Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 20,229 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,834 100.0   Native 19,691 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 271 5.6       Born in United States 19,628 97.0
Kindergarten 295 6.1           State of residence 10,689 52.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,346 48.5           Different state 8,939 44.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,211 25.1       Born outside United States 63 0.3
College or graduate school 711 14.7   Foreign born 538 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 221 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 227 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 13,505 100.0       Not a citizen 311 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,508 11.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,198 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,887 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 538 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,901 21.5   Europe 95 17.7
Associate degree 533 3.9   Asia 45 8.4
Bachelor's degree 891 6.6   Africa 4 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 587 4.3   Oceania 8 1.5
        Latin America 350 65.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.6 (X)   Northern America 36 6.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,902 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,998 100.0   English only 18,055 95.5
Never married 2,516 15.7   Language other than English 847 4.5
Now married, except separated 10,229 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 283 1.5
Separated 194 1.2   Spanish 613 3.2
Widowed 1,418 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 238 1.3
 Female 1,187 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 144 0.8
Divorced 1,641 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.2
 Female 772 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 52 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,229 100.0
           under 18 years 391 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,569 81.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 235 60.1   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 38 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 58 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,056 100.0   Dutch 409 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,622 17.4   English 2,135 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 476 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 115 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,999 9.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,540 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 429 9.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,907 100.0   Irish¹ 2,423 12.0
With a disability 2,725 25.0   Italian 166 0.8
 Percent employed 48.5 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 8,182 75.0   Norwegian 124 0.6
 Percent employed 74.3 (X)   Polish 54 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,262 100.0   Portuguese 43 0.2
With a disability 1,713 52.5   Russian 23 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 360 1.8
        Scottish 261 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,902 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,654 56.4   Swedish 107 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,073 42.7   Swiss 54 0.3
 Same county 4,799 25.4   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 3,274 17.3   United States or American 4,234 20.9
  Same state 1,166 6.2   Welsh 64 0.3
  Different state 2,108 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 52 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 175 0.9   Other ancestries 3,350 16.6
 
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.

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO

A-Z Index

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #