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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bee 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 32,359 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,807 100.0   Native 31,726 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 396 5.1       Born in United States 31,552 97.5
Kindergarten 322 4.1           State of residence 27,141 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,615 46.3           Different state 4,411 13.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,101 26.9       Born outside United States 174 0.5
College or graduate school 1,373 17.6   Foreign born 633 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 183 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 343 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 20,568 100.0       Not a citizen 290 0.9
Less than 9th grade 2,792 13.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,617 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,154 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 633 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,122 20.0   Europe 68 10.7
Associate degree 1,372 6.7   Asia 116 18.3
Bachelor's degree 1,516 7.4   Africa 6 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 995 4.8   Oceania 5 0.8
        Latin America 381 60.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.7 (X)   Northern America 57 9.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,465 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,196 100.0   English only 17,589 57.7
Never married 4,627 17.7   Language other than English 12,876 42.3
Now married, except separated 15,580 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,280 14.0
Separated 1,371 5.2   Spanish 12,645 41.5
Widowed 2,196 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,196 13.8
 Female 1,255 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 97 0.3
Divorced 2,422 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
 Female 1,115 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 116 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,359 100.0
           under 18 years 755 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,056 71.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 440 58.3   Arab 13 0.0
        Czech¹ 398 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,820 100.0   Dutch 177 0.5
Civilian veterans 3,093 12.5   English 1,297 4.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 310 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 43 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,241 6.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,861 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 505 7.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,017 100.0   Irish¹ 1,347 4.2
With a disability 3,325 25.5   Italian 150 0.5
 Percent employed 58.0 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 9,692 74.5   Norwegian 106 0.3
 Percent employed 70.4 (X)   Polish 291 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,253 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,573 48.4   Russian 11 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 275 0.8
        Scottish 198 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,465 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 13,336 43.8   Swedish 57 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,963 55.7   Swiss 32 0.1
 Same county 6,071 19.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 10,892 35.8   United States or American 1,351 4.2
  Same state 9,898 32.5   Welsh 35 0.1
  Different state 994 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 166 0.5   Other ancestries 14,647 45.3
 
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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