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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Parmer 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 10,016 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,082 100.0   Native 7,999 79.9
Nursery school, preschool 113 3.7       Born in United States 7,969 79.6
Kindergarten 193 6.3           State of residence 5,305 53.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,669 54.2           Different state 2,664 26.6
High school (grades 9-12) 827 26.8       Born outside United States 30 0.3
College or graduate school 280 9.1   Foreign born 2,017 20.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 737 7.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 685 6.8
  Population 25 years and over 5,868 100.0       Not a citizen 1,332 13.3
Less than 9th grade 1,501 25.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 803 13.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,491 25.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,017 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,119 19.1   Europe 22 1.1
Associate degree 167 2.8   Asia 22 1.1
Bachelor's degree 591 10.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 196 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,971 97.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.7 (X)   Northern America 2 0.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,223 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,248 100.0   English only 5,154 55.9
Never married 1,373 18.9   Language other than English 4,069 44.1
Now married, except separated 4,880 67.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,782 19.3
Separated 105 1.4   Spanish 3,961 42.9
Widowed 503 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,756 19.0
 Female 448 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 89 1.0
Divorced 387 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
 Female 208 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,016 100.0
           under 18 years 231 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,427 84.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 135 58.4   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 6 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,708 100.0   Dutch 117 1.2
Civilian veterans 557 8.3   English 523 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 44 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 827 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,939 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 153 5.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,991 100.0   Irish¹ 577 5.8
With a disability 887 17.8   Italian 12 0.1
 Percent employed 53.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,104 82.2   Norwegian 38 0.4
 Percent employed 70.5 (X)   Polish 78 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,139 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 519 45.6   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 118 1.2
        Scottish 83 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,223 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,529 59.9   Swedish 42 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,415 37.0   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 1,814 19.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,601 17.4   United States or American 864 8.6
  Same state 845 9.2   Welsh 10 0.1
  Different state 756 8.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 279 3.0   Other ancestries 5,049 50.4
 
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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