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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 16,050 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,089 100.0   Native 15,916 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 208 6.7       Born in United States 15,900 99.1
Kindergarten 219 7.1           State of residence 11,248 70.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,606 52.0           Different state 4,652 29.0
High school (grades 9-12) 752 24.3       Born outside United States 16 0.1
College or graduate school 304 9.8   Foreign born 134 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 55 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 11,113 100.0       Not a citizen 108 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,256 20.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,940 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,179 37.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 134 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,475 13.3   Europe 40 29.9
Associate degree 429 3.9   Asia 17 12.7
Bachelor's degree 437 3.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 397 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 73 54.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.2 (X)   Northern America 4 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,011 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,025 100.0   English only 14,658 97.6
Never married 2,017 15.5   Language other than English 353 2.4
Now married, except separated 8,286 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.8
Separated 200 1.5   Spanish 179 1.2
Widowed 1,066 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.6
 Female 861 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 139 0.9
Divorced 1,456 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.2
 Female 779 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 30 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,050 100.0
           under 18 years 327 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,309 70.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 194 59.3   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,421 100.0   Dutch 494 3.1
Civilian veterans 1,572 12.7   English 1,289 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 149 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,062 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,056 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 245 8.0   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,542 100.0   Irish¹ 1,525 9.5
With a disability 2,524 26.5   Italian 121 0.8
 Percent employed 43.0 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 7,018 73.5   Norwegian 9 0.1
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 103 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,213 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,192 53.9   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 255 1.6
        Scottish 271 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,011 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,889 65.9   Swedish 49 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,092 33.9   Swiss 11 0.1
 Same county 2,303 15.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,789 18.6   United States or American 3,939 24.5
  Same state 1,520 10.1   Welsh 27 0.2
  Different state 1,269 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 30 0.2   Other ancestries 1,914 11.9
 
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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