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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 153,406 100.0
      enrolled in school 36,954 100.0   Native 143,550 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,037 5.5       Born in United States 142,460 92.9
Kindergarten 2,426 6.6           State of residence 59,119 38.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 18,441 49.9           Different state 83,341 54.3
High school (grades 9-12) 8,413 22.8       Born outside United States 1,090 0.7
College or graduate school 5,637 15.3   Foreign born 9,856 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,429 3.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,393 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 99,436 100.0       Not a citizen 7,463 4.9
Less than 9th grade 7,651 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,814 11.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 32,644 32.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,856 100.0
Some college, no degree 22,539 22.7   Europe 571 5.8
Associate degree 4,578 4.6   Asia 1,243 12.6
Bachelor's degree 14,443 14.5   Africa 13 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 5,767 5.8   Oceania 135 1.4
        Latin America 7,732 78.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 162 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 141,889 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 119,157 100.0   English only 127,380 89.8
Never married 21,370 17.9   Language other than English 14,509 10.2
Now married, except separated 77,818 65.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,829 5.5
Separated 1,545 1.3   Spanish 11,824 8.3
Widowed 6,721 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,889 4.9
 Female 5,463 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,250 0.9
Divorced 11,703 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 234 0.2
 Female 6,445 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,237 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 653 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 153,406 100.0
           under 18 years 2,567 100.0     Total ancestries reported 141,325 92.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,303 50.8   Arab 106 0.1
        Czech¹ 698 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 657 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 112,493 100.0   Dutch 3,998 2.6
Civilian veterans 17,496 15.6   English 16,608 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,906 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 702 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 25,705 16.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 34,815 100.0   Greek 150 0.1
With a disability 3,015 8.7   Hungarian 241 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 84,584 100.0   Irish¹ 18,157 11.8
With a disability 16,988 20.1   Italian 2,981 1.9
 Percent employed 60.8 (X)   Lithuanian 70 0.0
No disability 67,596 79.9   Norwegian 2,300 1.5
 Percent employed 79.2 (X)   Polish 1,549 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 21,367 100.0   Portuguese 169 0.1
With a disability 7,923 37.1   Russian 298 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,289 2.1
        Scottish 2,681 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 141,889 100.0   Subsaharan African 20 0.0
Same house in 1995 64,093 45.2   Swedish 2,266 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 74,568 52.6   Swiss 541 0.4
 Same county 34,100 24.0   Ukrainian 99 0.1
 Different county 40,468 28.5   United States or American 19,207 12.5
  Same state 11,372 8.0   Welsh 987 0.6
  Different state 29,096 20.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 292 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 3,228 2.3   Other ancestries 33,610 21.9
 
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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