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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Matagorda 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 37,957 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,524 100.0   Native 34,197 90.1
Nursery school, preschool 668 6.3       Born in United States 33,971 89.5
Kindergarten 722 6.9           State of residence 28,125 74.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,466 51.9           Different state 5,846 15.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,736 26.0       Born outside United States 226 0.6
College or graduate school 932 8.9   Foreign born 3,760 9.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,671 4.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,062 2.8
  Population 25 years and over 23,509 100.0       Not a citizen 2,698 7.1
Less than 9th grade 3,380 14.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,599 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,345 31.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,760 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,117 21.8   Europe 68 1.8
Associate degree 1,138 4.8   Asia 486 12.9
Bachelor's degree 2,232 9.5   Africa 38 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 698 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3,151 83.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.3 (X)   Northern America 17 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,289 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,648 100.0   English only 25,909 73.4
Never married 6,207 21.7   Language other than English 9,380 26.6
Now married, except separated 16,859 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,906 11.1
Separated 682 2.4   Spanish 8,412 23.8
Widowed 2,237 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,538 10.0
 Female 1,811 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 246 0.7
Divorced 2,663 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.1
 Female 1,353 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 691 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 322 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,957 100.0
           under 18 years 886 100.0     Total ancestries reported 35,106 92.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 475 53.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 1,386 3.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 100 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,629 100.0   Dutch 337 0.9
Civilian veterans 3,411 12.8   English 2,372 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 818 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 179 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,072 10.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,275 100.0   Greek 52 0.1
With a disability 581 5.7   Hungarian 38 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,971 100.0   Irish¹ 2,602 6.9
With a disability 4,293 21.5   Italian 393 1.0
 Percent employed 54.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 15,678 78.5   Norwegian 154 0.4
 Percent employed 69.5 (X)   Polish 333 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 4,598 100.0   Portuguese 58 0.2
With a disability 2,189 47.6   Russian 110 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 528 1.4
        Scottish 381 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,289 100.0   Subsaharan African 179 0.5
Same house in 1995 20,755 58.8   Swedish 219 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,648 38.7   Swiss 41 0.1
 Same county 9,031 25.6   Ukrainian 26 0.1
 Different county 4,617 13.1   United States or American 2,461 6.5
  Same state 3,639 10.3   Welsh 106 0.3
  Different state 978 2.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 62 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 886 2.5   Other ancestries 18,089 47.7
 
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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