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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Echols 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 3,754 100.0
      enrolled in school 999 100.0   Native 3,281 87.4
Nursery school, preschool 71 7.1       Born in United States 3,264 86.9
Kindergarten 63 6.3           State of residence 2,216 59.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 528 52.9           Different state 1,048 27.9
High school (grades 9-12) 240 24.0       Born outside United States 17 0.5
College or graduate school 97 9.7   Foreign born 473 12.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 369 9.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 54 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 2,167 100.0       Not a citizen 419 11.2
Less than 9th grade 387 17.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 470 21.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 772 35.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 473 100.0
Some college, no degree 323 14.9   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 34 1.6   Asia 12 2.5
Bachelor's degree 142 6.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 39 1.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 461 97.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,502 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,817 100.0   English only 2,719 77.6
Never married 746 26.5   Language other than English 783 22.4
Now married, except separated 1,489 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 349 10.0
Separated 65 2.3   Spanish 738 21.1
Widowed 197 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 326 9.3
 Female 156 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 41 1.2
Divorced 320 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.7
 Female 193 6.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,754 100.0
           under 18 years 72 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,937 78.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 33 45.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,631 100.0   Dutch 15 0.4
Civilian veterans 255 9.7   English 129 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 4 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 97 2.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,096 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 126 11.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,063 100.0   Irish¹ 113 3.0
With a disability 458 22.2   Italian 22 0.6
 Percent employed 47.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,605 77.8   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 12 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 336 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 199 59.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 13 0.3
        Scottish 16 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,502 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,027 57.9   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,202 34.3   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 226 6.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 976 27.9   United States or American 1,502 40.0
  Same state 695 19.8   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 281 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 273 7.8   Other ancestries 998 26.6
 
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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