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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wheeler 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 1,547 100.0
      enrolled in school 358 100.0   Native 1,515 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 31 8.7       Born in United States 1,505 97.3
Kindergarten 19 5.3           State of residence 796 51.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 159 44.4           Different state 709 45.8
High school (grades 9-12) 118 33.0       Born outside United States 10 0.6
College or graduate school 31 8.7   Foreign born 32 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 1,143 100.0       Not a citizen 26 1.7
Less than 9th grade 64 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 172 15.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 425 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 32 100.0
Some college, no degree 278 24.3   Europe 15 46.9
Associate degree 40 3.5   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 123 10.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 41 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 15 46.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.4 (X)   Northern America 2 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,480 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,289 100.0   English only 1,418 95.8
Never married 193 15.0   Language other than English 62 4.2
Now married, except separated 817 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 1.9
Separated 5 0.4   Spanish 52 3.5
Widowed 99 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 1.5
 Female 81 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 10 0.7
Divorced 175 13.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.4
 Female 80 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                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 1,547 100.0
           under 18 years 15 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,540 99.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 8 53.3   Arab 6 0.4
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,194 100.0   Dutch 34 2.2
Civilian veterans 259 21.7   English 281 18.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 45 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 12 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 324 20.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 320 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 8 2.5   Hungarian 5 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 804 100.0   Irish¹ 177 11.4
With a disability 152 18.9   Italian 36 2.3
 Percent employed 48.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 652 81.1   Norwegian 24 1.6
 Percent employed 70.7 (X)   Polish 18 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 356 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.2
With a disability 122 34.3   Russian 11 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 55 3.6
        Scottish 108 7.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 1,480 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.1
Same house in 1995 834 56.4   Swedish 14 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 635 42.9   Swiss 4 0.3
 Same county 179 12.1   Ukrainian 1 0.1
 Different county 456 30.8   United States or American 144 9.3
  Same state 302 20.4   Welsh 12 0.8
  Different state 154 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 11 0.7   Other ancestries 216 14.0
 
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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