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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Valley 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 7,675 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,808 100.0   Native 7,588 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 83 4.6       Born in United States 7,546 98.3
Kindergarten 147 8.1           State of residence 5,085 66.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 894 49.4           Different state 2,461 32.1
High school (grades 9-12) 555 30.7       Born outside United States 42 0.5
College or graduate school 129 7.1   Foreign born 87 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 68 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 5,345 100.0       Not a citizen 19 0.2
Less than 9th grade 380 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 481 9.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,122 39.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 87 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,165 21.8   Europe 31 35.6
Associate degree 356 6.7   Asia 7 8.0
Bachelor's degree 609 11.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 232 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 2.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 47 54.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,283 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,161 100.0   English only 7,046 96.7
Never married 1,359 22.1   Language other than English 237 3.3
Now married, except separated 3,767 61.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.3
Separated 51 0.8   Spanish 104 1.4
Widowed 558 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
 Female 423 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 83 1.1
Divorced 426 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
 Female 219 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,675 100.0
           under 18 years 103 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,891 115.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 63 61.2   Arab 14 0.2
        Czech¹ 144 1.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 114 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,736 100.0   Dutch 159 2.1
Civilian veterans 982 17.1   English 667 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 316 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 50 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,295 29.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,731 100.0   Greek 12 0.2
With a disability 101 5.8   Hungarian 20 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,091 100.0   Irish¹ 771 10.0
With a disability 747 18.3   Italian 68 0.9
 Percent employed 51.3 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 3,344 81.7   Norwegian 1,879 24.5
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 139 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,397 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 523 37.4   Russian 95 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 200 2.6
        Scottish 150 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,283 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,078 69.7   Swedish 238 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,191 30.1   Swiss 34 0.4
 Same county 987 13.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,204 16.5   United States or American 408 5.3
  Same state 746 10.2   Welsh 29 0.4
  Different state 458 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 14 0.2   Other ancestries 1,078 14.0
 
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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