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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 18,324 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,529 100.0   Native 17,639 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 285 8.1       Born in United States 17,487 95.4
Kindergarten 201 5.7           State of residence 8,308 45.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,607 45.5           Different state 9,179 50.1
High school (grades 9-12) 854 24.2       Born outside United States 152 0.8
College or graduate school 582 16.5   Foreign born 685 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 240 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 296 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 13,653 100.0       Not a citizen 389 2.1
Less than 9th grade 1,167 8.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,482 10.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,853 28.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 685 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,859 20.9   Europe 310 45.3
Associate degree 777 5.7   Asia 32 4.7
Bachelor's degree 2,205 16.2   Africa 15 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,310 9.6   Oceania 10 1.5
        Latin America 285 41.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.6 (X)   Northern America 33 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,328 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,274 100.0   English only 16,302 94.1
Never married 2,393 15.7   Language other than English 1,026 5.9
Now married, except separated 9,683 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 395 2.3
Separated 263 1.7   Spanish 623 3.6
Widowed 1,444 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 350 2.0
 Female 1,214 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 360 2.1
Divorced 1,491 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.2
 Female 920 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 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 18,324 100.0
           under 18 years 310 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,226 83.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 220 71.0   Arab 16 0.1
        Czech¹ 59 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 40 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,639 100.0   Dutch 300 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,603 17.8   English 2,567 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 321 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 82 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,913 10.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,072 100.0   Greek 31 0.2
With a disability 264 8.6   Hungarian 38 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,867 100.0   Irish¹ 2,044 11.2
With a disability 2,227 22.6   Italian 414 2.3
 Percent employed 56.2 (X)   Lithuanian 44 0.2
No disability 7,640 77.4   Norwegian 142 0.8
 Percent employed 74.9 (X)   Polish 288 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,080 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 1,608 39.4   Russian 79 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,069 5.8
        Scottish 548 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 17,328 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,762 62.1   Swedish 170 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,351 36.7   Swiss 64 0.3
 Same county 2,123 12.3   Ukrainian 12 0.1
 Different county 4,228 24.4   United States or American 2,286 12.5
  Same state 1,411 8.1   Welsh 161 0.9
  Different state 2,817 16.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 215 1.2   Other ancestries 2,500 13.6
 
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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