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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 19,718 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,283 100.0   Native 19,506 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 370 7.0       Born in United States 19,460 98.7
Kindergarten 280 5.3           State of residence 7,205 36.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,646 50.1           Different state 12,255 62.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,342 25.4       Born outside United States 46 0.2
College or graduate school 645 12.2   Foreign born 212 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 85 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 95 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 13,063 100.0       Not a citizen 117 0.6
Less than 9th grade 978 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 911 7.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,539 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 212 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,684 20.5   Europe 72 34.0
Associate degree 1,275 9.8   Asia 88 41.5
Bachelor's degree 1,857 14.2   Africa 22 10.4
Graduate or professional degree 819 6.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 22 10.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.5 (X)   Northern America 8 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,572 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,383 100.0   English only 17,945 96.6
Never married 3,457 22.5   Language other than English 627 3.4
Now married, except separated 9,387 61.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 170 0.9
Separated 152 1.0   Spanish 266 1.4
Widowed 1,249 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 95 0.5
 Female 1,018 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 298 1.6
Divorced 1,138 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.3
 Female 586 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 44 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,718 100.0
           under 18 years 81 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,566 129.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18 22.2   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 388 2.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 181 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,359 100.0   Dutch 245 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,058 14.3   English 1,160 5.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 540 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 115 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,097 51.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,861 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 333 6.9   Hungarian 4 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,516 100.0   Irish¹ 2,689 13.6
With a disability 1,441 13.7   Italian 144 0.7
 Percent employed 66.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,075 86.3   Norwegian 6,585 33.4
 Percent employed 86.5 (X)   Polish 697 3.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,881 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,071 37.2   Russian 43 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 116 0.6
        Scottish 224 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 18,572 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,139 65.4   Swedish 576 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,361 34.3   Swiss 205 1.0
 Same county 3,557 19.2   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,804 15.1   United States or American 496 2.5
  Same state 1,104 5.9   Welsh 79 0.4
  Different state 1,700 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 72 0.4   Other ancestries 922 4.7
 
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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