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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 483,924 100.0
      enrolled in school 114,180 100.0   Native 450,405 93.1
Nursery school, preschool 7,943 7.0       Born in United States 441,430 91.2
Kindergarten 6,603 5.8           State of residence 209,544 43.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 55,499 48.6           Different state 231,886 47.9
High school (grades 9-12) 26,001 22.8       Born outside United States 8,975 1.9
College or graduate school 18,134 15.9   Foreign born 33,519 6.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14,505 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11,908 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 326,208 100.0       Not a citizen 21,611 4.5
Less than 9th grade 26,554 8.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 55,786 17.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 109,920 33.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 33,519 100.0
Some college, no degree 66,317 20.3   Europe 4,471 13.3
Associate degree 18,962 5.8   Asia 4,429 13.2
Bachelor's degree 32,646 10.0   Africa 423 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 16,023 4.9   Oceania 41 0.1
        Latin America 22,375 66.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 1,780 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 453,180 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 385,727 100.0   English only 398,332 87.9
Never married 80,773 20.9   Language other than English 54,848 12.1
Now married, except separated 220,649 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,548 5.4
Separated 8,932 2.3   Spanish 40,178 8.9
Widowed 32,230 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,068 4.2
 Female 25,815 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 10,168 2.2
Divorced 43,143 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,479 0.8
 Female 23,193 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,725 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,791 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 483,924 100.0
           under 18 years 11,386 100.0     Total ancestries reported 454,179 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,077 53.4   Arab 713 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,312 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 992 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 366,125 100.0   Dutch 8,555 1.8
Civilian veterans 62,188 17.0   English 50,537 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,228 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,914 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 57,412 11.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 104,663 100.0   Greek 919 0.2
With a disability 10,209 9.8   Hungarian 1,788 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 254,076 100.0   Irish¹ 50,149 10.4
With a disability 63,924 25.2   Italian 16,529 3.4
 Percent employed 56.3 (X)   Lithuanian 603 0.1
No disability 190,152 74.8   Norwegian 2,931 0.6
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 8,392 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 85,429 100.0   Portuguese 923 0.2
With a disability 35,346 41.4   Russian 1,359 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 8,378 1.7
        Scottish 9,026 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 669 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 453,180 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,276 0.5
Same house in 1995 231,550 51.1   Swedish 4,134 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 211,595 46.7   Swiss 1,025 0.2
 Same county 125,162 27.6   Ukrainian 580 0.1
 Different county 86,433 19.1   United States or American 68,544 14.2
  Same state 35,832 7.9   Welsh 2,656 0.5
  Different state 50,601 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5,246 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 10,035 2.2   Other ancestries 131,389 27.2
 
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.

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