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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hockley 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 22,716 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,942 100.0   Native 21,540 94.8
Nursery school, preschool 388 5.6       Born in United States 21,445 94.4
Kindergarten 349 5.0           State of residence 18,723 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,087 44.5           Different state 2,722 12.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,607 23.1       Born outside United States 95 0.4
College or graduate school 1,511 21.8   Foreign born 1,176 5.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 409 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 480 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 13,466 100.0       Not a citizen 696 3.1
Less than 9th grade 2,116 15.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,165 16.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,532 26.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,176 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,845 21.1   Europe 57 4.8
Associate degree 983 7.3   Asia 74 6.3
Bachelor's degree 1,175 8.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 650 4.8   Oceania 4 0.3
        Latin America 1,029 87.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.2 (X)   Northern America 12 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,063 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,357 100.0   English only 14,882 70.7
Never married 3,938 22.7   Language other than English 6,181 29.3
Now married, except separated 10,448 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,181 10.4
Separated 304 1.8   Spanish 6,023 28.6
Widowed 1,226 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,124 10.1
 Female 1,038 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 92 0.4
Divorced 1,441 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.1
 Female 874 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 61 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,716 100.0
           under 18 years 650 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,243 84.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 454 69.8   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 59 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 68 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,095 100.0   Dutch 219 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,640 10.2   English 1,355 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 240 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 22 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,644 7.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,355 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 509 8.0   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,793 100.0   Irish¹ 1,611 7.1
With a disability 2,448 20.8   Italian 145 0.6
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 9,345 79.2   Norwegian 41 0.2
 Percent employed 74.8 (X)   Polish 86 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,654 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.1
With a disability 1,254 47.2   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 319 1.4
        Scottish 267 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,063 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.2
Same house in 1995 12,252 58.2   Swedish 83 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,680 41.2   Swiss 32 0.1
 Same county 4,760 22.6   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 3,920 18.6   United States or American 2,937 12.9
  Same state 3,213 15.3   Welsh 64 0.3
  Different state 707 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 48 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 131 0.6   Other ancestries 9,911 43.6
 
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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