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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataTexas

Social Statistics

Big Spring, Texas

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school6,496100.0
Nursery school, preschool3014.6
Kindergarten3936.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8)2,88744.4
High school (grades 9-12)1,51523.3
College or graduate school1,40021.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over16,857100.0
Less than 9th grade2,72016.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,70016.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,12930.4
Some college, no degree3,45620.5
Associate degree9815.8
Bachelor's degree1,2987.7
Graduate or professional degree5733.4
Percent high school graduate or higher67.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher11.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over20,309100.0
Never married3,77018.6
Now married, except separated11,70757.6
Separated6303.1
Widowed2,06610.2
Female
1,4026.9
Divorced2,13610.5
Female
1,1105.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years574100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren33858.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over19,326100.0
Civilian veterans2,38812.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years5,505100.0
With a disability3646.6
Population 21 to 64 years10,530100.0
With a disability2,57924.5
Percent employed
53.0(X)
No disability7,95175.5
Percent employed
74.9(X)
Population 65 years and over3,330100.0
With a disability1,62348.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over23,792100.0
Same house in 199511,44048.1
Different house in the U.S. in 199511,65849.0
Same county
4,71019.8
Different county
6,94829.2
Same state
5,16421.7
Different state
1,7847.5
Elsewhere in 19956942.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population25,346100.0
Native23,55092.9
Born in United States
23,38792.3
State of residence
18,50273.0
Different state
4,88519.3
Born outside United States
1630.6
Foreign born1,7967.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
5782.3
Naturalized citizen
4341.7
Not a citizen
1,3625.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,796100.0
Europe251.4
Asia935.2
Africa181.0
Oceania80.4
Latin America1,63991.3
Northern America130.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over23,792100.0
English only15,05763.3
Language other than English8,73536.7
Speak English less than 'very well
3,14213.2
Spanish
8,51135.8
Speak English less than "very well"
3,05012.8
Other Indo-European languages
1060.4
Speak English less than "very well"
370.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1070.4
Speak English less than "very well"
550.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population25,346100.0

Total ancestries reported

19,31376.2
Arab160.1
Czech1180.1
Danish210.1
Dutch1460.6
English1,3875.5
French (except Basque)12861.1
French Canadian1340.1
German1,4715.8
Greek70.0
Hungarian00.0
Irish11,5065.9
Italian2140.8
Lithuanian00.0
Norwegian740.3
Polish740.3
Portuguese70.0
Russian290.1
Scotch-Irish3431.4
Scottish2240.9
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African710.3
Swedish460.2
Swiss00.0
Ukrainian150.1
United States or American2,4149.5
Welsh70.0
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)660.3
Other ancestries10,83742.8
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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