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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gaines 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 14,467 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,369 100.0   Native 11,726 81.1
Nursery school, preschool 270 6.2       Born in United States 11,694 80.8
Kindergarten 212 4.9           State of residence 10,027 69.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,524 57.8           Different state 1,667 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,095 25.1       Born outside United States 32 0.2
College or graduate school 268 6.1   Foreign born 2,741 18.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 809 5.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,137 7.9
  Population 25 years and over 8,006 100.0       Not a citizen 1,604 11.1
Less than 9th grade 2,121 26.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,388 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,111 26.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,741 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,356 16.9   Europe 7 0.3
Associate degree 191 2.4   Asia 7 0.3
Bachelor's degree 629 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 210 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,592 94.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 56.2 (X)   Northern America 135 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,290 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,309 100.0   English only 6,952 52.3
Never married 2,175 21.1   Language other than English 6,338 47.7
Now married, except separated 6,694 64.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,630 19.8
Separated 201 1.9   Spanish 4,085 30.7
Widowed 616 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,646 12.4
 Female 512 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 2,236 16.8
Divorced 623 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 975 7.3
 Female 320 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,467 100.0
           under 18 years 402 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,350 78.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 231 57.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 16 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,436 100.0   Dutch 178 1.2
Civilian veterans 696 7.4   English 562 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 110 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,955 13.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,525 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 216 4.8   Hungarian 12 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,261 100.0   Irish¹ 591 4.1
With a disability 1,396 19.2   Italian 74 0.5
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,865 80.8   Norwegian 58 0.4
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,410 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 652 46.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 159 1.1
        Scottish 92 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,290 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,917 59.6   Swedish 20 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,117 38.5   Swiss 13 0.1
 Same county 3,459 26.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,658 12.5   United States or American 1,605 11.1
  Same state 1,275 9.6   Welsh 18 0.1
  Different state 383 2.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 256 1.9   Other ancestries 5,809 40.2
 
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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