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Harris county texas dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school973,905100.0
Nursery school, preschool65,5746.7
Kindergarten61,0686.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)452,16146.4
High school (grades 9-12)208,88821.4
College or graduate school186,21419.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over2,067,399100.0
Less than 9th grade249,92512.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma274,49713.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)447,29521.6
Some college, no degree440,74721.3
Associate degree98,0484.7
Bachelor's degree370,46517.9
Graduate or professional degree186,4229.0
Percent high school graduate or higher74.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over2,571,113100.0
Never married739,16028.7
Now married, except separated1,383,47653.8
Separated75,8272.9
Widowed123,2804.8
Female
100,5623.9
Divorced249,3709.7
Female
146,7055.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years91,017100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren39,10443.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,416,847100.0
Civilian veterans219,9669.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years847,336100.0
With a disability66,9067.9
Population 21 to 64 years2,005,947100.0
With a disability400,95620.0
Percent employed
58.6(X)
No disability1,604,99180.0
Percent employed
73.2(X)
Population 65 years and over241,638100.0
With a disability105,16343.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over3,121,999100.0
Same house in 19951,491,71947.8
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,448,77146.4
Same county
1,076,58234.5
Different county
372,18911.9
Same state
190,9766.1
Different state
181,2135.8
Elsewhere in 1995181,5095.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population3,400,578100.0
Native2,644,03077.8
Born in United States
2,610,54676.8
State of residence
1,861,75854.7
Different state
748,78822.0
Born outside United States
33,4841.0
Foreign born756,54822.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
374,54111.0
Naturalized citizen
223,6096.6
Not a citizen
532,93915.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)756,548100.0
Europe36,6224.8
Asia147,89419.5
Africa22,2052.9
Oceania1,5320.2
Latin America540,57471.5
Northern America7,7211.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over3,121,999100.0
English only1,992,14363.8
Language other than English1,129,85636.2
Speak English less than 'very well
569,79918.3
Spanish
898,88528.8
Speak English less than "very well"
475,79715.2
Other Indo-European languages
87,4702.8
Speak English less than "very well"
24,6650.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
116,2853.7
Speak English less than "very well"
63,0262.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population3,400,578100.0

Total ancestries reported

3,287,25096.7
Arab18,0430.5
Czech128,0240.8
Danish6,4080.2
Dutch24,9610.7
English212,6816.3
French (except Basque)182,5782.4
French Canadian115,1500.4
German289,6918.5
Greek7,6500.2
Hungarian6,3480.2
Irish1204,4686.0
Italian71,3742.1
Lithuanian2,4850.1
Norwegian16,5640.5
Polish44,9741.3
Portuguese2,9670.1
Russian13,3210.4
Scotch-Irish46,5041.4
Scottish43,1911.3
Slovak2,4090.1
Subsaharan African37,9141.1
Swedish18,6440.5
Swiss5,0870.1
Ukrainian3,3570.1
United States or American176,5045.2
Welsh11,9100.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)11,8230.3
Other ancestries1,882,22055.4
(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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