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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houston 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 8,088 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,742 100.0   Native 7,958 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 114 6.5       Born in United States 7,917 97.9
Kindergarten 130 7.5           State of residence 5,598 69.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 936 53.7           Different state 2,319 28.7
High school (grades 9-12) 424 24.3       Born outside United States 41 0.5
College or graduate school 138 7.9   Foreign born 130 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 62 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 37 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 5,539 100.0       Not a citizen 93 1.1
Less than 9th grade 702 12.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 952 17.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,281 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 130 100.0
Some college, no degree 832 15.0   Europe 36 27.7
Associate degree 201 3.6   Asia 27 20.8
Bachelor's degree 409 7.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 162 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 52 40.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.1 (X)   Northern America 15 11.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,552 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,419 100.0   English only 7,346 97.3
Never married 1,083 16.9   Language other than English 206 2.7
Now married, except separated 3,871 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 1.2
Separated 93 1.4   Spanish 118 1.6
Widowed 642 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 59 0.8
 Female 512 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 63 0.8
Divorced 730 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
 Female 371 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,088 100.0
           under 18 years 172 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,305 78.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 90 52.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 3 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,119 100.0   Dutch 124 1.5
Civilian veterans 988 16.1   English 727 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 99 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 813 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,655 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 134 8.1   Hungarian 30 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,495 100.0   Irish¹ 1,184 14.6
With a disability 1,133 25.2   Italian 172 2.1
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,362 74.8   Norwegian 18 0.2
 Percent employed 73.6 (X)   Polish 62 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,220 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 673 55.2   Russian 15 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 276 3.4
        Scottish 198 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,552 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.1
Same house in 1995 4,877 64.6   Swedish 21 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,636 34.9   Swiss 14 0.2
 Same county 1,471 19.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,165 15.4   United States or American 1,435 17.7
  Same state 608 8.1   Welsh 33 0.4
  Different state 557 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 39 0.5   Other ancestries 1,055 13.0
 
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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