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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ellis 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 111,360 100.0
      enrolled in school 32,112 100.0   Native 103,453 92.9
Nursery school, preschool 2,011 6.3       Born in United States 102,729 92.2
Kindergarten 1,773 5.5           State of residence 79,834 71.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,961 49.7           Different state 22,895 20.6
High school (grades 9-12) 7,568 23.6       Born outside United States 724 0.7
College or graduate school 4,799 14.9   Foreign born 7,907 7.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,193 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,031 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 67,470 100.0       Not a citizen 5,876 5.3
Less than 9th grade 5,687 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,294 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,753 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,907 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,616 24.6   Europe 414 5.2
Associate degree 3,574 5.3   Asia 352 4.5
Bachelor's degree 8,397 12.4   Africa 90 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,149 4.7   Oceania 16 0.2
        Latin America 6,922 87.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.8 (X)   Northern America 113 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 102,901 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 83,606 100.0   English only 85,647 83.2
Never married 17,290 20.7   Language other than English 17,254 16.8
Now married, except separated 52,608 62.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,367 7.2
Separated 1,547 1.9   Spanish 15,714 15.3
Widowed 4,590 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,998 6.8
 Female 3,823 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,158 1.1
Divorced 7,571 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 265 0.3
 Female 4,050 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 232 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 111,360 100.0
           under 18 years 2,996 100.0     Total ancestries reported 97,415 87.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,430 47.7   Arab 137 0.1
        Czech¹ 3,260 2.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 200 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 77,823 100.0   Dutch 1,267 1.1
Civilian veterans 9,644 12.4   English 9,045 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,396 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 404 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,814 9.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 30,054 100.0   Greek 45 0.0
With a disability 2,016 6.7   Hungarian 212 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 62,269 100.0   Irish¹ 10,085 9.1
With a disability 11,735 18.8   Italian 1,587 1.4
 Percent employed 65.8 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 50,534 81.2   Norwegian 692 0.6
 Percent employed 79.1 (X)   Polish 967 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 9,652 100.0   Portuguese 83 0.1
With a disability 4,373 45.3   Russian 85 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,906 1.7
        Scottish 1,776 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 42 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 102,901 100.0   Subsaharan African 483 0.4
Same house in 1995 52,411 50.9   Swedish 681 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 48,426 47.1   Swiss 156 0.1
 Same county 21,507 20.9   Ukrainian 66 0.1
 Different county 26,919 26.2   United States or American 13,053 11.7
  Same state 21,467 20.9   Welsh 376 0.3
  Different state 5,452 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 91 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,064 2.0   Other ancestries 37,491 33.7
 
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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