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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buena Vista city
[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 6,349 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,501 100.0   Native 6,316 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 64 4.3       Born in United States 6,249 98.4
Kindergarten 109 7.3           State of residence 5,233 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 623 41.5           Different state 1,016 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 286 19.1       Born outside United States 67 1.1
College or graduate school 419 27.9   Foreign born 33 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 23 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,250 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.2
Less than 9th grade 680 16.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 637 15.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,446 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 33 100.0
Some college, no degree 832 19.6   Europe 19 57.6
Associate degree 210 4.9   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 281 6.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 164 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 42.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,980 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,187 100.0   English only 5,819 97.3
Never married 1,153 22.2   Language other than English 161 2.7
Now married, except separated 2,849 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.5
Separated 110 2.1   Spanish 106 1.8
Widowed 557 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.3
 Female 466 9.0   Other Indo-European languages 47 0.8
Divorced 518 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.3
 Female 300 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,349 100.0
           under 18 years 171 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,028 79.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 84 49.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,931 100.0   Dutch 116 1.8
Civilian veterans 663 13.4   English 449 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 130 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 659 10.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,388 100.0   Greek 6 0.1
With a disability 175 12.6   Hungarian 6 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,552 100.0   Irish¹ 506 8.0
With a disability 734 20.7   Italian 95 1.5
 Percent employed 51.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,818 79.3   Norwegian 28 0.4
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 18 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 959 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 485 50.6   Russian 16 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 446 7.0
        Scottish 93 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 5,980 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,569 59.7   Swedish 33 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,404 40.2   Swiss 15 0.2
 Same county 214 3.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,190 36.6   United States or American 1,634 25.7
  Same state 1,730 28.9   Welsh 14 0.2
  Different state 460 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 29 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 7 0.1   Other ancestries 727 11.5
 
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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