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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 4,075 100.0
      enrolled in school 848 100.0   Native 4,041 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 56 6.6       Born in United States 4,035 99.0
Kindergarten 58 6.8           State of residence 2,759 67.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 407 48.0           Different state 1,276 31.3
High school (grades 9-12) 264 31.1       Born outside United States 6 0.1
College or graduate school 63 7.4   Foreign born 34 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 2,918 100.0       Not a citizen 12 0.3
Less than 9th grade 176 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 373 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,116 38.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 34 100.0
Some college, no degree 624 21.4   Europe 10 29.4
Associate degree 68 2.3   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 413 14.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 148 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 22 64.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 2 5.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,871 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,365 100.0   English only 3,732 96.4
Never married 463 13.8   Language other than English 139 3.6
Now married, except separated 2,225 66.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 1.3
Separated 42 1.2   Spanish 78 2.0
Widowed 304 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.6
 Female 245 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 59 1.5
Divorced 331 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.6
 Female 170 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.1
                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 4,075 100.0
           under 18 years 42 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,247 79.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 20 47.6   Arab 18 0.4
        Czech¹ 19 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,179 100.0   Dutch 129 3.2
Civilian veterans 516 16.2   English 423 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 116 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 872 21.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 829 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 40 4.8   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,135 100.0   Irish¹ 394 9.7
With a disability 506 23.7   Italian 27 0.7
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,629 76.3   Norwegian 18 0.4
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 16 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 844 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 356 42.2   Russian 33 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 101 2.5
        Scottish 38 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,871 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,615 67.6   Swedish 15 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,253 32.4   Swiss 10 0.2
 Same county 536 13.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 717 18.5   United States or American 521 12.8
  Same state 430 11.1   Welsh 24 0.6
  Different state 287 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 3 0.1   Other ancestries 445 10.9
 
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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