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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buchanan 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 26,978 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,598 100.0   Native 26,901 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 295 5.3       Born in United States 26,868 99.6
Kindergarten 277 4.9           State of residence 22,178 82.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,508 44.8           Different state 4,690 17.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,613 28.8       Born outside United States 33 0.1
College or graduate school 905 16.2   Foreign born 77 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 41 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 35 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 18,851 100.0       Not a citizen 42 0.2
Less than 9th grade 5,401 28.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,486 18.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,188 27.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 77 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,330 12.4   Europe 23 29.9
Associate degree 946 5.0   Asia 40 51.9
Bachelor's degree 918 4.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 582 3.1   Oceania 5 6.5
        Latin America 7 9.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 52.9 (X)   Northern America 2 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,665 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,457 100.0   English only 25,297 98.6
Never married 4,069 18.1   Language other than English 368 1.4
Now married, except separated 14,265 63.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.4
Separated 641 2.9   Spanish 239 0.9
Widowed 1,887 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.2
 Female 1,546 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 88 0.3
Divorced 1,595 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.2
 Female 806 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,978 100.0
           under 18 years 562 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,392 57.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 313 55.7   Arab 13 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,128 100.0   Dutch 159 0.6
Civilian veterans 1,608 7.6   English 1,338 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 122 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 830 3.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,455 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 527 9.7   Hungarian 25 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,188 100.0   Irish¹ 1,005 3.7
With a disability 6,385 39.4   Italian 60 0.2
 Percent employed 19.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,803 60.6   Norwegian 7 0.0
 Percent employed 62.1 (X)   Polish 18 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,007 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,943 64.6   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 253 0.9
        Scottish 190 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,665 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 19,603 76.4   Swedish 16 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,023 23.5   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 3,633 14.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,390 9.3   United States or American 9,992 37.0
  Same state 1,713 6.7   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 677 2.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 39 0.2   Other ancestries 1,312 4.9
 
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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