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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 39,070 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,465 100.0   Native 38,646 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 677 5.9       Born in United States 38,427 98.4
Kindergarten 572 5.0           State of residence 28,156 72.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,134 44.8           Different state 10,271 26.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,401 20.9       Born outside United States 219 0.6
College or graduate school 2,681 23.4   Foreign born 424 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 172 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 245 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 23,855 100.0       Not a citizen 179 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,446 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,612 10.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,433 27.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 424 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,412 22.7   Europe 87 20.5
Associate degree 1,548 6.5   Asia 250 59.0
Bachelor's degree 4,200 17.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,204 9.2   Oceania 6 1.4
        Latin America 50 11.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.0 (X)   Northern America 31 7.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,206 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,944 100.0   English only 35,022 96.7
Never married 7,043 23.5   Language other than English 1,184 3.3
Now married, except separated 18,173 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 372 1.0
Separated 483 1.6   Spanish 544 1.5
Widowed 1,572 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 165 0.5
 Female 1,351 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 300 0.8
Divorced 2,673 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 0.3
 Female 1,628 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 289 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,070 100.0
           under 18 years 715 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,510 80.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 344 48.1   Arab 105 0.3
        Czech¹ 16 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,914 100.0   Dutch 200 0.5
Civilian veterans 3,355 12.0   English 3,563 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,187 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 205 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,523 6.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,840 100.0   Greek 67 0.2
With a disability 748 7.6   Hungarian 24 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,279 100.0   Irish¹ 3,343 8.6
With a disability 4,493 20.2   Italian 478 1.2
 Percent employed 58.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 17,786 79.8   Norwegian 171 0.4
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 96 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,692 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 1,788 48.4   Russian 63 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,105 2.8
        Scottish 863 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,206 100.0   Subsaharan African 87 0.2
Same house in 1995 18,505 51.1   Swedish 147 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,462 48.2   Swiss 28 0.1
 Same county 6,448 17.8   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 11,014 30.4   United States or American 9,127 23.4
  Same state 7,073 19.5   Welsh 144 0.4
  Different state 3,941 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 41 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 239 0.7   Other ancestries 7,896 20.2
 
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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