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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jim Wells 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 39,326 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,609 100.0   Native 37,913 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 728 6.3       Born in United States 37,730 95.9
Kindergarten 530 4.6           State of residence 35,007 89.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,852 50.4           Different state 2,723 6.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,968 25.6       Born outside United States 183 0.5
College or graduate school 1,531 13.2   Foreign born 1,413 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 362 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 660 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 23,525 100.0       Not a citizen 753 1.9
Less than 9th grade 4,086 17.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,191 17.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,613 32.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,413 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,246 18.0   Europe 27 1.9
Associate degree 822 3.5   Asia 118 8.4
Bachelor's degree 1,691 7.2   Africa 8 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 876 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,212 85.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.8 (X)   Northern America 48 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,159 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,166 100.0   English only 13,507 37.4
Never married 6,825 23.4   Language other than English 22,652 62.6
Now married, except separated 17,120 58.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,837 21.7
Separated 819 2.8   Spanish 22,371 61.9
Widowed 1,935 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,757 21.5
 Female 1,533 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 195 0.5
Divorced 2,467 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
 Female 1,436 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 53 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,326 100.0
           under 18 years 1,608 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,146 86.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 687 42.7   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 99 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 23 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,000 100.0   Dutch 131 0.3
Civilian veterans 3,026 11.2   English 902 2.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 264 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 66 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,969 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,933 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 648 5.9   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,295 100.0   Irish¹ 1,069 2.7
With a disability 5,157 25.4   Italian 152 0.4
 Percent employed 47.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 15,138 74.6   Norwegian 22 0.1
 Percent employed 68.3 (X)   Polish 215 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,521 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 2,374 52.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 235 0.6
        Scottish 143 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,159 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 23,917 66.1   Swedish 74 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,938 33.0   Swiss 13 0.0
 Same county 6,997 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,941 13.7   United States or American 1,361 3.5
  Same state 4,289 11.9   Welsh 10 0.0
  Different state 652 1.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 304 0.8   Other ancestries 27,358 69.6
 
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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