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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Benton 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 78,153 100.0
      enrolled in school 30,859 100.0   Native 72,194 92.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,179 3.8       Born in United States 71,100 91.0
Kindergarten 765 2.5           State of residence 33,165 42.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,905 25.6           Different state 37,935 48.5
High school (grades 9-12) 4,187 13.6       Born outside United States 1,094 1.4
College or graduate school 16,823 54.5   Foreign born 5,959 7.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,270 4.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,111 2.7
  Population 25 years and over 45,758 100.0       Not a citizen 3,848 4.9
Less than 9th grade 1,222 2.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,927 4.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,024 15.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,959 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,613 23.2   Europe 1,525 25.6
Associate degree 3,288 7.2   Asia 2,521 42.3
Bachelor's degree 11,969 26.2   Africa 167 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 9,715 21.2   Oceania 106 1.8
        Latin America 1,333 22.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 93.1 (X)   Northern America 307 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 47.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 74,282 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 64,652 100.0   English only 66,875 90.0
Never married 23,673 36.6   Language other than English 7,407 10.0
Now married, except separated 32,438 50.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,982 4.0
Separated 662 1.0   Spanish 3,027 4.1
Widowed 2,676 4.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,365 1.8
 Female 2,328 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,729 2.3
Divorced 5,203 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 377 0.5
 Female 2,981 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,284 3.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,110 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 78,153 100.0
           under 18 years 611 100.0     Total ancestries reported 89,753 114.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 248 40.6   Arab 197 0.3
        Czech¹ 748 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,268 1.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 61,360 100.0   Dutch 2,019 2.6
Civilian veterans 7,052 11.5   English 11,533 14.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,575 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 649 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,677 22.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,276 100.0   Greek 462 0.6
With a disability 1,404 6.9   Hungarian 312 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 45,829 100.0   Irish¹ 9,481 12.1
With a disability 5,378 11.7   Italian 2,136 2.7
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 124 0.2
No disability 40,451 88.3   Norwegian 3,639 4.7
 Percent employed 76.2 (X)   Polish 1,673 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 7,697 100.0   Portuguese 483 0.6
With a disability 2,739 35.6   Russian 811 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 2,000 2.6
        Scottish 3,160 4.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 74,282 100.0   Subsaharan African 162 0.2
Same house in 1995 31,393 42.3   Swedish 3,139 4.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,603 54.7   Swiss 835 1.1
 Same county 14,393 19.4   Ukrainian 140 0.2
 Different county 26,210 35.3   United States or American 4,417 5.7
  Same state 15,441 20.8   Welsh 1,077 1.4
  Different state 10,769 14.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,286 3.1   Other ancestries 18,905 24.2
 
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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