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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 62,380 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,391 100.0   Native 58,356 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 793 4.6       Born in United States 57,828 92.7
Kindergarten 693 4.0           State of residence 31,073 49.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,104 40.8           Different state 26,755 42.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,714 21.4       Born outside United States 528 0.8
College or graduate school 5,087 29.3   Foreign born 4,024 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,892 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,226 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 39,357 100.0       Not a citizen 2,798 4.5
Less than 9th grade 2,300 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,423 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,158 25.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,024 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,636 27.0   Europe 668 16.6
Associate degree 2,866 7.3   Asia 533 13.2
Bachelor's degree 6,338 16.1   Africa 44 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,636 9.2   Oceania 35 0.9
        Latin America 2,433 60.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.5 (X)   Northern America 311 7.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 58,294 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 49,490 100.0   English only 52,480 90.0
Never married 11,386 23.0   Language other than English 5,814 10.0
Now married, except separated 29,440 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,930 5.0
Separated 916 1.9   Spanish 4,164 7.1
Widowed 3,216 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,363 4.1
 Female 2,626 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,014 1.7
Divorced 4,532 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 263 0.5
 Female 2,575 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 527 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 265 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,380 100.0
           under 18 years 1,106 100.0     Total ancestries reported 66,916 107.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 514 46.5   Arab 135 0.2
        Czech¹ 346 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,022 1.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 46,558 100.0   Dutch 2,033 3.3
Civilian veterans 7,230 15.5   English 8,895 14.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,358 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 603 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,969 22.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,125 100.0   Greek 131 0.2
With a disability 1,106 7.3   Hungarian 227 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,899 100.0   Irish¹ 6,405 10.3
With a disability 6,176 18.2   Italian 1,717 2.8
 Percent employed 61.9 (X)   Lithuanian 49 0.1
No disability 27,723 81.8   Norwegian 2,937 4.7
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 826 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 8,411 100.0   Portuguese 233 0.4
With a disability 3,614 43.0   Russian 388 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,552 2.5
        Scottish 2,338 3.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 35 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 58,294 100.0   Subsaharan African 138 0.2
Same house in 1995 27,785 47.7   Swedish 1,790 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 29,362 50.4   Swiss 677 1.1
 Same county 10,922 18.7   Ukrainian 97 0.2
 Different county 18,440 31.6   United States or American 3,632 5.8
  Same state 13,392 23.0   Welsh 852 1.4
  Different state 5,048 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 48 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,147 2.0   Other ancestries 13,483 21.6
 
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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