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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wapello 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 36,051 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,657 100.0   Native 35,372 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 620 7.2       Born in United States 35,294 97.9
Kindergarten 466 5.4           State of residence 28,992 80.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,953 45.7           Different state 6,302 17.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,011 23.2       Born outside United States 78 0.2
College or graduate school 1,607 18.6   Foreign born 679 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 329 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 202 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 24,120 100.0       Not a citizen 477 1.3
Less than 9th grade 1,666 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,796 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,616 39.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 679 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,728 19.6   Europe 113 16.6
Associate degree 1,801 7.5   Asia 153 22.5
Bachelor's degree 2,325 9.6   Africa 67 9.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,188 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 344 50.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 2 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,953 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,087 100.0   English only 32,675 96.2
Never married 6,472 22.3   Language other than English 1,278 3.8
Now married, except separated 16,243 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 548 1.6
Separated 369 1.3   Spanish 870 2.6
Widowed 2,443 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 419 1.2
 Female 2,118 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 206 0.6
Divorced 3,560 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.1
 Female 1,869 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 169 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,051 100.0
           under 18 years 394 100.0     Total ancestries reported 32,875 91.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 43.9   Arab 19 0.1
        Czech¹ 260 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 251 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,653 100.0   Dutch 1,853 5.1
Civilian veterans 4,423 16.0   English 4,285 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,077 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 159 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,636 21.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,009 100.0   Greek 200 0.6
With a disability 698 8.7   Hungarian 28 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,400 100.0   Irish¹ 4,535 12.6
With a disability 4,405 22.7   Italian 545 1.5
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.0
No disability 14,995 77.3   Norwegian 827 2.3
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 285 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,986 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 2,706 45.2   Russian 124 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 652 1.8
        Scottish 709 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 53 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 33,953 100.0   Subsaharan African 83 0.2
Same house in 1995 20,438 60.2   Swedish 949 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,299 39.2   Swiss 98 0.3
 Same county 7,758 22.8   Ukrainian 28 0.1
 Different county 5,541 16.3   United States or American 3,876 10.8
  Same state 3,263 9.6   Welsh 513 1.4
  Different state 2,278 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 11 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 216 0.6   Other ancestries 3,799 10.5
 
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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