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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cameron 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 5,974 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,384 100.0   Native 5,940 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 97 7.0       Born in United States 5,936 99.4
Kindergarten 97 7.0           State of residence 5,235 87.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 712 51.4           Different state 701 11.7
High school (grades 9-12) 383 27.7       Born outside United States 4 0.1
College or graduate school 95 6.9   Foreign born 34 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 28 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 4,150 100.0       Not a citizen 6 0.1
Less than 9th grade 228 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 611 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,075 50.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 34 100.0
Some college, no degree 573 13.8   Europe 31 91.2
Associate degree 161 3.9   Asia 3 8.8
Bachelor's degree 348 8.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 154 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,699 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,830 100.0   English only 5,571 97.8
Never married 1,080 22.4   Language other than English 128 2.2
Now married, except separated 2,722 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.4
Separated 122 2.5   Spanish 48 0.8
Widowed 459 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
 Female 386 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 76 1.3
Divorced 447 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
 Female 203 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                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 5,974 100.0
           under 18 years 90 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,654 111.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 37 41.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 16 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,504 100.0   Dutch 210 3.5
Civilian veterans 800 17.8   English 616 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 87 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,806 30.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,367 100.0   Greek 7 0.1
With a disability 80 5.9   Hungarian 7 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,125 100.0   Irish¹ 886 14.8
With a disability 689 22.0   Italian 716 12.0
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 26 0.4
No disability 2,436 78.0   Norwegian 10 0.2
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 376 6.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,155 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.1
With a disability 498 43.1   Russian 24 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 149 2.5
        Scottish 135 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 36 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 5,699 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,998 70.2   Swedish 201 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,689 29.6   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,053 18.5   Ukrainian 16 0.3
 Different county 636 11.2   United States or American 636 10.6
  Same state 425 7.5   Welsh 59 1.0
  Different state 211 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 12 0.2   Other ancestries 597 10.0
 
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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