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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Val Verde 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 44,856 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,850 100.0   Native 34,362 76.6
Nursery school, preschool 785 6.1       Born in United States 33,556 74.8
Kindergarten 940 7.3           State of residence 25,987 57.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,667 51.9           Different state 7,569 16.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,015 23.5       Born outside United States 806 1.8
College or graduate school 1,443 11.2   Foreign born 10,494 23.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,602 5.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,110 9.2
  Population 25 years and over 26,281 100.0       Not a citizen 6,384 14.2
Less than 9th grade 7,139 27.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,725 14.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,507 24.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,494 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,263 16.2   Europe 128 1.2
Associate degree 932 3.5   Asia 162 1.5
Bachelor's degree 2,327 8.9   Africa 34 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,388 5.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 10,114 96.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.7 (X)   Northern America 56 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,982 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,946 100.0   English only 12,320 30.1
Never married 7,508 22.8   Language other than English 28,662 69.9
Now married, except separated 20,391 61.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,323 30.1
Separated 828 2.5   Spanish 28,258 69.0
Widowed 2,117 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,169 29.7
 Female 1,765 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 188 0.5
Divorced 2,102 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.2
 Female 1,188 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 133 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 44,856 100.0
           under 18 years 1,807 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,255 94.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 844 46.7   Arab 53 0.1
        Czech¹ 64 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 48 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,262 100.0   Dutch 306 0.7
Civilian veterans 3,694 12.6   English 1,302 2.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 347 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 190 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,088 4.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,089 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 901 7.5   Hungarian 32 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,586 100.0   Irish¹ 1,471 3.3
With a disability 5,115 22.6   Italian 454 1.0
 Percent employed 54.0 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.0
No disability 17,471 77.4   Norwegian 124 0.3
 Percent employed 63.0 (X)   Polish 210 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,645 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.0
With a disability 2,197 47.3   Russian 37 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 263 0.6
        Scottish 246 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 22 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,982 100.0   Subsaharan African 76 0.2
Same house in 1995 22,590 55.1   Swedish 169 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,643 40.6   Swiss 43 0.1
 Same county 9,701 23.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,942 16.9   United States or American 1,563 3.5
  Same state 3,684 9.0   Welsh 123 0.3
  Different state 3,258 7.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,749 4.3   Other ancestries 32,971 73.5
 
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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