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Matagorda county texas dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school10,524100.0
Nursery school, preschool6686.3
Kindergarten7226.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)5,46651.9
High school (grades 9-12)2,73626.0
College or graduate school9328.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over23,509100.0
Less than 9th grade3,38014.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma3,59915.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)7,34531.2
Some college, no degree5,11721.8
Associate degree1,1384.8
Bachelor's degree2,2329.5
Graduate or professional degree6983.0
Percent high school graduate or higher70.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher12.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over28,648100.0
Never married6,20721.7
Now married, except separated16,85958.8
Separated6822.4
Widowed2,2377.8
Female
1,8116.3
Divorced2,6639.3
Female
1,3534.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years886100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren47553.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over26,629100.0
Civilian veterans3,41112.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years10,275100.0
With a disability5815.7
Population 21 to 64 years19,971100.0
With a disability4,29321.5
Percent employed
54.7(X)
No disability15,67878.5
Percent employed
69.5(X)
Population 65 years and over4,598100.0
With a disability2,18947.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over35,289100.0
Same house in 199520,75558.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199513,64838.7
Same county
9,03125.6
Different county
4,61713.1
Same state
3,63910.3
Different state
9782.8
Elsewhere in 19958862.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population37,957100.0
Native34,19790.1
Born in United States
33,97189.5
State of residence
28,12574.1
Different state
5,84615.4
Born outside United States
2260.6
Foreign born3,7609.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,6714.4
Naturalized citizen
1,0622.8
Not a citizen
2,6987.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)3,760100.0
Europe681.8
Asia48612.9
Africa381.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America3,15183.8
Northern America170.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over35,289100.0
English only25,90973.4
Language other than English9,38026.6
Speak English less than 'very well
3,90611.1
Spanish
8,41223.8
Speak English less than "very well"
3,53810.0
Other Indo-European languages
2460.7
Speak English less than "very well"
410.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6912.0
Speak English less than "very well"
3220.9
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population37,957100.0

Total ancestries reported

35,10692.5
Arab00.0
Czech11,3863.7
Danish1000.3
Dutch3370.9
English2,3726.2
French (except Basque)18182.2
French Canadian11790.5
German4,07210.7
Greek520.1
Hungarian380.1
Irish12,6026.9
Italian3931.0
Lithuanian00.0
Norwegian1540.4
Polish3330.9
Portuguese580.2
Russian1100.3
Scotch-Irish5281.4
Scottish3811.0
Slovak100.0
Subsaharan African1790.5
Swedish2190.6
Swiss410.1
Ukrainian260.1
United States or American2,4616.5
Welsh1060.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)620.2
Other ancestries18,08947.7
(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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