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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Benton 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 17,180 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,197 100.0   Native 17,067 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 177 5.5       Born in United States 17,020 99.1
Kindergarten 183 5.7           State of residence 11,345 66.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,722 53.9           Different state 5,675 33.0
High school (grades 9-12) 822 25.7       Born outside United States 47 0.3
College or graduate school 293 9.2   Foreign born 113 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 12,669 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,335 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,234 17.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,900 38.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 113 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,572 20.3   Europe 66 58.4
Associate degree 513 4.0   Asia 2 1.8
Bachelor's degree 740 5.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 375 3.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 32 28.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.8 (X)   Northern America 13 11.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,375 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,323 100.0   English only 15,938 97.3
Never married 2,017 14.1   Language other than English 437 2.7
Now married, except separated 9,256 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.6
Separated 216 1.5   Spanish 207 1.3
Widowed 1,240 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 0.4
 Female 954 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 179 1.1
Divorced 1,594 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
 Female 675 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 31 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,180 100.0
           under 18 years 210 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,020 87.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 161 76.7   Arab 15 0.1
        Czech¹ 35 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,656 100.0   Dutch 453 2.6
Civilian veterans 3,059 22.4   English 1,925 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 638 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 65 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,129 24.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,185 100.0   Greek 23 0.1
With a disability 304 9.5   Hungarian 38 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,327 100.0   Irish¹ 2,098 12.2
With a disability 2,774 29.7   Italian 275 1.6
 Percent employed 41.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,553 70.3   Norwegian 139 0.8
 Percent employed 69.4 (X)   Polish 121 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,672 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.1
With a disability 1,677 45.7   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 270 1.6
        Scottish 303 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,375 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,182 56.1   Swedish 195 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,117 43.5   Swiss 64 0.4
 Same county 2,401 14.7   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 4,716 28.8   United States or American 2,409 14.0
  Same state 3,146 19.2   Welsh 117 0.7
  Different state 1,570 9.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 76 0.5   Other ancestries 1,602 9.3
 
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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