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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hale 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 36,602 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,891 100.0   Native 33,598 91.8
Nursery school, preschool 698 6.4       Born in United States 33,461 91.4
Kindergarten 665 6.1           State of residence 28,778 78.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,155 47.3           Different state 4,683 12.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,643 24.3       Born outside United States 137 0.4
College or graduate school 1,730 15.9   Foreign born 3,004 8.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,071 2.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,050 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 21,498 100.0       Not a citizen 1,954 5.3
Less than 9th grade 3,640 16.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,693 17.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,175 28.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,004 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,048 18.8   Europe 35 1.2
Associate degree 857 4.0   Asia 198 6.6
Bachelor's degree 2,093 9.7   Africa 13 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 992 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,729 90.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.9 (X)   Northern America 29 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,605 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,381 100.0   English only 20,390 60.7
Never married 5,900 21.5   Language other than English 13,215 39.3
Now married, except separated 16,620 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,712 14.0
Separated 667 2.4   Spanish 12,895 38.4
Widowed 2,038 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,626 13.8
 Female 1,586 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 173 0.5
Divorced 2,156 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.1
 Female 1,255 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 143 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,602 100.0
           under 18 years 1,064 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,282 82.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 565 53.1   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 81 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 76 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,535 100.0   Dutch 243 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,318 9.1   English 2,003 5.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 415 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 67 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,958 5.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,763 100.0   Greek 12 0.0
With a disability 683 7.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,544 100.0   Irish¹ 1,771 4.8
With a disability 3,757 21.4   Italian 230 0.6
 Percent employed 57.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,787 78.6   Norwegian 72 0.2
 Percent employed 76.2 (X)   Polish 86 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,288 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,743 40.6   Russian 73 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 467 1.3
        Scottish 283 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,605 100.0   Subsaharan African 46 0.1
Same house in 1995 17,126 51.0   Swedish 92 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,005 47.6   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 9,504 28.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,501 19.3   United States or American 3,115 8.5
  Same state 5,331 15.9   Welsh 100 0.3
  Different state 1,170 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 38 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 474 1.4   Other ancestries 19,034 52.0
 
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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