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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buchanan 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 85,998 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,945 100.0   Native 85,079 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,497 6.8       Born in United States 84,746 98.5
Kindergarten 951 4.3           State of residence 65,143 75.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,926 45.2           Different state 19,603 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 4,666 21.3       Born outside United States 333 0.4
College or graduate school 4,905 22.4   Foreign born 919 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 383 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 572 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 55,583 100.0       Not a citizen 347 0.4
Less than 9th grade 3,536 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,766 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,115 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 919 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,550 22.6   Europe 331 36.0
Associate degree 2,239 4.0   Asia 216 23.5
Bachelor's degree 6,355 11.4   Africa 11 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 3,022 5.4   Oceania 12 1.3
        Latin America 169 18.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 180 19.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 80,639 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 68,795 100.0   English only 78,039 96.8
Never married 17,253 25.1   Language other than English 2,600 3.2
Now married, except separated 36,303 52.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 880 1.1
Separated 1,382 2.0   Spanish 1,395 1.7
Widowed 5,299 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 563 0.7
 Female 4,397 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 911 1.1
Divorced 8,558 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 237 0.3
 Female 4,492 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 267 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 85,998 100.0
           under 18 years 1,366 100.0     Total ancestries reported 75,086 87.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 772 56.5   Arab 77 0.1
        Czech¹ 260 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 318 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 64,977 100.0   Dutch 1,846 2.1
Civilian veterans 9,565 14.7   English 8,422 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,268 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 334 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,863 20.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 19,463 100.0   Greek 99 0.1
With a disability 1,592 8.2   Hungarian 79 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 45,731 100.0   Irish¹ 11,517 13.4
With a disability 9,145 20.0   Italian 1,140 1.3
 Percent employed 55.2 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.0
No disability 36,586 80.0   Norwegian 839 1.0
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 1,941 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 12,148 100.0   Portuguese 36 0.0
With a disability 5,363 44.1   Russian 214 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,584 1.8
        Scottish 1,403 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 80,639 100.0   Subsaharan African 219 0.3
Same house in 1995 44,446 55.1   Swedish 883 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 35,690 44.3   Swiss 717 0.8
 Same county 22,288 27.6   Ukrainian 161 0.2
 Different county 13,402 16.6   United States or American 9,601 11.2
  Same state 7,541 9.4   Welsh 617 0.7
  Different state 5,861 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 76 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 503 0.6   Other ancestries 12,535 14.6
 
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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