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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buchanan 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 21,093 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,468 100.0   Native 20,899 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 357 6.5       Born in United States 20,863 98.9
Kindergarten 258 4.7           State of residence 18,342 87.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,826 51.7           Different state 2,521 12.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,481 27.1       Born outside United States 36 0.2
College or graduate school 546 10.0   Foreign born 194 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 49 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 150 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 13,383 100.0       Not a citizen 44 0.2
Less than 9th grade 955 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,102 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,839 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 194 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,721 20.3   Europe 42 21.6
Associate degree 1,070 8.0   Asia 63 32.5
Bachelor's degree 1,280 9.6   Africa 9 4.6
Graduate or professional degree 416 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 61 31.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.6 (X)   Northern America 19 9.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,649 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,247 100.0   English only 18,461 94.0
Never married 3,601 22.2   Language other than English 1,188 6.0
Now married, except separated 10,163 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 616 3.1
Separated 131 0.8   Spanish 281 1.4
Widowed 1,301 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.6
 Female 1,096 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 866 4.4
Divorced 1,051 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 482 2.5
 Female 520 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,093 100.0
           under 18 years 189 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,546 97.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 94 49.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 244 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 390 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,070 100.0   Dutch 519 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,104 14.0   English 1,837 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 544 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 73 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,203 38.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,206 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 409 7.9   Hungarian 1 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,211 100.0   Irish¹ 3,484 16.5
With a disability 1,878 16.8   Italian 154 0.7
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 9,333 83.2   Norwegian 817 3.9
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 230 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,856 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 985 34.5   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 242 1.1
        Scottish 292 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,649 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,359 62.9   Swedish 229 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,277 37.0   Swiss 85 0.4
 Same county 4,119 21.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,158 16.1   United States or American 1,931 9.2
  Same state 2,327 11.8   Welsh 49 0.2
  Different state 831 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.1   Other ancestries 1,188 5.6
 
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.

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