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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wheeler 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 5,284 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,214 100.0   Native 4,997 94.6
Nursery school, preschool 34 2.8       Born in United States 4,987 94.4
Kindergarten 60 4.9           State of residence 3,759 71.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 653 53.8           Different state 1,228 23.2
High school (grades 9-12) 385 31.7       Born outside United States 10 0.2
College or graduate school 82 6.8   Foreign born 287 5.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 157 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 93 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 3,601 100.0       Not a citizen 194 3.7
Less than 9th grade 404 11.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 603 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,102 30.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 287 100.0
Some college, no degree 837 23.2   Europe 3 1.0
Associate degree 186 5.2   Asia 10 3.5
Bachelor's degree 350 9.7   Africa 2 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 119 3.3   Oceania 6 2.1
        Latin America 261 90.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 5 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,994 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,241 100.0   English only 4,477 89.6
Never married 671 15.8   Language other than English 517 10.4
Now married, except separated 2,795 65.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 235 4.7
Separated 35 0.8   Spanish 487 9.8
Widowed 399 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 229 4.6
 Female 333 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 17 0.3
Divorced 341 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
 Female 158 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,284 100.0
           under 18 years 64 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,288 81.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 33 51.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,966 100.0   Dutch 112 2.1
Civilian veterans 527 13.3   English 456 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 79 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 487 9.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,232 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 147 11.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,632 100.0   Irish¹ 649 12.3
With a disability 712 27.1   Italian 15 0.3
 Percent employed 68.1 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.1
No disability 1,920 72.9   Norwegian 29 0.5
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 31 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 994 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 513 51.6   Russian 13 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 77 1.5
        Scottish 59 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,994 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.1
Same house in 1995 2,933 58.7   Swedish 12 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,011 40.3   Swiss 28 0.5
 Same county 858 17.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,153 23.1   United States or American 904 17.1
  Same state 805 16.1   Welsh 16 0.3
  Different state 348 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 50 1.0   Other ancestries 1,295 24.5
 
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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