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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Willacy 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 20,082 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,058 100.0   Native 17,415 86.7
Nursery school, preschool 425 7.0       Born in United States 17,290 86.1
Kindergarten 397 6.6           State of residence 15,647 77.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,026 50.0           Different state 1,643 8.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,590 26.2       Born outside United States 125 0.6
College or graduate school 620 10.2   Foreign born 2,667 13.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 641 3.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,196 6.0
  Population 25 years and over 11,332 100.0       Not a citizen 1,471 7.3
Less than 9th grade 4,060 35.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,748 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,760 24.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,667 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,719 15.2   Europe 28 1.0
Associate degree 195 1.7   Asia 3 0.1
Bachelor's degree 615 5.4   Africa 4 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 235 2.1   Oceania 5 0.2
        Latin America 2,616 98.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 48.7 (X)   Northern America 11 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,409 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,808 100.0   English only 4,033 21.9
Never married 4,194 28.3   Language other than English 14,376 78.1
Now married, except separated 8,008 54.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,934 32.2
Separated 444 3.0   Spanish 14,329 77.8
Widowed 1,014 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,923 32.2
 Female 812 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 29 0.2
Divorced 1,148 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
 Female 561 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13 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 20,082 100.0
           under 18 years 892 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,844 88.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 363 40.7   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 23 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,723 100.0   Dutch 48 0.2
Civilian veterans 1,068 7.8   English 255 1.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 68 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 359 1.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,581 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 461 8.3   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,362 100.0   Irish¹ 200 1.0
With a disability 2,066 22.1   Italian 28 0.1
 Percent employed 42.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,296 77.9   Norwegian 28 0.1
 Percent employed 62.5 (X)   Polish 58 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,374 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,069 45.0   Russian 20 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 69 0.3
        Scottish 33 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,409 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.2
Same house in 1995 12,918 70.2   Swedish 77 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,187 28.2   Swiss 6 0.0
 Same county 3,181 17.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,006 10.9   United States or American 626 3.1
  Same state 1,480 8.0   Welsh 25 0.1
  Different state 526 2.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 304 1.7   Other ancestries 15,845 78.9
 
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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