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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jefferson 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 662,047 100.0
      enrolled in school 174,793 100.0   Native 646,555 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 11,943 6.8       Born in United States 642,981 97.1
Kindergarten 10,342 5.9           State of residence 519,130 78.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 76,792 43.9           Different state 123,851 18.7
High school (grades 9-12) 37,351 21.4       Born outside United States 3,574 0.5
College or graduate school 38,365 21.9   Foreign born 15,492 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,384 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,946 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 434,158 100.0       Not a citizen 10,546 1.6
Less than 9th grade 24,300 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 58,650 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 121,233 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 15,492 100.0
Some college, no degree 98,542 22.7   Europe 2,506 16.2
Associate degree 24,600 5.7   Asia 5,093 32.9
Bachelor's degree 68,866 15.9   Africa 1,113 7.2
Graduate or professional degree 37,967 8.7   Oceania 60 0.4
        Latin America 6,154 39.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.9 (X)   Northern America 566 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 618,995 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 525,600 100.0   English only 590,312 95.4
Never married 144,212 27.4   Language other than English 28,683 4.6
Now married, except separated 264,610 50.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,967 1.8
Separated 12,700 2.4   Spanish 14,727 2.4
Widowed 44,083 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,704 1.1
 Female 36,920 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 7,936 1.3
Divorced 59,995 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,078 0.3
 Female 35,968 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,834 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,779 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 662,047 100.0
           under 18 years 17,076 100.0     Total ancestries reported 554,230 83.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 9,007 52.7   Arab 2,148 0.3
        Czech¹ 708 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 572 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 497,293 100.0   Dutch 5,731 0.9
Civilian veterans 63,339 12.7   English 54,445 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,205 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,194 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 35,050 5.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 147,677 100.0   Greek 1,479 0.2
With a disability 13,406 9.1   Hungarian 724 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 376,003 100.0   Irish¹ 44,157 6.7
With a disability 82,212 21.9   Italian 11,883 1.8
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 313 0.0
No disability 293,791 78.1   Norwegian 1,564 0.2
 Percent employed 76.6 (X)   Polish 3,237 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 86,666 100.0   Portuguese 150 0.0
With a disability 40,960 47.3   Russian 1,301 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 15,003 2.3
        Scottish 12,520 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 231 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 618,995 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,162 0.9
Same house in 1995 351,182 56.7   Swedish 1,498 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 259,405 41.9   Swiss 624 0.1
 Same county 181,731 29.4   Ukrainian 259 0.0
 Different county 77,674 12.5   United States or American 69,498 10.5
  Same state 38,001 6.1   Welsh 2,864 0.4
  Different state 39,673 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 684 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 8,408 1.4   Other ancestries 271,026 40.9
 
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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