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Social Statistics

Iowa

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school792,057100.0
Nursery school, preschool52,1146.6
Kindergarten40,1055.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)336,67642.5
High school (grades 9-12)175,85622.2
College or graduate school187,30623.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,895,856100.0
Less than 9th grade105,4245.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma158,0128.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)683,94236.1
Some college, no degree405,74821.4
Associate degree140,6407.4
Bachelor's degree278,35014.7
Graduate or professional degree123,7406.5
Percent high school graduate or higher86.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher21.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over2,324,863100.0
Never married579,27924.9
Now married, except separated1,343,33957.8
Separated23,5831.0
Widowed167,8957.2
Female
139,4866.0
Divorced210,7679.1
Female
114,7474.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years28,201100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren13,07346.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,192,132100.0
Civilian veterans292,02013.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years680,631100.0
With a disability49,8807.3
Population 21 to 64 years1,602,398100.0
With a disability244,18315.2
Percent employed
63.0(X)
No disability1,358,21584.8
Percent employed
84.0(X)
Population 65 years and over403,731100.0
With a disability152,60237.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over2,738,499100.0
Same house in 19951,558,45556.9
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,141,88441.7
Same county
637,43123.3
Different county
504,45318.4
Same state
289,61210.6
Different state
214,8417.8
Elsewhere in 199538,1601.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population2,926,324100.0
Native2,835,23996.9
Born in United States
2,823,87296.5
State of residence
2,188,42474.8
Different state
635,44821.7
Born outside United States
11,3670.4
Foreign born91,0853.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
52,3351.8
Naturalized citizen
29,9511.0
Not a citizen
61,1342.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)91,083100.0
Europe20,32622.3
Asia30,16233.1
Africa3,9784.4
Oceania5440.6
Latin America32,82436.0
Northern America3,2493.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over2,738,499100.0
English only2,578,47794.2
Language other than English160,0225.8
Speak English less than 'very well
68,1082.5
Spanish
79,4912.9
Speak English less than "very well"
36,6061.3
Other Indo-European languages
49,0321.8
Speak English less than "very well"
15,6510.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
25,3350.9
Speak English less than "very well"
13,6060.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population2,926,324100.0

Total ancestries reported

3,096,503105.8
Arab4,4320.2
Czech160,0292.1
Danish66,9542.3
Dutch134,0764.6
English277,4879.5
French (except Basque)175,5482.6
French Canadian19,9580.3
German1,046,15335.7
Greek5,7540.2
Hungarian3,3660.1
Irish1395,90513.5
Italian49,4491.7
Lithuanian2,5720.1
Norwegian166,6675.7
Polish32,7041.1
Portuguese1,1140.0
Russian7,6850.3
Scotch-Irish41,4071.4
Scottish43,4021.5
Slovak1,6550.1
Subsaharan African6,9910.2
Swedish95,3373.3
Swiss16,3000.6
Ukrainian2,0210.1
United States or American196,8076.7
Welsh22,8410.8
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)9410.0
Other ancestries328,94811.2
(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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