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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Palo Alto 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 10,147 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,695 100.0   Native 10,055 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 167 6.2       Born in United States 10,005 98.6
Kindergarten 124 4.6           State of residence 8,508 83.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,095 40.6           Different state 1,497 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 718 26.6       Born outside United States 50 0.5
College or graduate school 591 21.9   Foreign born 92 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 48 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 6,692 100.0       Not a citizen 44 0.4
Less than 9th grade 468 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 625 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,342 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 92 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,685 25.2   Europe 63 68.5
Associate degree 645 9.6   Asia 5 5.4
Bachelor's degree 671 10.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 256 3.8   Oceania 2 2.2
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.7 (X)   Northern America 22 23.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,563 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,222 100.0   English only 9,276 97.0
Never married 1,933 23.5   Language other than English 287 3.0
Now married, except separated 4,766 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.4
Separated 86 1.0   Spanish 178 1.9
Widowed 945 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.2
 Female 811 9.9   Other Indo-European languages 109 1.1
Divorced 492 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
 Female 255 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                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 10,147 100.0
           under 18 years 43 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,240 110.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 15 34.9   Arab 6 0.1
        Czech¹ 76 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 454 4.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,688 100.0   Dutch 264 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,097 14.3   English 796 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 179 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,356 42.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,428 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 140 5.8   Hungarian 19 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,939 100.0   Irish¹ 1,611 15.9
With a disability 697 14.1   Italian 93 0.9
 Percent employed 66.7 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 4,242 85.9   Norwegian 1,349 13.3
 Percent employed 84.8 (X)   Polish 86 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,902 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 630 33.1   Russian 13 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 103 1.0
        Scottish 200 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,563 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,845 61.1   Swedish 295 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,646 38.1   Swiss 174 1.7
 Same county 1,797 18.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,849 19.3   United States or American 612 6.0
  Same state 1,271 13.3   Welsh 40 0.4
  Different state 578 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 72 0.8   Other ancestries 479 4.7
 
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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