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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 103,069 100.0
      enrolled in school 25,835 100.0   Native 99,478 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,487 5.8       Born in United States 98,601 95.7
Kindergarten 1,460 5.7           State of residence 53,458 51.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,020 46.5           Different state 45,143 43.8
High school (grades 9-12) 6,294 24.4       Born outside United States 877 0.9
College or graduate school 4,574 17.7   Foreign born 3,591 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,433 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,569 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 67,605 100.0       Not a citizen 2,022 2.0
Less than 9th grade 3,664 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,588 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,280 33.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,591 100.0
Some college, no degree 19,250 28.5   Europe 908 25.3
Associate degree 4,784 7.1   Asia 604 16.8
Bachelor's degree 6,157 9.1   Africa 24 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,882 4.3   Oceania 45 1.3
        Latin America 1,654 46.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.9 (X)   Northern America 356 9.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 96,024 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 81,116 100.0   English only 90,402 94.1
Never married 16,429 20.3   Language other than English 5,622 5.9
Now married, except separated 47,984 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,413 2.5
Separated 1,636 2.0   Spanish 3,560 3.7
Widowed 5,837 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,793 1.9
 Female 4,738 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,350 1.4
Divorced 9,230 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 333 0.3
 Female 4,707 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 602 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 103,069 100.0
           under 18 years 1,638 100.0     Total ancestries reported 107,370 104.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 690 42.1   Arab 69 0.1
        Czech¹ 823 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,246 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 76,287 100.0   Dutch 3,204 3.1
Civilian veterans 13,104 17.2   English 13,301 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,954 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 982 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,393 22.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,737 100.0   Greek 211 0.2
With a disability 2,289 9.6   Hungarian 312 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 57,061 100.0   Irish¹ 11,494 11.2
With a disability 12,165 21.3   Italian 2,325 2.3
 Percent employed 52.4 (X)   Lithuanian 105 0.1
No disability 44,896 78.7   Norwegian 4,109 4.0
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 1,287 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 14,483 100.0   Portuguese 448 0.4
With a disability 6,607 45.6   Russian 541 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 2,508 2.4
        Scottish 2,714 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 47 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 96,024 100.0   Subsaharan African 71 0.1
Same house in 1995 48,975 51.0   Swedish 3,017 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 46,229 48.1   Swiss 916 0.9
 Same county 25,629 26.7   Ukrainian 182 0.2
 Different county 20,600 21.5   United States or American 10,010 9.7
  Same state 11,884 12.4   Welsh 1,069 1.0
  Different state 8,716 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 50 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 820 0.9   Other ancestries 18,982 18.4
 
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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