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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hale 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 17,185 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,564 100.0   Native 17,132 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 298 6.5       Born in United States 17,118 99.6
Kindergarten 233 5.1           State of residence 15,301 89.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,352 51.5           Different state 1,817 10.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,214 26.6       Born outside United States 14 0.1
College or graduate school 467 10.2   Foreign born 53 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 46 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 10,591 100.0       Not a citizen 7 0.0
Less than 9th grade 1,412 13.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,271 21.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,803 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 53 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,725 16.3   Europe 14 26.4
Associate degree 522 4.9   Asia 11 20.8
Bachelor's degree 541 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 317 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 28 52.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,785 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,007 100.0   English only 15,464 98.0
Never married 4,065 31.3   Language other than English 321 2.0
Now married, except separated 6,244 48.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.3
Separated 422 3.2   Spanish 227 1.4
Widowed 1,238 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
 Female 1,028 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 81 0.5
Divorced 1,038 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 601 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,185 100.0
           under 18 years 519 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,653 73.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 332 64.0   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,130 100.0   Dutch 128 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,144 9.4   English 626 3.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 171 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 33 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 309 1.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,438 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 468 10.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,865 100.0   Irish¹ 419 2.4
With a disability 2,933 33.1   Italian 19 0.1
 Percent employed 47.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,932 66.9   Norwegian 9 0.1
 Percent employed 65.3 (X)   Polish 64 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,191 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,198 54.7   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 263 1.5
        Scottish 73 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,785 100.0   Subsaharan African 253 1.5
Same house in 1995 10,754 68.1   Swedish 8 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,930 31.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,717 17.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,213 14.0   United States or American 1,464 8.5
  Same state 1,550 9.8   Welsh 12 0.1
  Different state 663 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.6   Other ancestries 8,771 51.0
 
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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