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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Scurry 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 16,361 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,259 100.0   Native 15,854 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 308 7.2       Born in United States 15,775 96.4
Kindergarten 227 5.3           State of residence 13,193 80.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,880 44.1           Different state 2,582 15.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,140 26.8       Born outside United States 79 0.5
College or graduate school 704 16.5   Foreign born 507 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 193 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 180 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 10,632 100.0       Not a citizen 327 2.0
Less than 9th grade 1,390 13.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,553 14.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,393 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 507 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,428 22.8   Europe 7 1.4
Associate degree 610 5.7   Asia 22 4.3
Bachelor's degree 783 7.4   Africa 18 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 475 4.5   Oceania 16 3.2
        Latin America 441 87.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.3 (X)   Northern America 3 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,338 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,021 100.0   English only 11,841 77.2
Never married 2,599 20.0   Language other than English 3,497 22.8
Now married, except separated 7,976 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,148 7.5
Separated 235 1.8   Spanish 3,404 22.2
Widowed 1,004 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,138 7.4
 Female 800 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 67 0.4
Divorced 1,207 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 599 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,361 100.0
           under 18 years 286 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,650 77.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 231 80.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 28 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,260 100.0   Dutch 115 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,421 11.6   English 1,184 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 219 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,178 7.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,813 100.0   Greek 3 0.0
With a disability 231 6.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,725 100.0   Irish¹ 1,375 8.4
With a disability 1,545 20.0   Italian 15 0.1
 Percent employed 52.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,180 80.0   Norwegian 34 0.2
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 26 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,308 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 991 42.9   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 251 1.5
        Scottish 162 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,338 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,617 56.2   Swedish 19 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,362 41.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,459 22.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,903 18.9   United States or American 1,728 10.6
  Same state 2,570 16.8   Welsh 77 0.5
  Different state 333 2.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 33 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 359 2.3   Other ancestries 6,158 37.6
 
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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