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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Atascosa 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 38,628 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,272 100.0   Native 36,647 94.9
Nursery school, preschool 521 4.6       Born in United States 36,334 94.1
Kindergarten 700 6.2           State of residence 31,908 82.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,877 52.1           Different state 4,426 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,991 26.5       Born outside United States 313 0.8
College or graduate school 1,183 10.5   Foreign born 1,981 5.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 538 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 917 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 22,751 100.0       Not a citizen 1,064 2.8
Less than 9th grade 4,163 18.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,756 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,270 32.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,981 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,243 18.6   Europe 77 3.9
Associate degree 935 4.1   Asia 133 6.7
Bachelor's degree 1,560 6.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 824 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,741 87.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.2 (X)   Northern America 30 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,459 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,534 100.0   English only 19,388 54.7
Never married 6,368 22.3   Language other than English 16,071 45.3
Now married, except separated 16,964 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,770 16.3
Separated 788 2.8   Spanish 15,592 44.0
Widowed 1,913 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,690 16.0
 Female 1,474 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 421 1.2
Divorced 2,501 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 0.2
 Female 1,297 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 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 38,628 100.0
           under 18 years 1,455 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,034 93.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 754 51.8   Arab 14 0.0
        Czech¹ 503 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 32 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,352 100.0   Dutch 290 0.8
Civilian veterans 3,285 12.5   English 1,924 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 664 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 67 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,801 9.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,866 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 788 7.3   Hungarian 56 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,164 100.0   Irish¹ 2,490 6.4
With a disability 5,379 26.7   Italian 340 0.9
 Percent employed 56.1 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 14,785 73.3   Norwegian 98 0.3
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Polish 749 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 4,069 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 2,054 50.5   Russian 26 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 435 1.1
        Scottish 319 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,459 100.0   Subsaharan African 26 0.1
Same house in 1995 21,594 60.9   Swedish 107 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,513 38.1   Swiss 24 0.1
 Same county 6,110 17.2   Ukrainian 11 0.0
 Different county 7,403 20.9   United States or American 1,532 4.0
  Same state 6,134 17.3   Welsh 50 0.1
  Different state 1,269 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 66 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 352 1.0   Other ancestries 22,361 57.9
 
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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