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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataTexas

Social Statistics

Houston, Texas,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school536,832100.0
Nursery school, preschool34,0796.3
Kindergarten34,8626.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)242,51845.2
High school (grades 9-12)110,14820.5
College or graduate school115,22521.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,201,154100.0
Less than 9th grade177,77714.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma177,66814.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)245,29920.4
Some college, no degree228,98519.1
Associate degree47,3863.9
Bachelor's degree207,78717.3
Graduate or professional degree116,2529.7
Percent high school graduate or higher70.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher27.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,498,970100.0
Never married482,84632.2
Now married, except separated731,75448.8
Separated53,8313.6
Widowed81,3545.4
Female
66,1244.4
Divorced149,18510.0
Female
87,3525.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years57,190100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren25,34744.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,418,965100.0
Civilian veterans116,5758.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years460,482100.0
With a disability39,7228.6
Population 21 to 64 years1,156,749100.0
With a disability254,76222.0
Percent employed
56.2(X)
No disability901,98778.0
Percent employed
71.0(X)
Population 65 years and over158,152100.0
With a disability70,00144.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,794,753100.0
Same house in 1995841,76146.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995821,36145.8
Same county
613,70934.2
Different county
207,65211.6
Same state
108,2716.0
Different state
99,3815.5
Elsewhere in 1995131,6317.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,954,848100.0
Native1,438,74373.6
Born in United States
1,420,22672.7
State of residence
1,044,32453.4
Different state
375,90219.2
Born outside United States
18,5170.9
Foreign born516,10526.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
269,43813.8
Naturalized citizen
136,4727.0
Not a citizen
379,63319.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)516,105100.0
Europe23,2944.5
Asia92,36617.9
Africa16,9883.3
Oceania9300.2
Latin America378,27973.3
Northern America4,2480.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,794,753100.0
English only1,053,20758.7
Language other than English741,54641.3
Speak English less than 'very well
395,05422.0
Spanish
597,00033.3
Speak English less than "very well"
334,46118.6
Other Indo-European languages
54,0203.0
Speak English less than "very well"
15,9450.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
70,7183.9
Speak English less than "very well"
39,7952.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,954,848100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,856,30195.0
Arab11,3220.6
Czech111,6930.6
Danish2,8040.1
Dutch9,8220.5
English98,0675.0
French (except Basque)136,9831.9
French Canadian16,3010.3
German118,5646.1
Greek3,9800.2
Hungarian3,1610.2
Irish183,8884.3
Italian31,8991.6
Lithuanian1,2020.1
Norwegian7,3670.4
Polish19,2971.0
Portuguese1,4660.1
Russian8,4230.4
Scotch-Irish21,5531.1
Scottish20,1711.0
Slovak9220.0
Subsaharan African27,8411.4
Swedish8,7980.5
Swiss2,2260.1
Ukrainian1,6930.1
United States or American71,5313.7
Welsh5,3250.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)6,5430.3
Other ancestries1,233,45963.1
(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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