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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tarrant 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 1,446,219 100.0
      enrolled in school 399,208 100.0   Native 1,262,996 87.3
Nursery school, preschool 29,062 7.3       Born in United States 1,246,978 86.2
Kindergarten 23,992 6.0           State of residence 822,742 56.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 184,890 46.3           Different state 424,236 29.3
High school (grades 9-12) 82,603 20.7       Born outside United States 16,018 1.1
College or graduate school 78,661 19.7   Foreign born 183,223 12.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 94,960 6.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 56,074 3.9
  Population 25 years and over 898,850 100.0       Not a citizen 127,149 8.8
Less than 9th grade 68,114 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 99,808 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 211,638 23.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 183,223 100.0
Some college, no degree 225,827 25.1   Europe 12,211 6.7
Associate degree 54,178 6.0   Asia 43,613 23.8
Bachelor's degree 168,743 18.8   Africa 6,994 3.8
Graduate or professional degree 70,542 7.8   Oceania 937 0.5
        Latin America 116,681 63.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.3 (X)   Northern America 2,787 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,332,055 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,103,658 100.0   English only 1,040,888 78.1
Never married 280,465 25.4   Language other than English 291,167 21.9
Now married, except separated 620,013 56.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140,324 10.5
Separated 26,259 2.4   Spanish 218,616 16.4
Widowed 52,674 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109,170 8.2
 Female 44,001 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 26,817 2.0
Divorced 124,247 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,010 0.6
 Female 72,395 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 37,148 2.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,547 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,446,219 100.0
           under 18 years 32,790 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,378,130 95.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 15,697 47.9   Arab 5,999 0.4
        Czech¹ 8,953 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,803 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,038,078 100.0   Dutch 18,748 1.3
Civilian veterans 127,710 12.3   English 128,668 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 34,039 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,544 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 162,549 11.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 351,158 100.0   Greek 2,690 0.2
With a disability 28,151 8.0   Hungarian 2,500 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 849,667 100.0   Irish¹ 128,507 8.9
With a disability 155,303 18.3   Italian 30,424 2.1
 Percent employed 63.6 (X)   Lithuanian 1,296 0.1
No disability 694,364 81.7   Norwegian 11,996 0.8
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 17,714 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 112,870 100.0   Portuguese 1,421 0.1
With a disability 48,050 42.6   Russian 4,183 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 27,494 1.9
        Scottish 26,741 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,118 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,332,055 100.0   Subsaharan African 12,984 0.9
Same house in 1995 598,122 44.9   Swedish 11,949 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 680,367 51.1   Swiss 2,164 0.1
 Same county 407,480 30.6   Ukrainian 1,334 0.1
 Different county 272,887 20.5   United States or American 124,530 8.6
  Same state 148,198 11.1   Welsh 7,957 0.6
  Different state 124,689 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,264 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 53,566 4.0   Other ancestries 589,561 40.8
 
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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