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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Aransas 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 22,497 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,072 100.0   Native 21,213 94.3
Nursery school, preschool 296 5.8       Born in United States 21,014 93.4
Kindergarten 283 5.6           State of residence 14,123 62.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,566 50.6           Different state 6,891 30.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,429 28.2       Born outside United States 199 0.9
College or graduate school 498 9.8   Foreign born 1,284 5.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 438 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 652 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 15,728 100.0       Not a citizen 632 2.8
Less than 9th grade 1,410 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,578 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,579 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,284 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,842 24.4   Europe 176 13.7
Associate degree 696 4.4   Asia 463 36.1
Bachelor's degree 1,736 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 887 5.6   Oceania 21 1.6
        Latin America 597 46.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.6 (X)   Northern America 27 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,309 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,250 100.0   English only 17,404 81.7
Never married 3,133 17.2   Language other than English 3,905 18.3
Now married, except separated 10,892 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,362 6.4
Separated 450 2.5   Spanish 2,986 14.0
Widowed 1,589 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 934 4.4
 Female 1,228 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 251 1.2
Divorced 2,186 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.3
 Female 974 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 610 2.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 352 1.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,497 100.0
           under 18 years 502 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,620 100.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 271 54.0   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 319 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 42 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,050 100.0   Dutch 402 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,525 20.7   English 2,522 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 842 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 74 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,308 14.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,935 100.0   Greek 56 0.2
With a disability 542 11.0   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,764 100.0   Irish¹ 3,061 13.6
With a disability 2,748 23.4   Italian 487 2.2
 Percent employed 49.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,016 76.6   Norwegian 343 1.5
 Percent employed 68.5 (X)   Polish 324 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,299 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.1
With a disability 1,608 37.4   Russian 74 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 606 2.7
        Scottish 386 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,309 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,420 48.9   Swedish 264 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,607 49.8   Swiss 31 0.1
 Same county 4,315 20.2   Ukrainian 47 0.2
 Different county 6,292 29.5   United States or American 1,630 7.2
  Same state 4,321 20.3   Welsh 122 0.5
  Different state 1,971 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 282 1.3   Other ancestries 7,621 33.9
 
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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