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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 26,992 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,619 100.0   Native 26,596 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 410 5.4       Born in United States 26,479 98.1
Kindergarten 364 4.8           State of residence 18,226 67.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,058 40.1           Different state 8,253 30.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,467 19.3       Born outside United States 117 0.4
College or graduate school 2,320 30.5   Foreign born 396 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 282 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 187 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 16,645 100.0       Not a citizen 209 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,337 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,412 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,600 39.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 396 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,302 19.8   Europe 192 48.5
Associate degree 559 3.4   Asia 77 19.4
Bachelor's degree 1,645 9.9   Africa 14 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 790 4.7   Oceania 19 4.8
        Latin America 54 13.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.5 (X)   Northern America 40 10.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,192 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,325 100.0   English only 24,059 95.5
Never married 4,681 22.0   Language other than English 1,133 4.5
Now married, except separated 13,079 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 406 1.6
Separated 261 1.2   Spanish 383 1.5
Widowed 1,382 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 118 0.5
 Female 1,152 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 654 2.6
Divorced 1,922 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 245 1.0
 Female 1,076 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 81 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,992 100.0
           under 18 years 375 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,891 84.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 128 34.1   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 212 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 52 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,052 100.0   Dutch 679 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,921 14.6   English 3,016 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 689 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 145 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,091 15.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,670 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 484 7.3   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,186 100.0   Irish¹ 3,217 11.9
With a disability 2,774 19.6   Italian 444 1.6
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 1 0.0
No disability 11,412 80.4   Norwegian 235 0.9
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 144 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 3,818 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,871 49.0   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 400 1.5
        Scottish 579 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 34 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,192 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,892 51.2   Swedish 244 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,051 47.8   Swiss 124 0.5
 Same county 4,780 19.0   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 7,271 28.9   United States or American 4,429 16.4
  Same state 4,829 19.2   Welsh 257 1.0
  Different state 2,442 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 249 1.0   Other ancestries 3,815 14.1
 
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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