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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bell 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 30,060 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,872 100.0   Native 29,863 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 344 5.0       Born in United States 29,848 99.3
Kindergarten 391 5.7           State of residence 24,252 80.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,492 50.8           Different state 5,596 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,733 25.2       Born outside United States 15 0.0
College or graduate school 912 13.3   Foreign born 197 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 121 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 70 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 20,042 100.0       Not a citizen 127 0.4
Less than 9th grade 5,014 25.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,675 18.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,644 33.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 197 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,266 11.3   Europe 12 6.1
Associate degree 643 3.2   Asia 79 40.1
Bachelor's degree 914 4.6   Africa 30 15.2
Graduate or professional degree 886 4.4   Oceania 13 6.6
        Latin America 63 32.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 56.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,257 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,106 100.0   English only 27,644 97.8
Never married 4,742 19.7   Language other than English 613 2.2
Now married, except separated 13,761 57.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 252 0.9
Separated 668 2.8   Spanish 280 1.0
Widowed 2,197 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 122 0.4
 Female 1,860 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 239 0.8
Divorced 2,738 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.3
 Female 1,514 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 30,060 100.0
           under 18 years 551 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,444 71.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 277 50.3   Arab 91 0.3
        Czech¹ 20 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,729 100.0   Dutch 168 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,520 11.1   English 1,942 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 241 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,133 3.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,596 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 771 11.7   Hungarian 14 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,140 100.0   Irish¹ 1,887 6.3
With a disability 6,839 39.9   Italian 215 0.7
 Percent employed 28.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,301 60.1   Norwegian 5 0.0
 Percent employed 60.0 (X)   Polish 67 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,862 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,399 62.1   Russian 14 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 260 0.9
        Scottish 193 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 28,257 100.0   Subsaharan African 46 0.2
Same house in 1995 17,841 63.1   Swedish 18 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,263 36.3   Swiss 11 0.0
 Same county 6,814 24.1   Ukrainian 25 0.1
 Different county 3,449 12.2   United States or American 12,232 40.7
  Same state 1,500 5.3   Welsh 68 0.2
  Different state 1,949 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 153 0.5   Other ancestries 2,747 9.1
 
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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