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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 13,754 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,150 100.0   Native 13,669 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 222 7.0       Born in United States 13,606 98.9
Kindergarten 223 7.1           State of residence 11,044 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,515 48.1           Different state 2,562 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 892 28.3       Born outside United States 63 0.5
College or graduate school 298 9.5   Foreign born 85 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 34 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 9,279 100.0       Not a citizen 52 0.4
Less than 9th grade 747 8.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,105 11.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,549 49.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 85 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,491 16.1   Europe 44 51.8
Associate degree 385 4.1   Asia 21 24.7
Bachelor's degree 738 8.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 264 2.8   Oceania 4 4.7
        Latin America 16 18.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,933 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,983 100.0   English only 12,508 96.7
Never married 2,022 18.4   Language other than English 425 3.3
Now married, except separated 6,300 57.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.8
Separated 128 1.2   Spanish 188 1.5
Widowed 1,304 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.4
 Female 1,040 9.5   Other Indo-European languages 191 1.5
Divorced 1,229 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.3
 Female 710 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,754 100.0
           under 18 years 204 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,323 82.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 128 62.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 50 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 35 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,277 100.0   Dutch 292 2.1
Civilian veterans 1,509 14.7   English 1,314 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 348 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,025 22.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,144 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 241 7.7   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,963 100.0   Irish¹ 1,781 12.9
With a disability 1,766 25.4   Italian 178 1.3
 Percent employed 61.9 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.1
No disability 5,197 74.6   Norwegian 82 0.6
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 89 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,601 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,357 52.2   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 309 2.2
        Scottish 154 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,933 100.0   Subsaharan African 17 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,619 58.9   Swedish 174 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,267 40.7   Swiss 37 0.3
 Same county 3,202 24.8   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 2,065 16.0   United States or American 1,945 14.1
  Same state 1,413 10.9   Welsh 199 1.4
  Different state 652 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 47 0.4   Other ancestries 1,232 9.0
 
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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