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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fort Bend 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 354,452 100.0
      enrolled in school 114,365 100.0   Native 289,574 81.7
Nursery school, preschool 8,473 7.4       Born in United States 285,645 80.6
Kindergarten 6,535 5.7           State of residence 199,172 56.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 54,650 47.8           Different state 86,473 24.4
High school (grades 9-12) 26,670 23.3       Born outside United States 3,929 1.1
College or graduate school 18,037 15.8   Foreign born 64,878 18.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 24,187 6.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 30,828 8.7
  Population 25 years and over 214,461 100.0       Not a citizen 34,050 9.6
Less than 9th grade 15,424 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,179 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 41,684 19.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 64,878 100.0
Some college, no degree 46,716 21.8   Europe 4,270 6.6
Associate degree 13,277 6.2   Asia 29,944 46.2
Bachelor's degree 53,974 25.2   Africa 3,471 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 25,207 11.8   Oceania 91 0.1
        Latin America 25,924 40.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.3 (X)   Northern America 1,178 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 327,666 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 260,929 100.0   English only 227,070 69.3
Never married 60,328 23.1   Language other than English 100,596 30.7
Now married, except separated 166,979 64.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37,065 11.3
Separated 4,634 1.8   Spanish 57,612 17.6
Widowed 9,446 3.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23,062 7.0
 Female 7,782 3.0   Other Indo-European languages 16,603 5.1
Divorced 19,542 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,125 1.3
 Female 11,781 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22,409 6.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,118 2.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 354,452 100.0
           under 18 years 9,729 100.0     Total ancestries reported 356,548 100.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,800 39.1   Arab 2,816 0.8
        Czech¹ 8,765 2.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 984 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 240,802 100.0   Dutch 2,757 0.8
Civilian veterans 22,022 9.1   English 24,428 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,719 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,932 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 38,188 10.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 99,468 100.0   Greek 810 0.2
With a disability 6,125 6.2   Hungarian 769 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 204,007 100.0   Irish¹ 23,557 6.6
With a disability 32,789 16.1   Italian 8,585 2.4
 Percent employed 66.6 (X)   Lithuanian 270 0.1
No disability 171,218 83.9   Norwegian 1,997 0.6
 Percent employed 76.9 (X)   Polish 6,168 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 19,187 100.0   Portuguese 369 0.1
With a disability 7,810 40.7   Russian 1,325 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 4,696 1.3
        Scottish 5,091 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 250 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 327,666 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,953 1.4
Same house in 1995 170,293 52.0   Swedish 1,973 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 144,594 44.1   Swiss 640 0.2
 Same county 52,477 16.0   Ukrainian 273 0.1
 Different county 92,117 28.1   United States or American 18,949 5.3
  Same state 67,889 20.7   Welsh 1,304 0.4
  Different state 24,228 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,333 0.7
Elsewhere in 1995 12,779 3.9   Other ancestries 182,647 51.5
 
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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