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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Linn 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 9,570 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,094 100.0   Native 9,544 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 123 5.9       Born in United States 9,507 99.3
Kindergarten 102 4.9           State of residence 6,007 62.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,129 53.9           Different state 3,500 36.6
High school (grades 9-12) 557 26.6       Born outside United States 37 0.4
College or graduate school 183 8.7   Foreign born 26 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 17 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 6,538 100.0       Not a citizen 9 0.1
Less than 9th grade 391 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 855 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,584 39.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 26 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,521 23.3   Europe 13 50.0
Associate degree 359 5.5   Asia 9 34.6
Bachelor's degree 528 8.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 300 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3 11.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.9 (X)   Northern America 1 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,976 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,639 100.0   English only 8,793 98.0
Never married 1,358 17.8   Language other than English 183 2.0
Now married, except separated 4,988 65.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 0.6
Separated 83 1.1   Spanish 113 1.3
Widowed 631 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.4
 Female 500 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 64 0.7
Divorced 579 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
 Female 275 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,570 100.0
           under 18 years 134 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,821 81.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 69.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 20 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,187 100.0   Dutch 219 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,089 15.2   English 1,228 12.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 196 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,990 20.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,085 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 167 8.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,117 100.0   Irish¹ 1,088 11.4
With a disability 1,103 21.6   Italian 124 1.3
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,014 78.4   Norwegian 16 0.2
 Percent employed 79.2 (X)   Polish 60 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,664 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 683 41.0   Russian 11 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 155 1.6
        Scottish 185 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,976 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,177 57.7   Swedish 135 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,778 42.1   Swiss 39 0.4
 Same county 1,458 16.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,320 25.8   United States or American 1,166 12.2
  Same state 1,683 18.8   Welsh 37 0.4
  Different state 637 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 21 0.2   Other ancestries 1,114 11.6
 
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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