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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Starr 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 53,597 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,163 100.0   Native 33,839 63.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,326 7.3       Born in United States 33,312 62.2
Kindergarten 1,387 7.6           State of residence 30,923 57.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,184 50.6           Different state 2,389 4.5
High school (grades 9-12) 4,257 23.4       Born outside United States 527 1.0
College or graduate school 2,009 11.1   Foreign born 19,758 36.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,961 11.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,290 11.7
  Population 25 years and over 27,716 100.0       Not a citizen 13,468 25.1
Less than 9th grade 12,830 46.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,268 19.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,683 16.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 19,758 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,568 9.3   Europe 8 0.0
Associate degree 446 1.6   Asia 131 0.7
Bachelor's degree 1,039 3.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 882 3.2   Oceania 10 0.1
        Latin America 19,593 99.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 34.7 (X)   Northern America 16 0.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 48,044 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,811 100.0   English only 4,448 9.3
Never married 8,987 24.4   Language other than English 43,596 90.7
Now married, except separated 22,645 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,671 51.4
Separated 1,079 2.9   Spanish 43,430 90.4
Widowed 2,299 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,635 51.3
 Female 1,901 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 42 0.1
Divorced 1,801 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.0
 Female 1,085 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 110 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 53,597 100.0
           under 18 years 2,399 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,654 92.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 945 39.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,562 100.0   Dutch 12 0.0
Civilian veterans 1,115 3.3   English 31 0.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 46 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 46 0.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,250 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 1,708 9.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,123 100.0   Irish¹ 88 0.2
With a disability 9,193 35.2   Italian 65 0.1
 Percent employed 46.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,930 64.8   Norwegian 19 0.0
 Percent employed 45.5 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 4,297 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,636 61.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 20 0.0
        Scottish 25 0.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 48,044 100.0   Subsaharan African 36 0.1
Same house in 1995 34,772 72.4   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,178 23.3   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 8,863 18.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,315 4.8   United States or American 746 1.4
  Same state 1,677 3.5   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 638 1.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,094 4.4   Other ancestries 48,505 90.5
 
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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