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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grimes 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 23,552 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,846 100.0   Native 22,364 95.0
Nursery school, preschool 332 5.7       Born in United States 22,263 94.5
Kindergarten 326 5.6           State of residence 18,383 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,830 48.4           Different state 3,880 16.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,571 26.9       Born outside United States 101 0.4
College or graduate school 787 13.5   Foreign born 1,188 5.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 509 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 358 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 16,080 100.0       Not a citizen 830 3.5
Less than 9th grade 2,053 12.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,203 19.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,271 32.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,188 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,240 20.1   Europe 71 6.0
Associate degree 660 4.1   Asia 71 6.0
Bachelor's degree 1,160 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 493 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,044 87.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.3 (X)   Northern America 2 0.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,160 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,753 100.0   English only 19,038 85.9
Never married 3,614 19.3   Language other than English 3,122 14.1
Now married, except separated 10,866 57.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,143 5.2
Separated 608 3.2   Spanish 2,717 12.3
Widowed 1,742 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,038 4.7
 Female 1,128 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 341 1.5
Divorced 1,923 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 0.4
 Female 777 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 58 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,552 100.0
           under 18 years 517 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,553 78.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 254 49.1   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 203 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,728 100.0   Dutch 116 0.5
Civilian veterans 2,330 13.1   English 1,494 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 440 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 37 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,013 12.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,215 100.0   Greek 40 0.2
With a disability 357 6.8   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,463 100.0   Irish¹ 1,390 5.9
With a disability 2,895 25.3   Italian 323 1.4
 Percent employed 63.1 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 8,568 74.7   Norwegian 53 0.2
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Polish 1,294 5.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,706 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,301 48.1   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 362 1.5
        Scottish 167 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,160 100.0   Subsaharan African 53 0.2
Same house in 1995 12,888 58.2   Swedish 42 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,052 40.8   Swiss 16 0.1
 Same county 3,270 14.8   Ukrainian 11 0.0
 Different county 5,782 26.1   United States or American 2,066 8.8
  Same state 4,768 21.5   Welsh 35 0.1
  Different state 1,014 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 50 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 220 1.0   Other ancestries 7,274 30.9
 
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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