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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Comal 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 78,021 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,006 100.0   Native 74,300 95.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,226 6.5       Born in United States 73,113 93.7
Kindergarten 1,048 5.5           State of residence 52,259 67.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,412 49.5           Different state 20,854 26.7
High school (grades 9-12) 4,879 25.7       Born outside United States 1,187 1.5
College or graduate school 2,441 12.8   Foreign born 3,721 4.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,271 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,540 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 52,549 100.0       Not a citizen 2,181 2.8
Less than 9th grade 3,764 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,719 9.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,948 28.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,721 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,672 24.1   Europe 728 19.6
Associate degree 2,694 5.1   Asia 314 8.4
Bachelor's degree 9,180 17.5   Africa 55 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 4,572 8.7   Oceania 36 1.0
        Latin America 2,506 67.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 82 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 73,182 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 61,687 100.0   English only 58,857 80.4
Never married 11,795 19.1   Language other than English 14,325 19.6
Now married, except separated 39,015 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,596 6.3
Separated 863 1.4   Spanish 11,986 16.4
Widowed 4,182 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,077 5.6
 Female 3,398 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,990 2.7
Divorced 5,832 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 377 0.5
 Female 3,157 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 324 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 78,021 100.0
           under 18 years 1,533 100.0     Total ancestries reported 77,381 99.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 650 42.4   Arab 147 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,130 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 231 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 57,801 100.0   Dutch 867 1.1
Civilian veterans 9,977 17.3   English 7,354 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,246 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 523 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 19,309 24.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,808 100.0   Greek 128 0.2
With a disability 1,414 7.9   Hungarian 346 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 43,341 100.0   Irish¹ 7,767 10.0
With a disability 7,209 16.6   Italian 1,486 1.9
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.1
No disability 36,132 83.4   Norwegian 699 0.9
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 1,822 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 10,903 100.0   Portuguese 75 0.1
With a disability 4,314 39.6   Russian 74 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,010 2.6
        Scottish 1,421 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 58 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 73,182 100.0   Subsaharan African 94 0.1
Same house in 1995 37,654 51.5   Swedish 824 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 34,354 46.9   Swiss 136 0.2
 Same county 12,535 17.1   Ukrainian 51 0.1
 Different county 21,819 29.8   United States or American 5,710 7.3
  Same state 16,906 23.1   Welsh 408 0.5
  Different state 4,913 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,174 1.6   Other ancestries 22,354 28.7
 
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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