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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Palo Pinto 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 27,026 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,254 100.0   Native 25,825 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 348 5.6       Born in United States 25,571 94.6
Kindergarten 361 5.8           State of residence 20,279 75.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,348 53.5           Different state 5,292 19.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,587 25.4       Born outside United States 254 0.9
College or graduate school 610 9.8   Foreign born 1,201 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 400 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 442 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 17,764 100.0       Not a citizen 759 2.8
Less than 9th grade 1,847 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,262 18.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,647 31.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,201 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,100 23.1   Europe 77 6.4
Associate degree 759 4.3   Asia 146 12.2
Bachelor's degree 1,432 8.1   Africa 2 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 717 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 965 80.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.2 (X)   Northern America 11 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,262 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,305 100.0   English only 22,371 88.6
Never married 3,708 17.4   Language other than English 2,891 11.4
Now married, except separated 12,411 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,419 5.6
Separated 445 2.1   Spanish 2,591 10.3
Widowed 2,072 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,309 5.2
 Female 1,705 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 192 0.8
Divorced 2,669 12.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
 Female 1,361 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 108 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,026 100.0
           under 18 years 911 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,096 81.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 543 59.6   Arab 20 0.1
        Czech¹ 87 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,065 100.0   Dutch 494 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,190 15.9   English 2,224 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 488 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 69 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,467 9.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,352 100.0   Greek 39 0.1
With a disability 547 8.6   Hungarian 10 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,357 100.0   Irish¹ 2,764 10.2
With a disability 3,341 23.3   Italian 322 1.2
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,016 76.7   Norwegian 106 0.4
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 128 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,243 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,075 48.9   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 470 1.7
        Scottish 307 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,262 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,310 52.7   Swedish 104 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,574 45.8   Swiss 69 0.3
 Same county 5,873 23.2   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 5,701 22.6   United States or American 4,968 18.4
  Same state 4,520 17.9   Welsh 116 0.4
  Different state 1,181 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 77 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 378 1.5   Other ancestries 6,682 24.7
 
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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