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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Eastland 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 18,297 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,568 100.0   Native 17,560 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 313 6.9       Born in United States 17,471 95.5
Kindergarten 256 5.6           State of residence 14,506 79.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,885 41.3           Different state 2,965 16.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,114 24.4       Born outside United States 89 0.5
College or graduate school 1,000 21.9   Foreign born 737 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 366 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 265 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 12,171 100.0       Not a citizen 472 2.6
Less than 9th grade 1,255 10.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,085 17.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,076 33.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 737 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,562 21.1   Europe 10 1.4
Associate degree 650 5.3   Asia 6 0.8
Bachelor's degree 1,093 9.0   Africa 1 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 450 3.7   Oceania 5 0.7
        Latin America 705 95.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.6 (X)   Northern America 10 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,206 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,831 100.0   English only 15,413 89.6
Never married 2,608 17.6   Language other than English 1,793 10.4
Now married, except separated 9,150 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 770 4.5
Separated 295 2.0   Spanish 1,670 9.7
Widowed 1,397 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 750 4.4
 Female 1,191 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 84 0.5
Divorced 1,381 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
 Female 738 5.0   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 18,297 100.0
           under 18 years 356 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,172 77.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 208 58.4   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,009 100.0   Dutch 269 1.5
Civilian veterans 2,070 14.8   English 1,600 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 420 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 74 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,527 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,315 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 396 9.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,067 100.0   Irish¹ 1,775 9.7
With a disability 2,382 26.3   Italian 53 0.3
 Percent employed 56.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,685 73.7   Norwegian 49 0.3
 Percent employed 75.1 (X)   Polish 28 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,541 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,732 48.9   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 420 2.3
        Scottish 241 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,206 100.0   Subsaharan African 27 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,923 57.7   Swedish 55 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,033 40.9   Swiss 10 0.1
 Same county 3,313 19.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,720 21.6   United States or American 3,386 18.5
  Same state 3,040 17.7   Welsh 51 0.3
  Different state 680 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 80 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 250 1.5   Other ancestries 4,056 22.2
 
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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