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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tama 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 18,103 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,440 100.0   Native 17,742 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 277 6.2       Born in United States 17,723 97.9
Kindergarten 288 6.5           State of residence 15,130 83.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,225 50.1           Different state 2,593 14.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,089 24.5       Born outside United States 19 0.1
College or graduate school 561 12.6   Foreign born 361 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 165 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 141 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 12,011 100.0       Not a citizen 220 1.2
Less than 9th grade 862 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,031 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,906 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 361 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,907 24.2   Europe 58 16.1
Associate degree 755 6.3   Asia 62 17.2
Bachelor's degree 1,207 10.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 343 2.9   Oceania 2 0.6
        Latin America 235 65.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.2 (X)   Northern America 4 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,855 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,193 100.0   English only 15,478 91.8
Never married 2,787 19.6   Language other than English 1,377 8.2
Now married, except separated 8,896 62.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 413 2.5
Separated 151 1.1   Spanish 587 3.5
Widowed 1,203 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 210 1.2
 Female 998 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 296 1.8
Divorced 1,156 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 81 0.5
 Female 611 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 60 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,103 100.0
           under 18 years 259 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,075 105.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 151 58.3   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 2,505 13.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 269 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,296 100.0   Dutch 453 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,022 15.2   English 1,521 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 265 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 62 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,103 33.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,027 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 262 6.5   Hungarian 13 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,282 100.0   Irish¹ 2,188 12.1
With a disability 1,519 16.4   Italian 166 0.9
 Percent employed 65.6 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 7,763 83.6   Norwegian 921 5.1
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 141 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,053 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,088 35.6   Russian 72 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 294 1.6
        Scottish 221 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,855 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,430 61.9   Swedish 193 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,334 37.6   Swiss 75 0.4
 Same county 3,241 19.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,093 18.4   United States or American 1,291 7.1
  Same state 2,226 13.2   Welsh 125 0.7
  Different state 867 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 91 0.5   Other ancestries 2,165 12.0
 
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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