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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 142,475 100.0
      enrolled in school 40,139 100.0   Native 130,424 91.5
Nursery school, preschool 2,519 6.3       Born in United States 129,356 90.8
Kindergarten 2,328 5.8           State of residence 67,615 47.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 19,456 48.5           Different state 61,741 43.3
High school (grades 9-12) 10,047 25.0       Born outside United States 1,068 0.7
College or graduate school 5,789 14.4   Foreign born 12,051 8.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,718 4.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,230 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 88,217 100.0       Not a citizen 7,821 5.5
Less than 9th grade 5,042 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,099 9.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,171 24.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,051 100.0
Some college, no degree 22,295 25.3   Europe 2,114 17.5
Associate degree 8,422 9.5   Asia 2,162 17.9
Bachelor's degree 14,528 16.5   Africa 151 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 8,660 9.8   Oceania 64 0.5
        Latin America 6,949 57.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.1 (X)   Northern America 611 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 131,802 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 107,771 100.0   English only 113,095 85.8
Never married 24,535 22.8   Language other than English 18,707 14.2
Now married, except separated 64,481 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,391 6.4
Separated 1,595 1.5   Spanish 13,425 10.2
Widowed 5,425 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,394 4.9
 Female 4,500 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 3,334 2.5
Divorced 11,735 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,136 0.9
 Female 6,318 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,747 1.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 786 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 142,475 100.0
           under 18 years 2,383 100.0     Total ancestries reported 153,163 107.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,138 47.8   Arab 150 0.1
        Czech¹ 613 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,825 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 100,071 100.0   Dutch 3,750 2.6
Civilian veterans 14,951 14.9   English 18,616 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,276 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,367 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 28,333 19.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 37,021 100.0   Greek 264 0.2
With a disability 3,374 9.1   Hungarian 436 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 79,693 100.0   Irish¹ 16,203 11.4
With a disability 14,274 17.9   Italian 3,915 2.7
 Percent employed 57.5 (X)   Lithuanian 146 0.1
No disability 65,419 82.1   Norwegian 6,880 4.8
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 1,986 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 14,394 100.0   Portuguese 329 0.2
With a disability 6,082 42.3   Russian 877 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 2,905 2.0
        Scottish 3,757 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 101 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 131,802 100.0   Subsaharan African 206 0.1
Same house in 1995 67,439 51.2   Swedish 4,121 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 61,480 46.6   Swiss 523 0.4
 Same county 33,580 25.5   Ukrainian 616 0.4
 Different county 27,900 21.2   United States or American 10,259 7.2
  Same state 14,320 10.9   Welsh 1,515 1.1
  Different state 13,580 10.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 90 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,883 2.2   Other ancestries 38,104 26.7
 
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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