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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 38,127 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,338 100.0   Native 35,825 94.0
Nursery school, preschool 707 7.6       Born in United States 35,653 93.5
Kindergarten 605 6.5           State of residence 29,534 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,608 49.3           Different state 6,119 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,148 23.0       Born outside United States 172 0.5
College or graduate school 1,270 13.6   Foreign born 2,302 6.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,452 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 500 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 24,703 100.0       Not a citizen 1,802 4.7
Less than 9th grade 3,646 14.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,424 22.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,672 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,302 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,173 16.9   Europe 84 3.6
Associate degree 812 3.3   Asia 79 3.4
Bachelor's degree 1,014 4.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 962 3.9   Oceania 6 0.3
        Latin America 2,065 89.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.3 (X)   Northern America 68 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,477 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,915 100.0   English only 32,688 92.1
Never married 6,483 21.7   Language other than English 2,789 7.9
Now married, except separated 16,881 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,971 5.6
Separated 754 2.5   Spanish 2,462 6.9
Widowed 2,589 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,887 5.3
 Female 2,235 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 245 0.7
Divorced 3,208 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.2
 Female 1,639 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 82 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 38,127 100.0
           under 18 years 1,257 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,594 69.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 587 46.7   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 10 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,242 100.0   Dutch 358 0.9
Civilian veterans 3,286 11.6   English 2,331 6.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 236 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 57 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,246 3.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,636 100.0   Greek 30 0.1
With a disability 791 9.2   Hungarian 25 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,296 100.0   Irish¹ 2,724 7.1
With a disability 5,612 26.4   Italian 177 0.5
 Percent employed 49.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 15,684 73.6   Norwegian 94 0.2
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Polish 161 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,728 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,595 54.9   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 302 0.8
        Scottish 359 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,477 100.0   Subsaharan African 197 0.5
Same house in 1995 20,447 57.6   Swedish 44 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,365 40.5   Swiss 28 0.1
 Same county 8,851 24.9   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 5,514 15.5   United States or American 9,343 24.5
  Same state 3,760 10.6   Welsh 92 0.2
  Different state 1,754 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 665 1.9   Other ancestries 8,734 22.9
 
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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