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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dallas 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 2,218,899 100.0
      enrolled in school 591,553 100.0   Native 1,755,325 79.1
Nursery school, preschool 41,239 7.0       Born in United States 1,737,373 78.3
Kindergarten 36,947 6.2           State of residence 1,224,712 55.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 280,153 47.4           Different state 512,661 23.1
High school (grades 9-12) 124,272 21.0       Born outside United States 17,952 0.8
College or graduate school 108,942 18.4   Foreign born 463,574 20.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 264,942 11.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 102,201 4.6
  Population 25 years and over 1,365,848 100.0       Not a citizen 361,373 16.3
Less than 9th grade 163,076 11.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 179,020 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 295,823 21.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 463,574 100.0
Some college, no degree 291,063 21.3   Europe 18,701 4.0
Associate degree 68,717 5.0   Asia 76,138 16.4
Bachelor's degree 245,829 18.0   Africa 17,044 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 122,320 9.0   Oceania 967 0.2
        Latin America 346,793 74.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.0 (X)   Northern America 3,931 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,038,325 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,695,384 100.0   English only 1,375,049 67.5
Never married 508,471 30.0   Language other than English 663,276 32.5
Now married, except separated 870,992 51.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 367,243 18.0
Separated 51,058 3.0   Spanish 539,570 26.5
Widowed 84,460 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 316,065 15.5
 Female 69,817 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 46,167 2.3
Divorced 180,403 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,115 0.7
 Female 107,510 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 58,131 2.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,347 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,218,899 100.0
           under 18 years 58,182 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,091,022 94.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 26,336 45.3   Arab 8,649 0.4
        Czech¹ 10,676 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,541 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,600,826 100.0   Dutch 18,515 0.8
Civilian veterans 150,632 9.4   English 151,028 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 39,267 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,186 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 169,946 7.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 532,080 100.0   Greek 3,601 0.2
With a disability 45,831 8.6   Hungarian 3,392 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,313,495 100.0   Irish¹ 140,456 6.3
With a disability 274,176 20.9   Italian 34,275 1.5
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 1,586 0.1
No disability 1,039,319 79.1   Norwegian 12,617 0.6
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 19,785 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 168,972 100.0   Portuguese 1,613 0.1
With a disability 72,304 42.8   Russian 8,700 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 34,102 1.5
        Scottish 31,447 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,133 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 2,038,325 100.0   Subsaharan African 30,599 1.4
Same house in 1995 923,752 45.3   Swedish 13,388 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 977,492 48.0   Swiss 3,326 0.1
 Same county 664,899 32.6   Ukrainian 1,795 0.1
 Different county 312,593 15.3   United States or American 133,618 6.0
  Same state 171,981 8.4   Welsh 9,289 0.4
  Different state 140,612 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4,104 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 137,081 6.7   Other ancestries 1,193,388 53.8
 
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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