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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Brazoria 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 241,767 100.0
      enrolled in school 68,391 100.0   Native 221,170 91.5
Nursery school, preschool 4,630 6.8       Born in United States 219,342 90.7
Kindergarten 4,067 5.9           State of residence 165,268 68.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 32,181 47.1           Different state 54,074 22.4
High school (grades 9-12) 15,619 22.8       Born outside United States 1,828 0.8
College or graduate school 11,894 17.4   Foreign born 20,597 8.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,470 3.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,511 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 152,244 100.0       Not a citizen 13,086 5.4
Less than 9th grade 11,929 7.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 19,224 12.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 41,412 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,597 100.0
Some college, no degree 39,265 25.8   Europe 1,558 7.6
Associate degree 10,556 6.9   Asia 3,589 17.4
Bachelor's degree 20,945 13.8   Africa 195 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 8,913 5.9   Oceania 44 0.2
        Latin America 14,791 71.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.5 (X)   Northern America 420 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 223,313 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 184,358 100.0   English only 175,709 78.7
Never married 39,927 21.7   Language other than English 47,604 21.3
Now married, except separated 111,944 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,670 7.9
Separated 4,008 2.2   Spanish 40,276 18.0
Widowed 9,304 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,430 6.9
 Female 7,459 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 3,199 1.4
Divorced 19,175 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 655 0.3
 Female 9,224 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,460 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,482 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 241,767 100.0
           under 18 years 5,701 100.0     Total ancestries reported 226,732 93.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,887 50.6   Arab 659 0.3
        Czech¹ 5,259 2.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 608 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 172,770 100.0   Dutch 3,173 1.3
Civilian veterans 23,229 13.4   English 18,758 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,529 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,911 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 30,656 12.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 59,361 100.0   Greek 276 0.1
With a disability 4,694 7.9   Hungarian 474 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 132,973 100.0   Irish¹ 21,100 8.7
With a disability 24,092 18.1   Italian 4,949 2.0
 Percent employed 59.7 (X)   Lithuanian 143 0.1
No disability 108,881 81.9   Norwegian 1,295 0.5
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 2,797 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 20,313 100.0   Portuguese 157 0.1
With a disability 8,731 43.0   Russian 528 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 4,526 1.9
        Scottish 3,321 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 73 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 223,313 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,079 0.4
Same house in 1995 118,596 53.1   Swedish 1,822 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 100,176 44.9   Swiss 393 0.2
 Same county 52,780 23.6   Ukrainian 160 0.1
 Different county 47,396 21.2   United States or American 20,692 8.6
  Same state 36,828 16.5   Welsh 1,031 0.4
  Different state 10,568 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 346 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,541 2.0   Other ancestries 92,017 38.1
 
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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