state 233 4.3   Welsh 14 0.2
  Different state 619 11.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 113 2.1   Other ancestries 3,600 60.7
 
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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