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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allendale 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 11,211 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,132 100.0   Native 11,051 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 188 6.0       Born in United States 11,019 98.3
Kindergarten 135 4.3           State of residence 9,243 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,452 46.4           Different state 1,776 15.8
High school (grades 9-12) 918 29.3       Born outside United States 32 0.3
College or graduate school 439 14.0   Foreign born 160 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 80 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 10 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 7,094 100.0       Not a citizen 150 1.3
Less than 9th grade 971 13.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,869 26.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,215 31.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 160 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,055 14.9   Europe 13 8.1
Associate degree 321 4.5   Asia 12 7.5
Bachelor's degree 523 7.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 140 2.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 135 84.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,451 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,783 100.0   English only 10,167 97.3
Never married 2,877 32.8   Language other than English 284 2.7
Now married, except separated 3,550 40.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 1.5
Separated 713 8.1   Spanish 243 2.3
Widowed 918 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 145 1.4
 Female 720 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 26 0.2
Divorced 725 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
 Female 304 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,211 100.0
           under 18 years 457 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,368 74.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 306 67.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,237 100.0   Dutch 37 0.3
Civilian veterans 800 9.7   English 259 2.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 28 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 206 1.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,634 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 325 12.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,299 100.0   Irish¹ 173 1.5
With a disability 1,497 28.3   Italian 25 0.2
 Percent employed 42.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,802 71.7   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 63.5 (X)   Polish 38 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,366 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 694 50.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 104 0.9
        Scottish 60 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,451 100.0   Subsaharan African 60 0.5
Same house in 1995 7,549 72.2   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,858 27.3   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,737 16.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,121 10.7   United States or American 1,046 9.3
  Same state 530 5.1   Welsh 4 0.0
  Different state 591 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 44 0.4   Other ancestries 6,315 56.3
 
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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