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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Galveston 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 250,158 100.0
      enrolled in school 69,639 100.0   Native 229,480 91.7
Nursery school, preschool 4,718 6.8       Born in United States 227,382 90.9
Kindergarten 3,771 5.4           State of residence 163,254 65.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 31,385 45.1           Different state 64,128 25.6
High school (grades 9-12) 15,111 21.7       Born outside United States 2,098 0.8
College or graduate school 14,654 21.0   Foreign born 20,678 8.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,559 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,233 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 161,503 100.0       Not a citizen 13,445 5.4
Less than 9th grade 10,903 6.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 19,884 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 42,638 26.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,676 100.0
Some college, no degree 41,207 25.5   Europe 1,996 9.7
Associate degree 10,189 6.3   Asia 4,379 21.2
Bachelor's degree 23,724 14.7   Africa 307 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 12,958 8.0   Oceania 78 0.4
        Latin America 13,260 64.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.9 (X)   Northern America 656 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 232,804 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 194,876 100.0   English only 192,779 82.8
Never married 46,023 23.6   Language other than English 40,025 17.2
Now married, except separated 108,918 55.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,689 7.2
Separated 5,061 2.6   Spanish 31,465 13.5
Widowed 12,339 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,712 5.9
 Female 9,982 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 4,345 1.9
Divorced 22,535 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,147 0.5
 Female 12,441 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,695 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,703 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 250,158 100.0
           under 18 years 6,641 100.0     Total ancestries reported 241,146 96.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,400 51.2   Arab 577 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,320 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 700 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 182,998 100.0   Dutch 2,823 1.1
Civilian veterans 25,312 13.8   English 20,859 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,206 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,680 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 30,797 12.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 58,828 100.0   Greek 698 0.3
With a disability 4,303 7.3   Hungarian 470 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 144,440 100.0   Irish¹ 22,976 9.2
With a disability 26,376 18.3   Italian 9,423 3.8
 Percent employed 56.8 (X)   Lithuanian 167 0.1
No disability 118,064 81.7   Norwegian 2,088 0.8
 Percent employed 75.3 (X)   Polish 3,369 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 26,382 100.0   Portuguese 226 0.1
With a disability 11,937 45.2   Russian 655 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 4,273 1.7
        Scottish 3,822 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 232,804 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,787 0.7
Same house in 1995 122,084 52.4   Swedish 2,096 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 105,354 45.3   Swiss 407 0.2
 Same county 58,440 25.1   Ukrainian 287 0.1
 Different county 46,914 20.2   United States or American 19,172 7.7
  Same state 33,552 14.4   Welsh 1,069 0.4
  Different state 13,362 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 331 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 5,366 2.3   Other ancestries 98,776 39.5
 
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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