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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bell 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 237,974 100.0
      enrolled in school 65,774 100.0   Native 220,652 92.7
Nursery school, preschool 4,507 6.9       Born in United States 208,571 87.6
Kindergarten 4,256 6.5           State of residence 114,111 48.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 29,963 45.6           Different state 94,460 39.7
High school (grades 9-12) 13,181 20.0       Born outside United States 12,081 5.1
College or graduate school 13,867 21.1   Foreign born 17,322 7.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,349 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,278 3.5
  Population 25 years and over 137,430 100.0       Not a citizen 9,044 3.8
Less than 9th grade 7,950 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,131 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,714 27.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 17,322 100.0
Some college, no degree 39,459 28.7   Europe 4,002 23.1
Associate degree 11,968 8.7   Asia 4,941 28.5
Bachelor's degree 18,364 13.4   Africa 378 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 8,844 6.4   Oceania 173 1.0
        Latin America 7,605 43.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 223 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 216,793 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 179,396 100.0   English only 178,356 82.3
Never married 39,895 22.2   Language other than English 38,437 17.7
Now married, except separated 106,925 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,353 5.7
Separated 4,980 2.8   Spanish 26,048 12.0
Widowed 8,790 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,672 4.0
 Female 7,265 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 6,562 3.0
Divorced 18,806 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,311 0.6
 Female 10,206 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,283 2.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,221 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 237,974 100.0
           under 18 years 4,519 100.0     Total ancestries reported 231,686 97.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,401 53.1   Arab 318 0.1
        Czech¹ 4,496 1.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 386 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 144,988 100.0   Dutch 3,076 1.3
Civilian veterans 34,758 24.0   English 15,790 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,624 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,369 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,113 13.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 57,043 100.0   Greek 347 0.1
With a disability 4,868 8.5   Hungarian 335 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 113,399 100.0   Irish¹ 20,581 8.6
With a disability 22,046 19.4   Italian 4,698 2.0
 Percent employed 57.2 (X)   Lithuanian 116 0.0
No disability 91,353 80.6   Norwegian 1,793 0.8
 Percent employed 74.2 (X)   Polish 2,554 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 19,127 100.0   Portuguese 241 0.1
With a disability 8,765 45.8   Russian 348 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 4,278 1.8
        Scottish 3,777 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 82 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 216,793 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,958 0.8
Same house in 1995 85,622 39.5   Swedish 1,673 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 119,780 55.3   Swiss 335 0.1
 Same county 51,960 24.0   Ukrainian 242 0.1
 Different county 67,820 31.3   United States or American 18,488 7.8
  Same state 25,769 11.9   Welsh 924 0.4
  Different state 42,051 19.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,207 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 11,391 5.3   Other ancestries 103,537 43.5
 
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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