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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Harris 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 23,695 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,252 100.0   Native 23,247 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 576 9.2       Born in United States 22,840 96.4
Kindergarten 465 7.4           State of residence 15,096 63.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,804 44.8           Different state 7,744 32.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,528 24.4       Born outside United States 407 1.7
College or graduate school 879 14.1   Foreign born 448 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 227 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 186 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 16,231 100.0       Not a citizen 262 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,190 7.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,226 13.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,774 29.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 448 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,658 22.5   Europe 190 42.4
Associate degree 951 5.9   Asia 96 21.4
Bachelor's degree 2,247 13.8   Africa 133 29.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,185 7.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 22 4.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 7 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,279 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,727 100.0   English only 21,373 95.9
Never married 3,264 17.4   Language other than English 906 4.1
Now married, except separated 11,914 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 293 1.3
Separated 423 2.3   Spanish 366 1.6
Widowed 1,249 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 113 0.5
 Female 1,040 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 376 1.7
Divorced 1,877 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.3
 Female 935 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 81 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,695 100.0
           under 18 years 660 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,685 83.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 299 45.3   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 51 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 44 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,555 100.0   Dutch 334 1.4
Civilian veterans 3,205 18.3   English 2,571 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 444 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 162 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,636 6.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,266 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 400 7.6   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,913 100.0   Irish¹ 2,236 9.4
With a disability 2,749 19.8   Italian 339 1.4
 Percent employed 63.9 (X)   Lithuanian 23 0.1
No disability 11,164 80.2   Norwegian 123 0.5
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 214 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,777 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 1,280 46.1   Russian 42 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 500 2.1
        Scottish 514 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,279 100.0   Subsaharan African 253 1.1
Same house in 1995 12,480 56.0   Swedish 108 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,454 42.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,688 12.1   Ukrainian 38 0.2
 Different county 6,766 30.4   United States or American 3,867 16.3
  Same state 4,493 20.2   Welsh 104 0.4
  Different state 2,273 10.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 345 1.5   Other ancestries 5,998 25.3
 
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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