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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mahaska 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 22,335 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,587 100.0   Native 21,985 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 364 6.5       Born in United States 21,902 98.1
Kindergarten 285 5.1           State of residence 18,080 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,531 45.3           Different state 3,822 17.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,407 25.2       Born outside United States 83 0.4
College or graduate school 1,000 17.9   Foreign born 350 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 168 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 108 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 14,504 100.0       Not a citizen 242 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,061 7.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,460 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,977 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 350 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,860 19.7   Europe 80 22.9
Associate degree 748 5.2   Asia 175 50.0
Bachelor's degree 1,769 12.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 629 4.3   Oceania 18 5.1
        Latin America 53 15.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.6 (X)   Northern America 24 6.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,840 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,659 100.0   English only 20,127 96.6
Never married 3,776 21.4   Language other than English 713 3.4
Now married, except separated 10,850 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 288 1.4
Separated 201 1.1   Spanish 282 1.4
Widowed 1,228 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.6
 Female 971 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 264 1.3
Divorced 1,604 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 93 0.4
 Female 903 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 145 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 71 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,335 100.0
           under 18 years 201 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,863 88.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 83 41.3   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 174 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,603 100.0   Dutch 4,428 19.8
Civilian veterans 2,077 12.5   English 2,207 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 464 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 39 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,911 17.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,264 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 385 7.3   Hungarian 37 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,825 100.0   Irish¹ 2,307 10.3
With a disability 2,139 18.1   Italian 235 1.1
 Percent employed 58.1 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 9,686 81.9   Norwegian 462 2.1
 Percent employed 83.4 (X)   Polish 241 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,485 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 1,395 40.0   Russian 23 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 361 1.6
        Scottish 317 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 42 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 20,840 100.0   Subsaharan African 19 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,043 57.8   Swedish 498 2.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,615 41.3   Swiss 126 0.6
 Same county 4,552 21.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,063 19.5   United States or American 1,870 8.4
  Same state 2,575 12.4   Welsh 359 1.6
  Different state 1,488 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 182 0.9   Other ancestries 1,620 7.3
 
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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