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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rusk 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 47,372 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,399 100.0   Native 45,269 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 603 5.3       Born in United States 45,083 95.2
Kindergarten 745 6.5           State of residence 36,645 77.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,485 48.1           Different state 8,438 17.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,851 25.0       Born outside United States 186 0.4
College or graduate school 1,715 15.0   Foreign born 2,103 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,086 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 538 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 31,843 100.0       Not a citizen 1,565 3.3
Less than 9th grade 2,743 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,506 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,499 33.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,103 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,089 22.3   Europe 100 4.8
Associate degree 1,938 6.1   Asia 111 5.3
Bachelor's degree 2,559 8.0   Africa 3 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,509 4.7   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 1,836 87.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.1 (X)   Northern America 51 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 44,429 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,746 100.0   English only 40,698 91.6
Never married 6,724 17.8   Language other than English 3,731 8.4
Now married, except separated 23,914 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,966 4.4
Separated 825 2.2   Spanish 3,416 7.7
Widowed 3,062 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,871 4.2
 Female 2,544 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 208 0.5
Divorced 3,221 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
 Female 1,721 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 95 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 47,372 100.0
           under 18 years 1,266 100.0     Total ancestries reported 35,083 74.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 771 60.9   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 73 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,557 100.0   Dutch 412 0.9
Civilian veterans 4,932 13.9   English 3,601 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 832 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 120 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,114 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,563 100.0   Greek 10 0.0
With a disability 886 8.4   Hungarian 67 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,232 100.0   Irish¹ 3,583 7.6
With a disability 5,387 22.2   Italian 290 0.6
 Percent employed 50.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 18,845 77.8   Norwegian 136 0.3
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Polish 87 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,921 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 3,274 47.3   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 828 1.7
        Scottish 674 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 34 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 44,429 100.0   Subsaharan African 129 0.3
Same house in 1995 27,928 62.9   Swedish 207 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,883 35.7   Swiss 25 0.1
 Same county 7,439 16.7   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 8,444 19.0   United States or American 6,827 14.4
  Same state 6,516 14.7   Welsh 199 0.4
  Different state 1,928 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 618 1.4   Other ancestries 13,776 29.1
 
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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