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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Collin 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 491,675 100.0
      enrolled in school 136,630 100.0   Native 426,396 86.7
Nursery school, preschool 13,682 10.0       Born in United States 420,585 85.5
Kindergarten 8,476 6.2           State of residence 223,499 45.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 62,528 45.8           Different state 197,086 40.1
High school (grades 9-12) 25,993 19.0       Born outside United States 5,811 1.2
College or graduate school 25,951 19.0   Foreign born 65,279 13.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 35,012 7.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22,237 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 315,665 100.0       Not a citizen 43,042 8.8
Less than 9th grade 10,201 3.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15,641 5.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 47,525 15.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 65,279 100.0
Some college, no degree 72,983 23.1   Europe 7,927 12.1
Associate degree 19,898 6.3   Asia 28,566 43.8
Bachelor's degree 103,394 32.8   Africa 2,418 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 46,023 14.6   Oceania 338 0.5
        Latin America 22,826 35.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 (X)   Northern America 3,204 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 47.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 449,510 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 370,868 100.0   English only 366,248 81.5
Never married 79,918 21.5   Language other than English 83,262 18.5
Now married, except separated 241,822 65.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,678 7.0
Separated 4,790 1.3   Spanish 40,117 8.9
Widowed 10,894 2.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,890 4.0
 Female 9,197 2.5   Other Indo-European languages 17,642 3.9
Divorced 33,444 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,139 0.9
 Female 19,865 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22,532 5.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,011 2.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 491,675 100.0
           under 18 years 7,029 100.0     Total ancestries reported 507,729 103.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,658 37.8   Arab 3,369 0.7
        Czech¹ 3,824 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,146 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 350,761 100.0   Dutch 6,724 1.4
Civilian veterans 36,394 10.4   English 56,748 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,053 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,813 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 78,591 16.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 113,512 100.0   Greek 1,732 0.4
With a disability 7,357 6.5   Hungarian 1,846 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 309,507 100.0   Irish¹ 55,922 11.4
With a disability 35,276 11.4   Italian 18,572 3.8
 Percent employed 71.5 (X)   Lithuanian 886 0.2
No disability 274,231 88.6   Norwegian 5,926 1.2
 Percent employed 81.1 (X)   Polish 10,015 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 24,601 100.0   Portuguese 751 0.2
With a disability 9,277 37.7   Russian 4,515 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 10,719 2.2
        Scottish 12,393 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 515 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 449,510 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,814 0.6
Same house in 1995 171,109 38.1   Swedish 6,759 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 258,138 57.4   Swiss 1,518 0.3
 Same county 89,395 19.9   Ukrainian 1,064 0.2
 Different county 168,743 37.5   United States or American 44,709 9.1
  Same state 98,870 22.0   Welsh 3,556 0.7
  Different state 69,873 15.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 972 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 20,263 4.5   Other ancestries 153,277 31.2
 
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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