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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houston 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 23,185 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,478 100.0   Native 22,483 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 268 4.9       Born in United States 22,433 96.8
Kindergarten 313 5.7           State of residence 19,140 82.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,523 46.1           Different state 3,293 14.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,887 34.4       Born outside United States 50 0.2
College or graduate school 487 8.9   Foreign born 702 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 493 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 122 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 16,244 100.0       Not a citizen 580 2.5
Less than 9th grade 1,877 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,999 18.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,632 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 702 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,118 19.2   Europe 55 7.8
Associate degree 629 3.9   Asia 64 9.1
Bachelor's degree 1,289 7.9   Africa 7 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 700 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 566 80.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 10 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,919 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,927 100.0   English only 20,272 92.5
Never married 3,645 19.3   Language other than English 1,647 7.5
Now married, except separated 11,380 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 706 3.2
Separated 488 2.6   Spanish 1,531 7.0
Widowed 2,118 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 662 3.0
 Female 1,623 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 75 0.3
Divorced 1,296 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36 0.2
 Female 682 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,185 100.0
           under 18 years 596 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,530 71.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 341 57.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 131 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,794 100.0   Dutch 212 0.9
Civilian veterans 2,789 15.7   English 1,408 6.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 464 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 89 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,433 6.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,685 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 351 7.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,401 100.0   Irish¹ 1,433 6.2
With a disability 2,179 20.9   Italian 111 0.5
 Percent employed 48.5 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 8,222 79.1   Norwegian 87 0.4
 Percent employed 71.4 (X)   Polish 72 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,837 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,806 47.1   Russian 16 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 445 1.9
        Scottish 195 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,919 100.0   Subsaharan African 147 0.6
Same house in 1995 11,863 54.1   Swedish 89 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,749 44.5   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 4,242 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,507 25.1   United States or American 2,914 12.6
  Same state 4,652 21.2   Welsh 83 0.4
  Different state 855 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 307 1.4   Other ancestries 7,152 30.8
 
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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