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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Zandt 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 48,140 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,226 100.0   Native 46,403 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 732 6.5       Born in United States 46,210 96.0
Kindergarten 569 5.1           State of residence 37,798 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,825 51.9           Different state 8,412 17.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,895 25.8       Born outside United States 193 0.4
College or graduate school 1,205 10.7   Foreign born 1,737 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 978 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 467 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 32,427 100.0       Not a citizen 1,270 2.6
Less than 9th grade 2,882 8.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,186 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,154 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,737 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,949 21.4   Europe 159 9.2
Associate degree 1,501 4.6   Asia 88 5.1
Bachelor's degree 2,453 7.6   Africa 18 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,302 4.0   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 1,446 83.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 24 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,108 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 38,192 100.0   English only 41,780 92.6
Never married 6,048 15.8   Language other than English 3,328 7.4
Now married, except separated 24,764 64.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,656 3.7
Separated 526 1.4   Spanish 2,957 6.6
Widowed 3,041 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,555 3.4
 Female 2,567 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 250 0.6
Divorced 3,813 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
 Female 1,952 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 73 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,140 100.0
           under 18 years 1,344 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,366 75.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 815 60.6   Arab 10 0.0
        Czech¹ 202 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 56 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,832 100.0   Dutch 703 1.5
Civilian veterans 5,489 15.3   English 3,772 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 876 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 76 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,721 7.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,788 100.0   Greek 31 0.1
With a disability 1,117 10.4   Hungarian 17 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,928 100.0   Irish¹ 5,085 10.6
With a disability 6,160 23.8   Italian 317 0.7
 Percent employed 55.0 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 19,768 76.2   Norwegian 205 0.4
 Percent employed 72.5 (X)   Polish 171 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 7,728 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.0
With a disability 3,611 46.7   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 728 1.5
        Scottish 677 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 45,108 100.0   Subsaharan African 85 0.2
Same house in 1995 25,830 57.3   Swedish 229 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,694 41.4   Swiss 25 0.1
 Same county 7,697 17.1   Ukrainian 26 0.1
 Different county 10,997 24.4   United States or American 10,527 21.9
  Same state 9,510 21.1   Welsh 162 0.3
  Different state 1,487 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 107 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 584 1.3   Other ancestries 8,492 17.6
 
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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