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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 5,639 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,408 100.0   Native 5,593 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 116 8.2       Born in United States 5,586 99.1
Kindergarten 66 4.7           State of residence 4,754 84.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 651 46.2           Different state 832 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 423 30.0       Born outside United States 7 0.1
College or graduate school 152 10.8   Foreign born 46 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 25 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 18 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 3,886 100.0       Not a citizen 28 0.5
Less than 9th grade 215 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 304 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,557 40.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 46 100.0
Some college, no degree 934 24.0   Europe 11 23.9
Associate degree 353 9.1   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 372 9.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 151 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 28 60.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X)   Northern America 7 15.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,324 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,522 100.0   English only 5,179 97.3
Never married 818 18.1   Language other than English 145 2.7
Now married, except separated 3,051 67.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 1.0
Separated 18 0.4   Spanish 81 1.5
Widowed 355 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.6
 Female 281 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 59 1.1
Divorced 280 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.4
 Female 136 3.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 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 5,639 100.0
           under 18 years 28 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,568 116.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 14 50.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 219 3.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 128 2.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,222 100.0   Dutch 116 2.1
Civilian veterans 589 14.0   English 452 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 104 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,357 41.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,266 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 94 7.4   Hungarian 4 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,852 100.0   Irish¹ 514 9.1
With a disability 411 14.4   Italian 72 1.3
 Percent employed 77.4 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.2
No disability 2,441 85.6   Norwegian 154 2.7
 Percent employed 85.3 (X)   Polish 425 7.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,045 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.1
With a disability 325 31.1   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 37 0.7
        Scottish 32 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 5,324 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,558 66.8   Swedish 1,255 22.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,744 32.8   Swiss 106 1.9
 Same county 703 13.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,041 19.6   United States or American 229 4.1
  Same state 810 15.2   Welsh 16 0.3
  Different state 231 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22 0.4   Other ancestries 300 5.3
 
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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