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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Karnes 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 15,446 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,494 100.0   Native 14,882 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 222 6.4       Born in United States 14,817 95.9
Kindergarten 199 5.7           State of residence 13,593 88.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,571 45.0           Different state 1,224 7.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,166 33.4       Born outside United States 65 0.4
College or graduate school 336 9.6   Foreign born 564 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 182 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 174 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 10,352 100.0       Not a citizen 390 2.5
Less than 9th grade 2,090 20.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,140 20.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,344 32.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 564 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,449 14.0   Europe 30 5.3
Associate degree 353 3.4   Asia 13 2.3
Bachelor's degree 651 6.3   Africa 15 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 325 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 502 89.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.1 (X)   Northern America 4 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,608 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,707 100.0   English only 8,299 56.8
Never married 3,765 29.6   Language other than English 6,309 43.2
Now married, except separated 6,092 47.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,189 15.0
Separated 502 4.0   Spanish 5,637 38.6
Widowed 901 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,016 13.8
 Female 725 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 613 4.2
Divorced 1,447 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 166 1.1
 Female 452 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.0
                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 15,446 100.0
           under 18 years 319 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,925 90.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 171 53.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 394 2.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,094 100.0   Dutch 8 0.1
Civilian veterans 1,188 9.8   English 417 2.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 178 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,893 12.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,997 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 161 5.4   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,983 100.0   Irish¹ 656 4.2
With a disability 1,167 19.5   Italian 104 0.7
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 4,816 80.5   Norwegian 22 0.1
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Polish 1,520 9.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,004 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 943 47.1   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 164 1.1
        Scottish 59 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,608 100.0   Subsaharan African 143 0.9
Same house in 1995 8,698 59.5   Swedish 131 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,706 39.1   Swiss 8 0.1
 Same county 2,615 17.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,091 21.2   United States or American 579 3.7
  Same state 2,814 19.3   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 277 1.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 24 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 204 1.4   Other ancestries 7,581 49.1
 
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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