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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hidalgo 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 569,463 100.0
      enrolled in school 188,181 100.0   Native 401,248 70.5
Nursery school, preschool 12,206 6.5       Born in United States 395,794 69.5
Kindergarten 12,949 6.9           State of residence 330,979 58.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 92,277 49.0           Different state 64,815 11.4
High school (grades 9-12) 43,703 23.2       Born outside United States 5,454 1.0
College or graduate school 27,046 14.4   Foreign born 168,215 29.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 61,963 10.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 48,474 8.5
  Population 25 years and over 304,670 100.0       Not a citizen 119,741 21.0
Less than 9th grade 102,952 33.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 48,009 15.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 61,598 20.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 168,215 100.0
Some college, no degree 44,068 14.5   Europe 934 0.6
Associate degree 8,710 2.9   Asia 2,553 1.5
Bachelor's degree 25,507 8.4   Africa 91 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 13,826 4.5   Oceania 33 0.0
        Latin America 163,641 97.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 50.5 (X)   Northern America 963 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 511,643 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 400,097 100.0   English only 86,361 16.9
Never married 105,366 26.3   Language other than English 425,282 83.1
Now married, except separated 239,090 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 196,821 38.5
Separated 12,052 3.0   Spanish 421,110 82.3
Widowed 21,253 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 195,429 38.2
 Female 17,207 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,832 0.4
Divorced 22,336 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 468 0.1
 Female 13,815 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,131 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 805 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 569,463 100.0
           under 18 years 24,879 100.0     Total ancestries reported 534,733 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 8,736 35.1   Arab 432 0.1
        Czech¹ 694 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 658 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 368,830 100.0   Dutch 1,550 0.3
Civilian veterans 25,013 6.8   English 9,057 1.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,500 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 522 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,727 2.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 171,080 100.0   Greek 127 0.0
With a disability 12,258 7.2   Hungarian 173 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 280,920 100.0   Irish¹ 7,538 1.3
With a disability 68,085 24.2   Italian 2,171 0.4
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.0
No disability 212,835 75.8   Norwegian 1,726 0.3
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Polish 1,612 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 54,480 100.0   Portuguese 88 0.0
With a disability 25,622 47.0   Russian 374 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,904 0.3
        Scottish 1,724 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 511,643 100.0   Subsaharan African 543 0.1
Same house in 1995 312,571 61.1   Swedish 1,463 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 176,210 34.4   Swiss 255 0.0
 Same county 131,948 25.8   Ukrainian 164 0.0
 Different county 44,262 8.7   United States or American 11,596 2.0
  Same state 22,247 4.3   Welsh 485 0.1
  Different state 22,015 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 116 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22,862 4.5   Other ancestries 473,453 83.1
 
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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