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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gonzales 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 18,628 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,671 100.0   Native 16,581 89.0
Nursery school, preschool 370 7.9       Born in United States 16,525 88.7
Kindergarten 350 7.5           State of residence 14,939 80.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,447 52.4           Different state 1,586 8.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,192 25.5       Born outside United States 56 0.3
College or graduate school 312 6.7   Foreign born 2,047 11.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,063 5.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 688 3.7
  Population 25 years and over 11,797 100.0       Not a citizen 1,359 7.3
Less than 9th grade 2,395 20.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,092 17.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,981 33.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,047 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,789 15.2   Europe 34 1.7
Associate degree 273 2.3   Asia 19 0.9
Bachelor's degree 985 8.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 282 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,965 96.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.0 (X)   Northern America 29 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,359 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,361 100.0   English only 11,434 65.9
Never married 3,325 23.2   Language other than English 5,925 34.1
Now married, except separated 8,281 57.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,482 14.3
Separated 284 2.0   Spanish 5,745 33.1
Widowed 1,225 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,467 14.2
 Female 1,043 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 176 1.0
Divorced 1,246 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 602 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,628 100.0
           under 18 years 470 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,787 90.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 184 39.1   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 718 3.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,416 100.0   Dutch 146 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,729 12.9   English 1,190 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 442 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 27 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,720 14.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,551 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 382 8.4   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,541 100.0   Irish¹ 1,282 6.9
With a disability 2,252 23.6   Italian 75 0.4
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,289 76.4   Norwegian 22 0.1
 Percent employed 76.2 (X)   Polish 129 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,930 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 1,243 42.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 281 1.5
        Scottish 127 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 17,359 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,639 61.3   Swedish 17 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,185 35.6   Swiss 15 0.1
 Same county 3,752 21.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,433 14.0   United States or American 1,162 6.2
  Same state 2,011 11.6   Welsh 8 0.0
  Different state 422 2.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 535 3.1   Other ancestries 8,342 44.8
 
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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