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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 25,308 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,744 100.0   Native 25,149 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 532 7.9       Born in United States 25,078 99.1
Kindergarten 416 6.2           State of residence 21,577 85.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,288 48.8           Different state 3,501 13.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,640 24.3       Born outside United States 71 0.3
College or graduate school 868 12.9   Foreign born 159 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 72 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 102 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 16,567 100.0       Not a citizen 57 0.2
Less than 9th grade 821 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,198 7.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,183 43.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 159 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,578 21.6   Europe 76 47.8
Associate degree 1,476 8.9   Asia 61 38.4
Bachelor's degree 1,705 10.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 606 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 1.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.8 (X)   Northern America 20 12.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,674 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,593 100.0   English only 23,017 97.2
Never married 3,923 20.0   Language other than English 657 2.8
Now married, except separated 12,639 64.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 153 0.6
Separated 175 0.9   Spanish 331 1.4
Widowed 1,320 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.3
 Female 1,111 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 269 1.1
Divorced 1,536 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.2
 Female 772 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,308 100.0
           under 18 years 150 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,330 104.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 67 44.7   Arab 33 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,696 6.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 339 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,386 100.0   Dutch 539 2.1
Civilian veterans 2,503 13.6   English 2,251 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 638 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 69 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,870 43.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,207 100.0   Greek 37 0.1
With a disability 355 5.7   Hungarian 35 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,510 100.0   Irish¹ 3,525 13.9
With a disability 2,231 16.5   Italian 274 1.1
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 11,279 83.5   Norwegian 1,152 4.6
 Percent employed 86.8 (X)   Polish 222 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,665 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,408 38.4   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 304 1.2
        Scottish 275 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,674 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 14,393 60.8   Swedish 467 1.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,209 38.9   Swiss 182 0.7
 Same county 3,935 16.6   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 5,274 22.3   United States or American 1,855 7.3
  Same state 4,079 17.2   Welsh 93 0.4
  Different state 1,195 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 72 0.3   Other ancestries 1,431 5.7
 
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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