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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 41,133 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,215 100.0   Native 39,349 95.7
Nursery school, preschool 570 6.2       Born in United States 39,128 95.1
Kindergarten 599 6.5           State of residence 30,091 73.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,304 46.7           Different state 9,037 22.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,246 24.4       Born outside United States 221 0.5
College or graduate school 1,496 16.2   Foreign born 1,784 4.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 749 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 684 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 28,453 100.0       Not a citizen 1,100 2.7
Less than 9th grade 2,700 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,825 20.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,389 36.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,784 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,516 19.4   Europe 115 6.4
Associate degree 1,052 3.7   Asia 203 11.4
Bachelor's degree 2,006 7.1   Africa 29 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 965 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,400 78.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 37 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,861 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,455 100.0   English only 34,183 88.0
Never married 5,000 14.9   Language other than English 4,678 12.0
Now married, except separated 21,344 63.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,733 4.5
Separated 1,088 3.3   Spanish 3,691 9.5
Widowed 2,963 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,492 3.8
 Female 2,283 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 444 1.1
Divorced 3,060 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.1
 Female 1,648 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 171 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,133 100.0
           under 18 years 1,041 100.0     Total ancestries reported 30,981 75.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 620 59.6   Arab 64 0.2
        Czech¹ 224 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 40 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,800 100.0   Dutch 489 1.2
Civilian veterans 5,209 16.4   English 3,687 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,202 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 248 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,419 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,264 100.0   Greek 12 0.0
With a disability 722 8.7   Hungarian 47 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,182 100.0   Irish¹ 4,018 9.8
With a disability 5,164 25.6   Italian 527 1.3
 Percent employed 41.3 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 15,018 74.4   Norwegian 311 0.8
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Polish 218 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,031 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 3,336 47.4   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 639 1.6
        Scottish 500 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 38,861 100.0   Subsaharan African 94 0.2
Same house in 1995 20,849 53.7   Swedish 173 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,666 45.5   Swiss 17 0.0
 Same county 6,955 17.9   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 10,711 27.6   United States or American 4,597 11.2
  Same state 8,731 22.5   Welsh 103 0.3
  Different state 1,980 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 346 0.9   Other ancestries 10,291 25.0
 
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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