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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 335,227 100.0
      enrolled in school 109,790 100.0   Native 249,504 74.4
Nursery school, preschool 7,102 6.5       Born in United States 245,275 73.2
Kindergarten 7,554 6.9           State of residence 205,486 61.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 52,200 47.5           Different state 39,789 11.9
High school (grades 9-12) 26,212 23.9       Born outside United States 4,229 1.3
College or graduate school 16,722 15.2   Foreign born 85,723 25.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28,946 8.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 29,571 8.8
  Population 25 years and over 187,064 100.0       Not a citizen 56,152 16.8
Less than 9th grade 54,954 29.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 28,762 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,615 20.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 85,723 100.0
Some college, no degree 32,734 17.5   Europe 841 1.0
Associate degree 8,014 4.3   Asia 1,209 1.4
Bachelor's degree 15,785 8.4   Africa 156 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 9,200 4.9   Oceania 25 0.0
        Latin America 82,816 96.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 55.2 (X)   Northern America 676 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 303,696 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 240,478 100.0   English only 63,824 21.0
Never married 62,105 25.8   Language other than English 239,872 79.0
Now married, except separated 138,651 57.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107,847 35.5
Separated 8,134 3.4   Spanish 237,660 78.3
Widowed 15,406 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107,210 35.3
 Female 12,804 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 961 0.3
Divorced 16,182 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 201 0.1
 Female 9,750 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 971 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 309 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 335,227 100.0
           under 18 years 14,522 100.0     Total ancestries reported 311,484 92.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,530 31.2   Arab 284 0.1
        Czech¹ 504 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 311 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 221,926 100.0   Dutch 1,077 0.3
Civilian veterans 19,394 8.7   English 7,885 2.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,358 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 427 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,707 2.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 97,106 100.0   Greek 104 0.0
With a disability 8,315 8.6   Hungarian 124 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 167,002 100.0   Irish¹ 6,142 1.8
With a disability 40,313 24.1   Italian 1,760 0.5
 Percent employed 49.1 (X)   Lithuanian 46 0.0
No disability 126,689 75.9   Norwegian 1,215 0.4
 Percent employed 61.7 (X)   Polish 1,065 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 36,094 100.0   Portuguese 121 0.0
With a disability 16,764 46.4   Russian 224 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,102 0.6
        Scottish 1,348 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 49 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 303,696 100.0   Subsaharan African 346 0.1
Same house in 1995 177,736 58.5   Swedish 856 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 113,959 37.5   Swiss 242 0.1
 Same county 85,786 28.2   Ukrainian 208 0.1
 Different county 28,173 9.3   United States or American 9,792 2.9
  Same state 15,034 5.0   Welsh 380 0.1
  Different state 13,139 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 121 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 12,001 4.0   Other ancestries 262,686 78.4
 
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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