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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 17,266 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,628 100.0   Native 17,175 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 351 7.6       Born in United States 17,098 99.0
Kindergarten 304 6.6           State of residence 15,266 88.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,382 51.5           Different state 1,832 10.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,225 26.5       Born outside United States 77 0.4
College or graduate school 366 7.9   Foreign born 91 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 26 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 31 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 10,799 100.0       Not a citizen 60 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,805 16.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,672 24.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,668 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 91 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,280 11.9   Europe 32 35.2
Associate degree 389 3.6   Asia 8 8.8
Bachelor's degree 675 6.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 310 2.9   Oceania 10 11.0
        Latin America 39 42.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.5 (X)   Northern America 2 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,080 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,226 100.0   English only 15,767 98.1
Never married 4,139 31.3   Language other than English 313 1.9
Now married, except separated 6,092 46.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 144 0.9
Separated 484 3.7   Spanish 179 1.1
Widowed 1,314 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.6
 Female 1,135 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 91 0.6
Divorced 1,197 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
 Female 591 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,266 100.0
           under 18 years 646 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,236 82.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 358 55.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,345 100.0   Dutch 155 0.9
Civilian veterans 1,283 10.4   English 782 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 102 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 291 1.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,536 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 444 9.8   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,963 100.0   Irish¹ 590 3.4
With a disability 2,699 30.1   Italian 123 0.7
 Percent employed 39.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,264 69.9   Norwegian 21 0.1
 Percent employed 66.1 (X)   Polish 52 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,272 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,311 57.7   Russian 24 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 190 1.1
        Scottish 87 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,080 100.0   Subsaharan African 275 1.6
Same house in 1995 10,553 65.6   Swedish 29 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,350 33.3   Swiss 34 0.2
 Same county 3,600 22.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,750 10.9   United States or American 2,536 14.7
  Same state 1,230 7.6   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 520 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 177 1.1   Other ancestries 8,907 51.6
 
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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