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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Refugio 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 7,828 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,906 100.0   Native 7,621 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 100 5.2       Born in United States 7,587 96.9
Kindergarten 65 3.4           State of residence 6,897 88.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,039 54.5           Different state 690 8.8
High school (grades 9-12) 536 28.1       Born outside United States 34 0.4
College or graduate school 166 8.7   Foreign born 207 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 76 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 97 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 5,178 100.0       Not a citizen 110 1.4
Less than 9th grade 794 15.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 856 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,685 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 207 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,053 20.3   Europe 18 8.7
Associate degree 191 3.7   Asia 22 10.6
Bachelor's degree 390 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 209 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 166 80.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.1 (X)   Northern America 1 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,343 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,168 100.0   English only 4,980 67.8
Never married 1,362 22.1   Language other than English 2,363 32.2
Now married, except separated 3,607 58.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 733 10.0
Separated 137 2.2   Spanish 2,280 31.0
Widowed 522 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 711 9.7
 Female 420 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 72 1.0
Divorced 540 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
 Female 264 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,828 100.0
           under 18 years 266 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,314 93.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 154 57.9   Arab 19 0.2
        Czech¹ 129 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,779 100.0   Dutch 49 0.6
Civilian veterans 802 13.9   English 450 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 143 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 965 12.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,870 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 149 8.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,111 100.0   Irish¹ 672 8.6
With a disability 973 23.7   Italian 87 1.1
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.2
No disability 3,138 76.3   Norwegian 19 0.2
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 48 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,247 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 536 43.0   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 122 1.6
        Scottish 53 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,343 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,670 63.6   Swedish 39 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,627 35.8   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 1,562 21.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,065 14.5   United States or American 303 3.9
  Same state 883 12.0   Welsh 14 0.2
  Different state 182 2.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 46 0.6   Other ancestries 4,155 53.1
 
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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