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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pottawattamie 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 87,704 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,969 100.0   Native 85,927 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,422 6.5       Born in United States 85,534 97.5
Kindergarten 1,039 4.7           State of residence 52,704 60.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,540 48.0           Different state 32,830 37.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,350 24.4       Born outside United States 393 0.4
College or graduate school 3,618 16.5   Foreign born 1,777 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 715 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 776 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 57,013 100.0       Not a citizen 1,001 1.1
Less than 9th grade 2,821 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,280 11.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,431 39.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,777 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,944 22.7   Europe 370 20.8
Associate degree 3,966 7.0   Asia 420 23.6
Bachelor's degree 5,974 10.5   Africa 103 5.8
Graduate or professional degree 2,597 4.6   Oceania 21 1.2
        Latin America 810 45.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.0 (X)   Northern America 53 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 81,997 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 69,113 100.0   English only 78,283 95.5
Never married 16,604 24.0   Language other than English 3,714 4.5
Now married, except separated 38,690 56.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,344 1.6
Separated 1,003 1.5   Spanish 2,182 2.7
Widowed 5,097 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 886 1.1
 Female 4,166 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,052 1.3
Divorced 7,719 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 212 0.3
 Female 4,271 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 336 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 87,704 100.0
           under 18 years 1,392 100.0     Total ancestries reported 95,528 108.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 715 51.4   Arab 98 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,860 2.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,474 6.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 64,932 100.0   Dutch 2,286 2.6
Civilian veterans 9,977 15.4   English 9,823 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,888 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 329 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 30,528 34.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,405 100.0   Greek 207 0.2
With a disability 2,012 9.9   Hungarian 105 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,986 100.0   Irish¹ 14,776 16.8
With a disability 9,322 19.0   Italian 2,349 2.7
 Percent employed 62.0 (X)   Lithuanian 69 0.1
No disability 39,664 81.0   Norwegian 2,370 2.7
 Percent employed 83.9 (X)   Polish 1,366 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 11,331 100.0   Portuguese 57 0.1
With a disability 4,423 39.0   Russian 280 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,442 1.6
        Scottish 1,120 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 81,997 100.0   Subsaharan African 136 0.2
Same house in 1995 46,320 56.5   Swedish 2,692 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 35,146 42.9   Swiss 330 0.4
 Same county 22,110 27.0   Ukrainian 116 0.1
 Different county 13,036 15.9   United States or American 5,229 6.0
  Same state 4,254 5.2   Welsh 593 0.7
  Different state 8,782 10.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 531 0.6   Other ancestries 8,963 10.2
 
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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