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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Zavala 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 11,600 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,883 100.0   Native 10,002 86.2
Nursery school, preschool 276 7.1       Born in United States 9,886 85.2
Kindergarten 303 7.8           State of residence 8,746 75.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,868 48.1           Different state 1,140 9.8
High school (grades 9-12) 976 25.1       Born outside United States 116 1.0
College or graduate school 460 11.8   Foreign born 1,598 13.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 396 3.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 809 7.0
  Population 25 years and over 6,371 100.0       Not a citizen 789 6.8
Less than 9th grade 2,477 38.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,129 17.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,295 20.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,598 100.0
Some college, no degree 755 11.9   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 231 3.6   Asia 17 1.1
Bachelor's degree 255 4.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 229 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,581 98.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 43.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,615 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,317 100.0   English only 1,617 15.2
Never married 2,146 25.8   Language other than English 8,998 84.8
Now married, except separated 4,620 55.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,442 41.8
Separated 326 3.9   Spanish 8,966 84.5
Widowed 640 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,424 41.7
 Female 547 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 11 0.1
Divorced 585 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 340 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,600 100.0
           under 18 years 467 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,243 88.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 220 47.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,671 100.0   Dutch 12 0.1
Civilian veterans 363 4.7   English 129 1.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 42 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 36 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 246 2.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,564 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 353 9.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,364 100.0   Irish¹ 53 0.5
With a disability 1,649 30.7   Italian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 44.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,715 69.3   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 53.9 (X)   Polish 11 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,336 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 777 58.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 16 0.1
        Scottish 22 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,615 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,094 66.8   Swedish 30 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,121 29.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,170 20.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 951 9.0   United States or American 160 1.4
  Same state 561 5.3   Welsh 2 0.0
  Different state 390 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 400 3.8   Other ancestries 9,469 81.6
 
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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