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Social Statistics

Des Moines, Iowa,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school49,119100.0
Nursery school, preschool3,4046.9
Kindergarten2,8985.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)21,08742.9
High school (grades 9-12)10,12520.6
College or graduate school11,60523.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over128,664100.0
Less than 9th grade7,0335.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma14,78811.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)43,11633.5
Some college, no degree27,71321.5
Associate degree7,9116.1
Bachelor's degree19,79315.4
Graduate or professional degree8,3106.5
Percent high school graduate or higher83.0(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher21.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over156,842100.0
Never married44,30328.2
Now married, except separated79,85150.9
Separated2,6551.7
Widowed10,1896.5
Female
8,2275.2
Divorced19,84412.7
Female
11,6717.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years3,318100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,48444.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over149,509100.0
Civilian veterans18,73312.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years42,535100.0
With a disability3,8249.0
Population 21 to 64 years115,210100.0
With a disability22,76119.8
Percent employed
59.5(X)
No disability92,44980.2
Percent employed
82.0(X)
Population 65 years and over23,085100.0
With a disability9,91843.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over183,502100.0
Same house in 199593,42650.9
Different house in the U.S. in 199584,05245.8
Same county
54,81729.9
Different county
29,23515.9
Same state
14,4597.9
Different state
14,7768.1
Elsewhere in 19956,0243.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population198,688100.0
Native182,97592.1
Born in United States
181,96691.6
State of residence
140,48970.7
Different state
41,47720.9
Born outside United States
1,0090.5
Foreign born15,7137.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
10,0715.1
Naturalized citizen
4,4802.3
Not a citizen
11,2335.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)15,713100.0
Europe3,21620.5
Asia5,23933.3
Africa1,0386.6
Oceania190.1
Latin America6,06138.6
Northern America1400.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over183,502100.0
English only162,40388.5
Language other than English21,09911.5
Speak English less than 'very well
11,4346.2
Spanish
9,9415.4
Speak English less than "very well"
5,5233.0
Other Indo-European languages
4,7532.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2,1611.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
5,2792.9
Speak English less than "very well"
3,0451.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population198,688100.0

Total ancestries reported

197,92299.6
Arab4030.2
Czech11,4270.7
Danish2,7751.4
Dutch7,1293.6
English18,4659.3
French (except Basque)14,7912.4
French Canadian15490.3
German42,75521.5
Greek4470.2
Hungarian1930.1
Irish125,23712.7
Italian7,6663.9
Lithuanian3000.2
Norwegian7,4733.8
Polish1,7520.9
Portuguese330.0
Russian4510.2
Scotch-Irish3,2121.6
Scottish3,1411.6
Slovak1020.1
Subsaharan African1,9611.0
Swedish6,2853.2
Swiss3760.2
Ukrainian1540.1
United States or American13,4776.8
Welsh2,0741.0
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)950.0
Other ancestries45,19922.7
(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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