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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 4,647 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,095 100.0   Native 4,597 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 97 8.9       Born in United States 4,583 98.6
Kindergarten 32 2.9           State of residence 4,008 86.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 561 51.2           Different state 575 12.4
High school (grades 9-12) 305 27.9       Born outside United States 14 0.3
College or graduate school 100 9.1   Foreign born 50 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 25 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 3,285 100.0       Not a citizen 25 0.5
Less than 9th grade 217 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 287 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,251 38.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 50 100.0
Some college, no degree 800 24.4   Europe 17 34.0
Associate degree 192 5.8   Asia 10 20.0
Bachelor's degree 399 12.1   Africa 6 12.0
Graduate or professional degree 139 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 17 34.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,390 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,733 100.0   English only 4,223 96.2
Never married 672 18.0   Language other than English 167 3.8
Now married, except separated 2,358 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 1.0
Separated 10 0.3   Spanish 36 0.8
Widowed 428 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
 Female 366 9.8   Other Indo-European languages 129 2.9
Divorced 265 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.8
 Female 126 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                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 4,647 100.0
           under 18 years 4 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,203 112.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2 50.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 696 15.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 263 5.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,497 100.0   Dutch 87 1.9
Civilian veterans 539 15.4   English 464 10.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 96 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,440 31.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 984 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 58 5.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,281 100.0   Irish¹ 595 12.8
With a disability 414 18.1   Italian 109 2.3
 Percent employed 63.8 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.2
No disability 1,867 81.9   Norwegian 84 1.8
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Polish 559 12.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,053 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.1
With a disability 432 41.0   Russian 13 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 66 1.4
        Scottish 54 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,390 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.1
Same house in 1995 2,929 66.7   Swedish 137 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,439 32.8   Swiss 10 0.2
 Same county 717 16.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 722 16.4   United States or American 258 5.6
  Same state 582 13.3   Welsh 34 0.7
  Different state 140 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22 0.5   Other ancestries 215 4.6
 
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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