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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wharton 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 41,188 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,527 100.0   Native 38,464 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 763 6.6       Born in United States 38,311 93.0
Kindergarten 615 5.3           State of residence 35,131 85.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,634 48.9           Different state 3,180 7.7
High school (grades 9-12) 3,098 26.9       Born outside United States 153 0.4
College or graduate school 1,417 12.3   Foreign born 2,724 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,225 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 694 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 25,567 100.0       Not a citizen 2,030 4.9
Less than 9th grade 3,968 15.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,766 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,482 29.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,724 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,155 20.2   Europe 58 2.1
Associate degree 1,529 6.0   Asia 123 4.5
Bachelor's degree 2,490 9.7   Africa 46 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,177 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,464 90.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.8 (X)   Northern America 33 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,401 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,704 100.0   English only 28,162 73.3
Never married 7,646 24.1   Language other than English 10,239 26.7
Now married, except separated 18,213 57.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,472 9.0
Separated 580 1.8   Spanish 9,145 23.8
Widowed 2,562 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,264 8.5
 Female 2,108 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 989 2.6
Divorced 2,703 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 191 0.5
 Female 1,514 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 74 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,188 100.0
           under 18 years 1,174 100.0     Total ancestries reported 39,525 96.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 720 61.3   Arab 29 0.1
        Czech¹ 5,846 14.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 512 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,370 100.0   Dutch 164 0.4
Civilian veterans 3,205 10.9   English 1,711 4.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 616 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 154 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,150 12.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,082 100.0   Greek 33 0.1
With a disability 709 6.4   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,543 100.0   Irish¹ 2,365 5.7
With a disability 4,284 19.9   Italian 241 0.6
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 17,259 80.1   Norwegian 84 0.2
 Percent employed 75.3 (X)   Polish 518 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,416 100.0   Portuguese 53 0.1
With a disability 2,484 45.9   Russian 61 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 360 0.9
        Scottish 194 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 38,401 100.0   Subsaharan African 268 0.7
Same house in 1995 23,829 62.1   Swedish 228 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,868 36.1   Swiss 28 0.1
 Same county 9,269 24.1   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 4,599 12.0   United States or American 2,362 5.7
  Same state 3,745 9.8   Welsh 52 0.1
  Different state 854 2.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 704 1.8   Other ancestries 18,480 44.9
 
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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