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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dubuque 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 89,143 100.0
      enrolled in school 24,497 100.0   Native 87,488 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,754 7.2       Born in United States 87,221 97.8
Kindergarten 1,170 4.8           State of residence 70,940 79.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,539 43.0           Different state 16,281 18.3
High school (grades 9-12) 5,320 21.7       Born outside United States 267 0.3
College or graduate school 5,714 23.3   Foreign born 1,655 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,010 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 541 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 57,236 100.0       Not a citizen 1,114 1.2
Less than 9th grade 3,986 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,468 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,999 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,655 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,401 18.2   Europe 666 40.2
Associate degree 3,173 5.5   Asia 288 17.4
Bachelor's degree 8,340 14.6   Africa 69 4.2
Graduate or professional degree 3,869 6.8   Oceania 38 2.3
        Latin America 489 29.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2 (X)   Northern America 105 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 83,184 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 70,394 100.0   English only 79,868 96.0
Never married 18,818 26.7   Language other than English 3,316 4.0
Now married, except separated 40,713 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,301 1.6
Separated 446 0.6   Spanish 1,652 2.0
Widowed 4,803 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 648 0.8
 Female 3,963 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,289 1.5
Divorced 5,614 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 454 0.5
 Female 2,922 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 285 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 170 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 89,143 100.0
           under 18 years 608 100.0     Total ancestries reported 96,863 108.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 208 34.2   Arab 67 0.1
        Czech¹ 749 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 364 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 66,332 100.0   Dutch 1,612 1.8
Civilian veterans 8,737 13.2   English 5,637 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,628 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 286 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 44,647 50.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 21,147 100.0   Greek 331 0.4
With a disability 1,564 7.4   Hungarian 78 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,625 100.0   Irish¹ 18,775 21.1
With a disability 6,936 14.3   Italian 1,654 1.9
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 50 0.1
No disability 41,689 85.7   Norwegian 1,996 2.2
 Percent employed 83.9 (X)   Polish 954 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 12,140 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 4,607 37.9   Russian 90 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 603 0.7
        Scottish 607 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 83,184 100.0   Subsaharan African 89 0.1
Same house in 1995 49,898 60.0   Swedish 1,053 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 32,218 38.7   Swiss 856 1.0
 Same county 21,131 25.4   Ukrainian 36 0.0
 Different county 11,087 13.3   United States or American 7,062 7.9
  Same state 4,545 5.5   Welsh 295 0.3
  Different state 6,542 7.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 33 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,068 1.3   Other ancestries 6,292 7.1
 
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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