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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 31,369 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,889 100.0   Native 30,669 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 508 5.7       Born in United States 30,584 97.5
Kindergarten 382 4.3           State of residence 17,918 57.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,888 43.7           Different state 12,666 40.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,082 23.4       Born outside United States 85 0.3
College or graduate school 2,029 22.8   Foreign born 700 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 305 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 244 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 20,203 100.0       Not a citizen 456 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,964 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,680 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,409 31.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 700 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,822 23.9   Europe 128 18.3
Associate degree 1,780 8.8   Asia 141 20.1
Bachelor's degree 2,477 12.3   Africa 58 8.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,071 5.3   Oceania 42 6.0
        Latin America 193 27.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 138 19.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,456 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,863 100.0   English only 27,057 91.9
Never married 6,536 26.3   Language other than English 2,399 8.1
Now married, except separated 14,050 56.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 626 2.1
Separated 282 1.1   Spanish 1,204 4.1
Widowed 2,144 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 302 1.0
 Female 1,796 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,006 3.4
Divorced 1,851 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 226 0.8
 Female 1,030 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 111 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,369 100.0
           under 18 years 177 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,315 131.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 69 39.0   Arab 51 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,185 3.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 480 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,165 100.0   Dutch 519 1.7
Civilian veterans 3,233 14.0   English 1,171 3.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,807 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 901 2.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,969 28.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,769 100.0   Greek 16 0.1
With a disability 570 7.3   Hungarian 17 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,043 100.0   Irish¹ 2,368 7.5
With a disability 2,582 16.1   Italian 188 0.6
 Percent employed 57.4 (X)   Lithuanian 25 0.1
No disability 13,461 83.9   Norwegian 13,585 43.3
 Percent employed 80.6 (X)   Polish 1,230 3.9
     Population 65 years and over 4,891 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 1,868 38.2   Russian 262 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 306 1.0
        Scottish 340 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 40 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 29,456 100.0   Subsaharan African 72 0.2
Same house in 1995 18,253 62.0   Swedish 2,597 8.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,961 37.2   Swiss 29 0.1
 Same county 5,963 20.2   Ukrainian 167 0.5
 Different county 4,998 17.0   United States or American 495 1.6
  Same state 2,216 7.5   Welsh 71 0.2
  Different state 2,782 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 242 0.8   Other ancestries 3,394 10.8
 
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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