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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Des Moines 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 42,351 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,167 100.0   Native 41,689 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 705 6.9       Born in United States 41,520 98.0
Kindergarten 502 4.9           State of residence 31,646 74.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,729 46.5           Different state 9,874 23.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,411 23.7       Born outside United States 169 0.4
College or graduate school 1,820 17.9   Foreign born 662 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 206 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 367 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 28,425 100.0       Not a citizen 295 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,408 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,627 9.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,173 39.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 662 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,214 21.9   Europe 259 39.1
Associate degree 2,468 8.7   Asia 218 32.9
Bachelor's degree 3,050 10.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,485 5.2   Oceania 6 0.9
        Latin America 106 16.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.8 (X)   Northern America 73 11.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 39,769 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,889 100.0   English only 38,521 96.9
Never married 7,794 23.0   Language other than English 1,248 3.1
Now married, except separated 19,230 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 467 1.2
Separated 483 1.4   Spanish 652 1.6
Widowed 2,646 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 234 0.6
 Female 2,249 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 368 0.9
Divorced 3,736 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.3
 Female 2,033 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 181 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,351 100.0
           under 18 years 471 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,117 99.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 150 31.8   Arab 61 0.1
        Czech¹ 313 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 380 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,056 100.0   Dutch 1,124 2.7
Civilian veterans 4,961 15.5   English 4,128 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,206 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 148 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,449 34.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,489 100.0   Greek 49 0.1
With a disability 788 8.3   Hungarian 103 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,973 100.0   Irish¹ 5,569 13.1
With a disability 3,583 15.6   Italian 648 1.5
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 45 0.1
No disability 19,390 84.4   Norwegian 589 1.4
 Percent employed 83.7 (X)   Polish 352 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 6,592 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 2,550 38.7   Russian 124 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 754 1.8
        Scottish 596 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 22 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 39,769 100.0   Subsaharan African 42 0.1
Same house in 1995 23,461 59.0   Swedish 2,404 5.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,982 40.2   Swiss 258 0.6
 Same county 10,563 26.6   Ukrainian 25 0.1
 Different county 5,419 13.6   United States or American 3,803 9.0
  Same state 2,713 6.8   Welsh 313 0.7
  Different state 2,706 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 326 0.8   Other ancestries 4,600 10.9
 
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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