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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Linn 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 191,701 100.0
      enrolled in school 51,126 100.0   Native 186,767 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 4,043 7.9       Born in United States 185,922 97.0
Kindergarten 2,942 5.8           State of residence 143,826 75.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,092 43.2           Different state 42,096 22.0
High school (grades 9-12) 10,502 20.5       Born outside United States 845 0.4
College or graduate school 11,547 22.6   Foreign born 4,934 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,607 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,002 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 123,896 100.0       Not a citizen 2,932 1.5
Less than 9th grade 3,413 2.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,254 6.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37,590 30.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,934 100.0
Some college, no degree 28,892 23.3   Europe 1,093 22.2
Associate degree 11,390 9.2   Asia 2,574 52.2
Bachelor's degree 25,444 20.5   Africa 230 4.7
Graduate or professional degree 8,913 7.2   Oceania 54 1.1
        Latin America 773 15.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.6 (X)   Northern America 210 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 178,464 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 151,105 100.0   English only 169,838 95.2
Never married 39,363 26.1   Language other than English 8,626 4.8
Now married, except separated 86,076 57.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,830 1.6
Separated 1,595 1.1   Spanish 3,437 1.9
Widowed 8,858 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,187 0.7
 Female 7,208 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 3,077 1.7
Divorced 15,213 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 740 0.4
 Female 8,575 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,447 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 585 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 191,701 100.0
           under 18 years 1,853 100.0     Total ancestries reported 216,070 112.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 765 41.3   Arab 1,071 0.6
        Czech¹ 14,046 7.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,171 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 143,355 100.0   Dutch 5,501 2.9
Civilian veterans 20,618 14.4   English 19,437 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,496 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 651 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 70,581 36.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 43,917 100.0   Greek 588 0.3
With a disability 4,077 9.3   Hungarian 377 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 110,560 100.0   Irish¹ 32,055 16.7
With a disability 14,806 13.4   Italian 3,396 1.8
 Percent employed 65.3 (X)   Lithuanian 123 0.1
No disability 95,754 86.6   Norwegian 9,886 5.2
 Percent employed 85.3 (X)   Polish 2,749 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 22,130 100.0   Portuguese 96 0.1
With a disability 7,781 35.2   Russian 360 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,107 1.6
        Scottish 3,506 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 256 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 178,464 100.0   Subsaharan African 449 0.2
Same house in 1995 93,325 52.3   Swedish 4,958 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 82,994 46.5   Swiss 1,126 0.6
 Same county 50,887 28.5   Ukrainian 116 0.1
 Different county 32,107 18.0   United States or American 11,044 5.8
  Same state 16,639 9.3   Welsh 1,416 0.7
  Different state 15,468 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 106 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,145 1.2   Other ancestries 20,402 10.6
 
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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