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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIowa

Social Statistics

West Des Moines, Iowa

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,979100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,1829.9
Kindergarten6995.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,94641.3
High school (grades 9-12)2,18818.3
College or graduate school2,96424.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over30,455100.0
Less than 9th grade3261.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma8022.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,53918.2
Some college, no degree6,72822.1
Associate degree2,2987.5
Bachelor's degree10,45634.3
Graduate or professional degree4,30614.1
Percent high school graduate or higher96.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher48.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over36,490100.0
Never married9,95527.3
Now married, except separated20,94757.4
Separated3731.0
Widowed1,4393.9
Female
1,2033.3
Divorced3,77610.3
Female
2,3356.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years224100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren5725.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over34,785100.0
Civilian veterans3,90311.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years9,080100.0
With a disability5766.3
Population 21 to 64 years29,183100.0
With a disability2,9009.9
Percent employed
80.6(X)
No disability26,28390.1
Percent employed
86.4(X)
Population 65 years and over4,208100.0
With a disability1,48935.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over42,735100.0
Same house in 199517,01039.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199524,68657.8
Same county
11,67427.3
Different county
13,01230.4
Same state
6,91516.2
Different state
6,09714.3
Elsewhere in 19951,0392.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population46,300100.0
Native43,81694.6
Born in United States
43,60794.2
State of residence
29,75564.3
Different state
13,85229.9
Born outside United States
2090.5
Foreign born2,4845.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,5803.4
Naturalized citizen
8071.7
Not a citizen
1,6773.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)2,484100.0
Europe63225.4
Asia1,07443.2
Africa1144.6
Oceania361.4
Latin America44818.0
Northern America1807.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over42,735100.0
English only39,38092.1
Language other than English3,3557.9
Speak English less than 'very well
1,3533.2
Spanish
1,2502.9
Speak English less than "very well"
5801.4
Other Indo-European languages
1,3043.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4501.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
7311.7
Speak English less than "very well"
2900.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population46,300100.0

Total ancestries reported

52,980114.4
Arab1610.3
Czech17881.7
Danish9712.1
Dutch2,2814.9
English5,39311.6
French (except Basque)11,1732.5
French Canadian11780.4
German15,37033.2
Greek1550.3
Hungarian790.2
Irish17,12415.4
Italian1,4093.0
Lithuanian1230.3
Norwegian2,6665.8
Polish9882.1
Portuguese110.0
Russian5001.1
Scotch-Irish7671.7
Scottish9492.0
Slovak260.1
Subsaharan African850.2
Swedish1,6673.6
Swiss1240.3
Ukrainian1230.3
United States or American2,5595.5
Welsh6431.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)670.1
Other ancestries6,60014.3
(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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