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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houston 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 88,787 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,033 100.0   Native 87,369 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,645 7.5       Born in United States 86,722 97.7
Kindergarten 1,467 6.7           State of residence 61,325 69.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,769 48.9           Different state 25,397 28.6
High school (grades 9-12) 5,039 22.9       Born outside United States 647 0.7
College or graduate school 3,113 14.1   Foreign born 1,418 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 531 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 571 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 58,671 100.0       Not a citizen 847 1.0
Less than 9th grade 4,897 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,874 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,809 30.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,418 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,640 21.5   Europe 417 29.4
Associate degree 3,634 6.2   Asia 453 31.9
Bachelor's degree 7,114 12.1   Africa 21 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,703 6.3   Oceania 15 1.1
        Latin America 436 30.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.5 (X)   Northern America 76 5.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 82,828 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 69,834 100.0   English only 80,378 97.0
Never married 14,316 20.5   Language other than English 2,450 3.0
Now married, except separated 40,345 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 684 0.8
Separated 1,643 2.4   Spanish 1,344 1.6
Widowed 5,503 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 318 0.4
 Female 4,700 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 700 0.8
Divorced 8,027 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 137 0.2
 Female 4,750 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 350 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 88,787 100.0
           under 18 years 1,692 100.0     Total ancestries reported 72,513 81.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 973 57.5   Arab 86 0.1
        Czech¹ 148 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 102 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 65,692 100.0   Dutch 736 0.8
Civilian veterans 9,528 14.5   English 6,750 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,082 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 227 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,622 5.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,131 100.0   Greek 75 0.1
With a disability 1,929 9.6   Hungarian 79 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 49,987 100.0   Irish¹ 6,591 7.4
With a disability 10,207 20.4   Italian 1,207 1.4
 Percent employed 51.4 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 39,780 79.6   Norwegian 208 0.2
 Percent employed 78.3 (X)   Polish 458 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 11,599 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.0
With a disability 5,775 49.8   Russian 61 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,883 2.1
        Scottish 1,061 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 82,828 100.0   Subsaharan African 512 0.6
Same house in 1995 44,749 54.0   Swedish 261 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 37,347 45.1   Swiss 52 0.1
 Same county 23,122 27.9   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 14,225 17.2   United States or American 18,781 21.2
  Same state 6,294 7.6   Welsh 234 0.3
  Different state 7,931 9.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 68 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 732 0.9   Other ancestries 27,177 30.6
 
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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