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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Zapata 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 12,182 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,703 100.0   Native 9,251 75.9
Nursery school, preschool 251 6.8       Born in United States 9,181 75.4
Kindergarten 268 7.2           State of residence 7,830 64.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,887 51.0           Different state 1,351 11.1
High school (grades 9-12) 938 25.3       Born outside United States 70 0.6
College or graduate school 359 9.7   Foreign born 2,931 24.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 933 7.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,057 8.7
  Population 25 years and over 6,945 100.0       Not a citizen 1,874 15.4
Less than 9th grade 2,112 30.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,144 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,926 27.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,931 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,045 15.0   Europe 20 0.7
Associate degree 115 1.7   Asia 15 0.5
Bachelor's degree 395 5.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 208 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,896 98.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 53.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,085 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,821 100.0   English only 2,357 21.3
Never married 2,074 23.5   Language other than English 8,728 78.7
Now married, except separated 5,422 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,029 36.3
Separated 187 2.1   Spanish 8,657 78.1
Widowed 659 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,994 36.0
 Female 498 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 59 0.5
Divorced 479 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.3
 Female 258 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                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 12,182 100.0
           under 18 years 454 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,892 89.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 274 60.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,166 100.0   Dutch 69 0.6
Civilian veterans 783 9.6   English 318 2.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 84 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 361 3.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,496 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 322 9.2   Hungarian 21 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,788 100.0   Irish¹ 258 2.1
With a disability 1,740 30.1   Italian 43 0.4
 Percent employed 42.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,048 69.9   Norwegian 20 0.2
 Percent employed 55.2 (X)   Polish 19 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,776 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 862 48.5   Russian 9 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 106 0.9
        Scottish 59 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,085 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,214 65.1   Swedish 20 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,587 32.4   Swiss 15 0.1
 Same county 2,453 22.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,134 10.2   United States or American 318 2.6
  Same state 688 6.2   Welsh 7 0.1
  Different state 446 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 284 2.6   Other ancestries 9,142 75.0
 
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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