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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bowie 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 89,306 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,200 100.0   Native 87,974 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,340 6.0       Born in United States 87,516 98.0
Kindergarten 1,357 6.1           State of residence 56,830 63.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,408 46.9           Different state 30,686 34.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,869 26.4       Born outside United States 458 0.5
College or graduate school 3,226 14.5   Foreign born 1,332 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 536 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 528 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 58,767 100.0       Not a citizen 804 0.9
Less than 9th grade 4,393 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,954 15.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18,711 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,332 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,201 24.2   Europe 213 16.0
Associate degree 3,028 5.2   Asia 271 20.3
Bachelor's degree 5,959 10.1   Africa 25 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 3,521 6.0   Oceania 12 0.9
        Latin America 722 54.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.3 (X)   Northern America 89 6.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 83,487 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 70,974 100.0   English only 78,919 94.5
Never married 15,445 21.8   Language other than English 4,568 5.5
Now married, except separated 39,625 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,221 1.5
Separated 2,345 3.3   Spanish 3,524 4.2
Widowed 5,870 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 910 1.1
 Female 4,913 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 621 0.7
Divorced 7,689 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 191 0.2
 Female 4,298 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 347 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 89,306 100.0
           under 18 years 2,175 100.0     Total ancestries reported 69,544 77.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,319 60.6   Arab 25 0.0
        Czech¹ 251 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 150 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 67,025 100.0   Dutch 1,142 1.3
Civilian veterans 10,020 14.9   English 6,095 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,638 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 251 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,021 6.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 19,725 100.0   Greek 114 0.1
With a disability 1,825 9.3   Hungarian 34 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 45,971 100.0   Irish¹ 8,517 9.5
With a disability 10,911 23.7   Italian 1,043 1.2
 Percent employed 51.0 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 35,060 76.3   Norwegian 269 0.3
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 439 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 11,420 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.0
With a disability 5,548 48.6   Russian 70 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,738 1.9
        Scottish 976 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 83,487 100.0   Subsaharan African 511 0.6
Same house in 1995 44,044 52.8   Swedish 285 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 38,932 46.6   Swiss 97 0.1
 Same county 21,774 26.1   Ukrainian 19 0.0
 Different county 17,158 20.6   United States or American 12,295 13.8
  Same state 8,040 9.6   Welsh 324 0.4
  Different state 9,118 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 120 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 511 0.6   Other ancestries 27,061 30.3
 
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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