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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Austin 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 23,590 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,952 100.0   Native 21,870 92.7
Nursery school, preschool 351 5.9       Born in United States 21,782 92.3
Kindergarten 371 6.2           State of residence 18,146 76.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,877 48.3           Different state 3,636 15.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,706 28.7       Born outside United States 88 0.4
College or graduate school 647 10.9   Foreign born 1,720 7.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 655 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 559 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 15,280 100.0       Not a citizen 1,161 4.9
Less than 9th grade 1,866 12.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,024 13.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,935 32.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,720 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,883 18.9   Europe 80 4.7
Associate degree 922 6.0   Asia 32 1.9
Bachelor's degree 1,922 12.6   Africa 5 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 728 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,595 92.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.5 (X)   Northern America 8 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,056 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,486 100.0   English only 18,286 82.9
Never married 3,833 20.7   Language other than English 3,770 17.1
Now married, except separated 11,235 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,594 7.2
Separated 356 1.9   Spanish 2,967 13.5
Widowed 1,493 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,383 6.3
 Female 1,161 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 795 3.6
Divorced 1,569 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 0.9
 Female 855 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,590 100.0
           under 18 years 416 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,809 100.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 207 49.8   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 2,182 9.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,221 100.0   Dutch 314 1.3
Civilian veterans 2,204 12.8   English 1,757 7.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 743 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 205 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,045 25.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,743 100.0   Greek 20 0.1
With a disability 309 5.4   Hungarian 36 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,774 100.0   Irish¹ 1,754 7.4
With a disability 2,377 18.6   Italian 252 1.1
 Percent employed 62.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,397 81.4   Norwegian 87 0.4
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 733 3.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,314 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,487 44.9   Russian 24 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 471 2.0
        Scottish 294 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 22,056 100.0   Subsaharan African 29 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,818 58.1   Swedish 105 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,875 40.2   Swiss 84 0.4
 Same county 4,037 18.3   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 4,838 21.9   United States or American 1,677 7.1
  Same state 4,095 18.6   Welsh 42 0.2
  Different state 743 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 35 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 363 1.6   Other ancestries 6,855 29.1
 
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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