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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Childress 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 7,688 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,691 100.0   Native 7,323 95.3
Nursery school, preschool 98 5.8       Born in United States 7,305 95.0
Kindergarten 42 2.5           State of residence 5,019 65.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 842 49.8           Different state 2,286 29.7
High school (grades 9-12) 472 27.9       Born outside United States 18 0.2
College or graduate school 237 14.0   Foreign born 365 4.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 113 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 165 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 5,173 100.0       Not a citizen 200 2.6
Less than 9th grade 730 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,083 20.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,601 30.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 365 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,076 20.8   Europe 24 6.6
Associate degree 236 4.6   Asia 28 7.7
Bachelor's degree 297 5.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 150 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 313 85.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,315 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,364 100.0   English only 6,018 82.3
Never married 840 13.2   Language other than English 1,297 17.7
Now married, except separated 4,531 71.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 371 5.1
Separated 82 1.3   Spanish 1,207 16.5
Widowed 533 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 349 4.8
 Female 426 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 60 0.8
Divorced 378 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 241 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 30 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,688 100.0
           under 18 years 126 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,334 69.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 95 75.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 30 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 13 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,984 100.0   Dutch 94 1.2
Civilian veterans 677 11.3   English 692 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 117 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 511 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,406 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 119 8.5   Hungarian 33 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,097 100.0   Irish¹ 461 6.0
With a disability 687 22.2   Italian 76 1.0
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,410 77.8   Norwegian 19 0.2
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 17 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,047 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 507 48.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 138 1.8
        Scottish 64 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,315 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,658 63.7   Swedish 35 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,493 34.1   Swiss 8 0.1
 Same county 1,456 19.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,037 14.2   United States or American 1,056 13.7
  Same state 705 9.6   Welsh 27 0.4
  Different state 332 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 164 2.2   Other ancestries 1,923 25.0
 
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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