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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nueces 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 313,645 100.0
      enrolled in school 91,444 100.0   Native 293,139 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 5,909 6.5       Born in United States 290,165 92.5
Kindergarten 4,902 5.4           State of residence 234,078 74.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 41,159 45.0           Different state 56,087 17.9
High school (grades 9-12) 21,230 23.2       Born outside United States 2,974 0.9
College or graduate school 18,244 20.0   Foreign born 20,506 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,894 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,113 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 191,848 100.0       Not a citizen 11,393 3.6
Less than 9th grade 23,676 12.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25,504 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 48,026 25.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,506 100.0
Some college, no degree 47,658 24.8   Europe 1,519 7.4
Associate degree 10,953 5.7   Asia 2,754 13.4
Bachelor's degree 22,927 12.0   Africa 238 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 13,104 6.8   Oceania 150 0.7
        Latin America 15,063 73.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.4 (X)   Northern America 782 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 289,673 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 239,724 100.0   English only 165,279 57.1
Never married 63,906 26.7   Language other than English 124,394 42.9
Now married, except separated 126,000 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39,462 13.6
Separated 7,216 3.0   Spanish 118,743 41.0
Widowed 15,148 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37,946 13.1
 Female 12,250 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 3,003 1.0
Divorced 27,454 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 623 0.2
 Female 15,624 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,342 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 838 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 313,645 100.0
           under 18 years 11,621 100.0     Total ancestries reported 298,336 95.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,031 51.9   Arab 507 0.2
        Czech¹ 3,513 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 550 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 221,976 100.0   Dutch 2,278 0.7
Civilian veterans 31,850 14.3   English 17,270 5.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,843 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,169 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,617 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 79,690 100.0   Greek 533 0.2
With a disability 6,810 8.5   Hungarian 357 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 170,739 100.0   Irish¹ 19,729 6.3
With a disability 37,294 21.8   Italian 4,194 1.3
 Percent employed 51.7 (X)   Lithuanian 91 0.0
No disability 133,445 78.2   Norwegian 1,530 0.5
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 2,684 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 33,643 100.0   Portuguese 138 0.0
With a disability 15,968 47.5   Russian 484 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 4,712 1.5
        Scottish 3,257 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 88 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 289,673 100.0   Subsaharan African 532 0.2
Same house in 1995 154,148 53.2   Swedish 1,437 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 130,958 45.2   Swiss 336 0.1
 Same county 85,694 29.6   Ukrainian 158 0.1
 Different county 45,264 15.6   United States or American 13,112 4.2
  Same state 27,048 9.3   Welsh 939 0.3
  Different state 18,216 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 402 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,567 1.6   Other ancestries 184,876 58.9
 
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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