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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Harris 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 3,400,578 100.0
      enrolled in school 973,905 100.0   Native 2,644,030 77.8
Nursery school, preschool 65,574 6.7       Born in United States 2,610,546 76.8
Kindergarten 61,068 6.3           State of residence 1,861,758 54.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 452,161 46.4           Different state 748,788 22.0
High school (grades 9-12) 208,888 21.4       Born outside United States 33,484 1.0
College or graduate school 186,214 19.1   Foreign born 756,548 22.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 374,541 11.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 223,609 6.6
  Population 25 years and over 2,067,399 100.0       Not a citizen 532,939 15.7
Less than 9th grade 249,925 12.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 274,497 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 447,295 21.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 756,548 100.0
Some college, no degree 440,747 21.3   Europe 36,622 4.8
Associate degree 98,048 4.7   Asia 147,894 19.5
Bachelor's degree 370,465 17.9   Africa 22,205 2.9
Graduate or professional degree 186,422 9.0   Oceania 1,532 0.2
        Latin America 540,574 71.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.6 (X)   Northern America 7,721 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,121,999 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,571,113 100.0   English only 1,992,143 63.8
Never married 739,160 28.7   Language other than English 1,129,856 36.2
Now married, except separated 1,383,476 53.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 569,799 18.3
Separated 75,827 2.9   Spanish 898,885 28.8
Widowed 123,280 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 475,797 15.2
 Female 100,562 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 87,470 2.8
Divorced 249,370 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,665 0.8
 Female 146,705 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 116,285 3.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 63,026 2.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,400,578 100.0
           under 18 years 91,017 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,287,250 96.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 39,104 43.0   Arab 18,043 0.5
        Czech¹ 28,024 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,408 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,416,847 100.0   Dutch 24,961 0.7
Civilian veterans 219,966 9.1   English 212,681 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 82,578 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15,150 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 289,691 8.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 847,336 100.0   Greek 7,650 0.2
With a disability 66,906 7.9   Hungarian 6,348 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,005,947 100.0   Irish¹ 204,468 6.0
With a disability 400,956 20.0   Italian 71,374 2.1
 Percent employed 58.6 (X)   Lithuanian 2,485 0.1
No disability 1,604,991 80.0   Norwegian 16,564 0.5
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 44,974 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 241,638 100.0   Portuguese 2,967 0.1
With a disability 105,163 43.5   Russian 13,321 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 46,504 1.4
        Scottish 43,191 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,409 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 3,121,999 100.0   Subsaharan African 37,914 1.1
Same house in 1995 1,491,719 47.8   Swedish 18,644 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,448,771 46.4   Swiss 5,087 0.1
 Same county 1,076,582 34.5   Ukrainian 3,357 0.1
 Different county 372,189 11.9   United States or American 176,504 5.2
  Same state 190,976 6.1   Welsh 11,910 0.4
  Different state 181,213 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11,823 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 181,509 5.8   Other ancestries 1,882,220 55.4
 
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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