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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buena Vista 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 20,411 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,960 100.0   Native 17,870 87.6
Nursery school, preschool 346 5.8       Born in United States 17,773 87.1
Kindergarten 343 5.8           State of residence 14,182 69.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,484 41.7           Different state 3,591 17.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,338 22.4       Born outside United States 97 0.5
College or graduate school 1,449 24.3   Foreign born 2,541 12.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,432 7.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 587 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 12,736 100.0       Not a citizen 1,954 9.6
Less than 9th grade 1,160 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,218 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,607 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,541 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,565 20.1   Europe 52 2.0
Associate degree 804 6.3   Asia 743 29.2
Bachelor's degree 1,789 14.0   Africa 31 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 593 4.7   Oceania 3 0.1
        Latin America 1,628 64.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.3 (X)   Northern America 84 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,226 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,152 100.0   English only 16,025 83.4
Never married 4,370 27.1   Language other than English 3,201 16.6
Now married, except separated 9,238 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,985 10.3
Separated 213 1.3   Spanish 2,143 11.1
Widowed 1,285 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,382 7.2
 Female 1,103 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 236 1.2
Divorced 1,046 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.4
 Female 512 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 794 4.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 530 2.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,411 100.0
           under 18 years 181 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,103 108.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 54 29.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 130 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 927 4.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,233 100.0   Dutch 726 3.6
Civilian veterans 1,851 12.2   English 1,387 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 404 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 131 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,518 36.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,286 100.0   Greek 14 0.1
With a disability 381 7.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,447 100.0   Irish¹ 1,758 8.6
With a disability 1,592 15.2   Italian 109 0.5
 Percent employed 60.7 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 8,855 84.8   Norwegian 1,261 6.2
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 207 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 3,109 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,089 35.0   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 227 1.1
        Scottish 308 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,226 100.0   Subsaharan African 50 0.2
Same house in 1995 10,747 55.9   Swedish 1,566 7.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,592 39.5   Swiss 140 0.7
 Same county 3,607 18.8   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 3,985 20.7   United States or American 1,028 5.0
  Same state 1,994 10.4   Welsh 164 0.8
  Different state 1,991 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 887 4.6   Other ancestries 4,024 19.7
 
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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