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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Denton 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 432,976 100.0
      enrolled in school 130,034 100.0   Native 392,385 90.6
Nursery school, preschool 9,640 7.4       Born in United States 387,294 89.4
Kindergarten 7,039 5.4           State of residence 217,711 50.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 53,331 41.0           Different state 169,583 39.2
High school (grades 9-12) 22,368 17.2       Born outside United States 5,091 1.2
College or graduate school 37,656 29.0   Foreign born 40,591 9.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20,240 4.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,061 3.2
  Population 25 years and over 265,220 100.0       Not a citizen 26,530 6.1
Less than 9th grade 10,768 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17,427 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 52,816 19.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 40,591 100.0
Some college, no degree 69,266 26.1   Europe 3,667 9.0
Associate degree 17,758 6.7   Asia 13,884 34.2
Bachelor's degree 70,677 26.6   Africa 1,262 3.1
Graduate or professional degree 26,508 10.0   Oceania 164 0.4
        Latin America 20,327 50.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.4 (X)   Northern America 1,287 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 397,853 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 331,300 100.0   English only 336,049 84.5
Never married 86,705 26.2   Language other than English 61,804 15.5
Now married, except separated 199,346 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26,050 6.5
Separated 4,619 1.4   Spanish 40,100 10.1
Widowed 10,203 3.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18,247 4.6
 Female 8,510 2.6   Other Indo-European languages 9,987 2.5
Divorced 30,427 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,283 0.6
 Female 17,817 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,194 2.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,117 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 432,976 100.0
           under 18 years 6,690 100.0     Total ancestries reported 436,927 100.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,001 44.9   Arab 1,907 0.4
        Czech¹ 3,825 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,012 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 313,225 100.0   Dutch 7,485 1.7
Civilian veterans 34,084 10.9   English 47,346 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,363 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,373 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 67,895 15.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 102,869 100.0   Greek 1,182 0.3
With a disability 6,716 6.5   Hungarian 1,103 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 270,986 100.0   Irish¹ 50,577 11.7
With a disability 32,805 12.1   Italian 14,178 3.3
 Percent employed 69.1 (X)   Lithuanian 358 0.1
No disability 238,181 87.9   Norwegian 5,120 1.2
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 7,954 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 20,483 100.0   Portuguese 646 0.1
With a disability 8,352 40.8   Russian 2,010 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 9,697 2.2
        Scottish 10,346 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 482 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 397,853 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,826 0.4
Same house in 1995 150,036 37.7   Swedish 5,154 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 235,442 59.2   Swiss 826 0.2
 Same county 88,285 22.2   Ukrainian 652 0.2
 Different county 147,157 37.0   United States or American 41,177 9.5
  Same state 93,406 23.5   Welsh 3,201 0.7
  Different state 53,751 13.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 954 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 12,375 3.1   Other ancestries 133,278 30.8
 
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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