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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 16,537 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,320 100.0   Native 16,416 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 213 6.4       Born in United States 16,360 98.9
Kindergarten 194 5.8           State of residence 11,117 67.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,786 53.8           Different state 5,243 31.7
High school (grades 9-12) 881 26.5       Born outside United States 56 0.3
College or graduate school 246 7.4   Foreign born 121 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 22 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 41 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 11,798 100.0       Not a citizen 80 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,637 13.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,400 20.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,005 42.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 121 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,742 14.8   Europe 51 42.1
Associate degree 270 2.3   Asia 12 9.9
Bachelor's degree 418 3.5   Africa 5 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 326 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 42 34.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.8 (X)   Northern America 11 9.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,695 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,510 100.0   English only 15,399 98.1
Never married 1,827 13.5   Language other than English 296 1.9
Now married, except separated 8,741 64.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.3
Separated 191 1.4   Spanish 191 1.2
Widowed 1,215 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.2
 Female 986 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 92 0.6
Divorced 1,536 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
 Female 755 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,537 100.0
           under 18 years 401 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,017 72.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 262 65.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 35 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,916 100.0   Dutch 148 0.9
Civilian veterans 1,951 15.1   English 1,339 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 207 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 69 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,041 6.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,294 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 388 11.8   Hungarian 26 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,356 100.0   Irish¹ 1,577 9.5
With a disability 3,064 32.7   Italian 226 1.4
 Percent employed 53.1 (X)   Lithuanian 21 0.1
No disability 6,292 67.3   Norwegian 33 0.2
 Percent employed 70.2 (X)   Polish 165 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,796 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,498 53.6   Russian 1 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 203 1.2
        Scottish 217 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,695 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,721 61.9   Swedish 58 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,940 37.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,262 20.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,678 17.1   United States or American 4,882 29.5
  Same state 1,373 8.7   Welsh 36 0.2
  Different state 1,305 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 34 0.2   Other ancestries 1,678 10.1
 
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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