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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 41,319 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,202 100.0   Native 40,914 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 496 4.9       Born in United States 40,724 98.6
Kindergarten 534 5.2           State of residence 24,251 58.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,198 51.0           Different state 16,473 39.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,854 28.0       Born outside United States 190 0.5
College or graduate school 1,120 11.0   Foreign born 405 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 147 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 220 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 27,725 100.0       Not a citizen 185 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,323 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,588 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,395 41.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 405 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,081 21.9   Europe 147 36.3
Associate degree 2,022 7.3   Asia 71 17.5
Bachelor's degree 2,965 10.7   Africa 5 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,351 4.9   Oceania 9 2.2
        Latin America 80 19.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.9 (X)   Northern America 93 23.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,868 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,634 100.0   English only 37,688 97.0
Never married 7,153 21.9   Language other than English 1,180 3.0
Now married, except separated 19,638 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 317 0.8
Separated 332 1.0   Spanish 460 1.2
Widowed 2,314 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 148 0.4
 Female 1,910 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 625 1.6
Divorced 3,197 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 138 0.4
 Female 1,620 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 27 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,319 100.0
           under 18 years 425 100.0     Total ancestries reported 51,539 124.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 40.7   Arab 38 0.1
        Czech¹ 595 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,231 5.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,466 100.0   Dutch 717 1.7
Civilian veterans 4,567 15.0   English 2,476 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,194 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 872 2.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,906 36.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,793 100.0   Greek 48 0.1
With a disability 862 8.8   Hungarian 90 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,698 100.0   Irish¹ 3,882 9.4
With a disability 3,742 16.5   Italian 708 1.7
 Percent employed 62.7 (X)   Lithuanian 24 0.1
No disability 18,956 83.5   Norwegian 8,802 21.3
 Percent employed 83.6 (X)   Polish 1,350 3.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,820 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 2,256 38.8   Russian 153 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 342 0.8
        Scottish 526 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 51 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 38,868 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.0
Same house in 1995 23,884 61.4   Swedish 6,206 15.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,807 38.1   Swiss 184 0.4
 Same county 7,624 19.6   Ukrainian 70 0.2
 Different county 7,183 18.5   United States or American 1,807 4.4
  Same state 2,881 7.4   Welsh 207 0.5
  Different state 4,302 11.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 177 0.5   Other ancestries 3,028 7.3
 
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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