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Social Statistics

Ames, Iowa,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school27,275100.0
Nursery school, preschool6572.4
Kindergarten4081.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,12011.4
High school (grades 9-12)1,6626.1
College or graduate school21,42878.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over22,932100.0
Less than 9th grade4982.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5742.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)2,81812.3
Some college, no degree4,29018.7
Associate degree1,3145.7
Bachelor's degree6,99630.5
Graduate or professional degree6,44228.1
Percent high school graduate or higher95.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher58.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over44,525100.0
Never married24,21554.4
Now married, except separated16,70237.5
Separated2580.6
Widowed1,3092.9
Female
1,1352.5
Divorced2,0414.6
Female
1,2842.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years170100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4325.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over43,186100.0
Civilian veterans3,0337.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years14,790100.0
With a disability7405.0
Population 21 to 64 years29,732100.0
With a disability2,1237.1
Percent employed
66.3(X)
No disability27,60992.9
Percent employed
79.0(X)
Population 65 years and over3,601100.0
With a disability1,13831.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over48,387100.0
Same house in 199513,85328.6
Different house in the U.S. in 199531,32164.7
Same county
8,77518.1
Different county
22,54646.6
Same state
15,11431.2
Different state
7,43215.4
Elsewhere in 19953,2136.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population50,656100.0
Native45,45289.7
Born in United States
45,11389.1
State of residence
29,79058.8
Different state
15,32330.2
Born outside United States
3390.7
Foreign born5,20410.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,9917.9
Naturalized citizen
7851.5
Not a citizen
4,4198.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)5,204100.0
Europe79715.3
Asia3,24062.3
Africa4859.3
Oceania450.9
Latin America54010.4
Northern America971.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over48,387100.0
English only42,16787.1
Language other than English6,22012.9
Speak English less than 'very well
2,6255.4
Spanish
1,4483.0
Speak English less than "very well"
4961.0
Other Indo-European languages
1,6793.5
Speak English less than "very well"
3830.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
2,6215.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1,6033.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population50,656100.0

Total ancestries reported

56,472111.5
Arab3140.6
Czech11,0362.0
Danish1,0762.1
Dutch1,6833.3
English5,18010.2
French (except Basque)11,0442.1
French Canadian11260.2
German16,96133.5
Greek1840.4
Hungarian530.1
Irish15,79311.4
Italian1,0722.1
Lithuanian1560.3
Norwegian4,3658.6
Polish1,0652.1
Portuguese460.1
Russian3140.6
Scotch-Irish6121.2
Scottish1,2072.4
Slovak1040.2
Subsaharan African6381.3
Swedish2,0964.1
Swiss3010.6
Ukrainian690.1
United States or American1,5733.1
Welsh3420.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)380.1
Other ancestries9,02417.8
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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