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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Benton 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 9,421 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,424 100.0   Native 9,347 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 214 8.8       Born in United States 9,300 98.7
Kindergarten 135 5.6           State of residence 7,267 77.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,215 50.1           Different state 2,033 21.6
High school (grades 9-12) 613 25.3       Born outside United States 47 0.5
College or graduate school 247 10.2   Foreign born 74 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 64 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 6,158 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.1
Less than 9th grade 228 3.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 618 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,963 48.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 74 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,194 19.4   Europe 40 54.1
Associate degree 354 5.7   Asia 1 1.4
Bachelor's degree 542 8.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 259 4.2   Oceania 7 9.5
        Latin America 26 35.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,830 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,311 100.0   English only 8,474 96.0
Never married 1,371 18.8   Language other than English 356 4.0
Now married, except separated 4,490 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.9
Separated 101 1.4   Spanish 259 2.9
Widowed 660 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.7
 Female 563 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 75 0.8
Divorced 689 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
 Female 370 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,421 100.0
           under 18 years 180 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,486 90.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 99 55.0   Arab 15 0.2
        Czech¹ 19 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 34 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,816 100.0   Dutch 299 3.2
Civilian veterans 869 12.7   English 651 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 541 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 40 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,565 27.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,288 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 178 7.8   Hungarian 15 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,987 100.0   Irish¹ 1,260 13.4
With a disability 977 19.6   Italian 83 0.9
 Percent employed 68.9 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 4,010 80.4   Norwegian 40 0.4
 Percent employed 84.9 (X)   Polish 114 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,337 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 533 39.9   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 139 1.5
        Scottish 131 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,830 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,470 61.9   Swedish 151 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,314 37.5   Swiss 81 0.9
 Same county 1,525 17.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,789 20.3   United States or American 1,285 13.6
  Same state 1,345 15.2   Welsh 27 0.3
  Different state 444 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 46 0.5   Other ancestries 984 10.4
 
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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