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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chariton 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 8,438 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,908 100.0   Native 8,385 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 125 6.6       Born in United States 8,380 99.3
Kindergarten 92 4.8           State of residence 7,174 85.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 932 48.8           Different state 1,206 14.3
High school (grades 9-12) 580 30.4       Born outside United States 5 0.1
College or graduate school 179 9.4   Foreign born 53 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 32 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,900 100.0       Not a citizen 21 0.2
Less than 9th grade 542 9.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 660 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,843 48.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 53 100.0
Some college, no degree 955 16.2   Europe 39 73.6
Associate degree 226 3.8   Asia 7 13.2
Bachelor's degree 449 7.6   Africa 2 3.8
Graduate or professional degree 225 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 3.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.6 (X)   Northern America 3 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,007 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,890 100.0   English only 7,833 97.8
Never married 1,344 19.5   Language other than English 174 2.2
Now married, except separated 4,214 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.6
Separated 81 1.2   Spanish 72 0.9
Widowed 780 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.4
 Female 648 9.4   Other Indo-European languages 90 1.1
Divorced 471 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
 Female 223 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,438 100.0
           under 18 years 73 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,873 81.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 64 87.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 20 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,429 100.0   Dutch 118 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,013 15.8   English 738 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 129 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,483 29.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,850 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 132 7.1   Hungarian 14 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,240 100.0   Irish¹ 790 9.4
With a disability 805 19.0   Italian 83 1.0
 Percent employed 54.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,435 81.0   Norwegian 18 0.2
 Percent employed 83.1 (X)   Polish 21 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,730 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 754 43.6   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 112 1.3
        Scottish 71 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,007 100.0   Subsaharan African 9 0.1
Same house in 1995 5,603 70.0   Swedish 67 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,388 29.8   Swiss 20 0.2
 Same county 1,303 16.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,085 13.6   United States or American 1,423 16.9
  Same state 817 10.2   Welsh 34 0.4
  Different state 268 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.2   Other ancestries 694 8.2
 
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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