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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 374,601 100.0
      enrolled in school 96,530 100.0   Native 352,439 94.1
Nursery school, preschool 7,506 7.8       Born in United States 350,659 93.6
Kindergarten 5,587 5.8           State of residence 266,730 71.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 42,018 43.5           Different state 83,929 22.4
High school (grades 9-12) 20,397 21.1       Born outside United States 1,780 0.5
College or graduate school 21,022 21.8   Foreign born 22,162 5.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13,741 3.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,072 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 243,458 100.0       Not a citizen 15,090 4.0
Less than 9th grade 8,829 3.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 19,573 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 71,750 29.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 22,162 100.0
Some college, no degree 53,454 22.0   Europe 5,724 25.8
Associate degree 17,495 7.2   Asia 7,516 33.9
Bachelor's degree 51,183 21.0   Africa 1,235 5.6
Graduate or professional degree 21,174 8.7   Oceania 93 0.4
        Latin America 7,103 32.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.3 (X)   Northern America 491 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 346,421 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 293,638 100.0   English only 315,689 91.1
Never married 75,395 25.7   Language other than English 30,732 8.9
Now married, except separated 165,682 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,300 4.4
Separated 4,141 1.4   Spanish 13,536 3.9
Widowed 16,029 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,855 2.0
 Female 13,164 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 8,721 2.5
Divorced 32,391 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,784 1.1
 Female 19,222 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,140 2.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,900 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 374,601 100.0
           under 18 years 4,574 100.0     Total ancestries reported 393,922 105.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,946 42.5   Arab 757 0.2
        Czech¹ 3,989 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,906 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 278,392 100.0   Dutch 15,677 4.2
Civilian veterans 34,145 12.3   English 40,463 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,616 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,174 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 100,972 27.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 82,099 100.0   Greek 895 0.2
With a disability 6,273 7.6   Hungarian 452 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 220,702 100.0   Irish¹ 51,224 13.7
With a disability 34,617 15.7   Italian 12,561 3.4
 Percent employed 64.6 (X)   Lithuanian 535 0.1
No disability 186,085 84.3   Norwegian 17,503 4.7
 Percent employed 84.2 (X)   Polish 4,482 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 38,979 100.0   Portuguese 79 0.0
With a disability 15,364 39.4   Russian 1,450 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 6,204 1.7
        Scottish 6,720 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 227 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 346,421 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,251 0.6
Same house in 1995 172,443 49.8   Swedish 13,962 3.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 164,995 47.6   Swiss 1,083 0.3
 Same county 102,897 29.7   Ukrainian 369 0.1
 Different county 62,098 17.9   United States or American 24,264 6.5
  Same state 31,651 9.1   Welsh 4,227 1.1
  Different state 30,447 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 227 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 8,983 2.6   Other ancestries 65,653 17.5
 
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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