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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erath 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 33,001 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,111 100.0   Native 30,587 92.7
Nursery school, preschool 526 4.7       Born in United States 30,332 91.9
Kindergarten 469 4.2           State of residence 24,634 74.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,812 34.3           Different state 5,698 17.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,717 15.5       Born outside United States 255 0.8
College or graduate school 4,587 41.3   Foreign born 2,414 7.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,218 3.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 837 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 19,350 100.0       Not a citizen 1,577 4.8
Less than 9th grade 1,829 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,595 13.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,149 26.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,414 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,331 22.4   Europe 177 7.3
Associate degree 617 3.2   Asia 168 7.0
Bachelor's degree 3,124 16.1   Africa 22 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,705 8.8   Oceania 15 0.6
        Latin America 2,024 83.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.1 (X)   Northern America 8 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,891 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,231 100.0   English only 26,313 85.2
Never married 6,020 22.9   Language other than English 4,578 14.8
Now married, except separated 15,888 60.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,171 7.0
Separated 419 1.6   Spanish 4,059 13.1
Widowed 1,916 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,097 6.8
 Female 1,608 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 398 1.3
Divorced 1,988 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
 Female 1,067 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 114 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,001 100.0
           under 18 years 554 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,735 81.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 279 50.4   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 272 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 54 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,870 100.0   Dutch 839 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,623 10.5   English 3,358 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 675 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 96 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,488 10.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,556 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 502 5.9   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,786 100.0   Irish¹ 3,466 10.5
With a disability 3,068 17.2   Italian 313 0.9
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.0
No disability 14,718 82.8   Norwegian 116 0.4
 Percent employed 75.7 (X)   Polish 172 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,026 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 1,824 45.3   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 637 1.9
        Scottish 503 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,891 100.0   Subsaharan African 32 0.1
Same house in 1995 14,669 47.5   Swedish 245 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,421 49.9   Swiss 26 0.1
 Same county 7,588 24.6   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 7,833 25.4   United States or American 4,382 13.3
  Same state 6,332 20.5   Welsh 124 0.4
  Different state 1,501 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 86 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 801 2.6   Other ancestries 7,769 23.5
 
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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