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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Valley 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 7,651 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,634 100.0   Native 7,547 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 69 4.2       Born in United States 7,511 98.2
Kindergarten 62 3.8           State of residence 3,423 44.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 905 55.4           Different state 4,088 53.4
High school (grades 9-12) 507 31.0       Born outside United States 36 0.5
College or graduate school 91 5.6   Foreign born 104 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 29 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 5,525 100.0       Not a citizen 41 0.5
Less than 9th grade 138 2.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 475 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,608 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 104 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,573 28.5   Europe 46 44.2
Associate degree 276 5.0   Asia 10 9.6
Bachelor's degree 1,021 18.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 434 7.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 29 27.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.9 (X)   Northern America 19 18.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,334 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,279 100.0   English only 7,089 96.7
Never married 1,014 16.1   Language other than English 245 3.3
Now married, except separated 4,134 65.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 1.0
Separated 63 1.0   Spanish 154 2.1
Widowed 350 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.8
 Female 270 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 59 0.8
Divorced 718 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 310 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.2
                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 7,651 100.0
           under 18 years 136 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,562 111.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 68.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 48 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 146 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,836 100.0   Dutch 322 4.2
Civilian veterans 1,083 18.6   English 1,412 18.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 320 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 42 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,657 21.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,639 100.0   Greek 12 0.2
With a disability 126 7.7   Hungarian 6 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,545 100.0   Irish¹ 1,034 13.5
With a disability 672 14.8   Italian 232 3.0
 Percent employed 56.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,873 85.2   Norwegian 368 4.8
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 91 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,081 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 363 33.6   Russian 47 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 241 3.1
        Scottish 403 5.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 7,334 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,205 57.3   Swedish 287 3.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,103 42.3   Swiss 61 0.8
 Same county 1,046 14.3   Ukrainian 11 0.1
 Different county 2,057 28.0   United States or American 684 8.9
  Same state 1,075 14.7   Welsh 122 1.6
  Different state 982 13.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 26 0.4   Other ancestries 999 13.1
 
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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