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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lavaca 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 19,210 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,471 100.0   Native 18,723 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 257 5.7       Born in United States 18,642 97.0
Kindergarten 233 5.2           State of residence 17,182 89.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,212 49.5           Different state 1,460 7.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,223 27.4       Born outside United States 81 0.4
College or graduate school 546 12.2   Foreign born 487 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 178 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 182 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 13,214 100.0       Not a citizen 305 1.6
Less than 9th grade 1,949 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,198 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,854 36.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 487 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,238 16.9   Europe 45 9.2
Associate degree 468 3.5   Asia 13 2.7
Bachelor's degree 1,035 7.8   Africa 2 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 472 3.6   Oceania 2 0.4
        Latin America 423 86.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.6 (X)   Northern America 2 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,080 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,475 100.0   English only 15,543 86.0
Never married 3,088 20.0   Language other than English 2,537 14.0
Now married, except separated 9,444 61.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 797 4.4
Separated 143 0.9   Spanish 1,388 7.7
Widowed 1,636 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 549 3.0
 Female 1,411 9.1   Other Indo-European languages 1,126 6.2
Divorced 1,164 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 235 1.3
 Female 613 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,210 100.0
           under 18 years 303 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,708 97.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 205 67.7   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 5,251 27.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,575 100.0   Dutch 65 0.3
Civilian veterans 1,949 13.4   English 808 4.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 246 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 64 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,011 26.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,195 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 283 6.7   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,700 100.0   Irish¹ 1,314 6.8
With a disability 2,208 22.8   Italian 154 0.8
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,492 77.2   Norwegian 13 0.1
 Percent employed 81.4 (X)   Polish 225 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,730 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,736 46.5   Russian 16 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 234 1.2
        Scottish 56 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,080 100.0   Subsaharan African 17 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,317 68.1   Swedish 37 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,674 31.4   Swiss 28 0.1
 Same county 2,896 16.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,778 15.4   United States or American 1,359 7.1
  Same state 2,503 13.8   Welsh 42 0.2
  Different state 275 1.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 89 0.5   Other ancestries 3,730 19.4
 
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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