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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Perry 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 23,094 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,382 100.0   Native 22,870 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 385 7.2       Born in United States 22,795 98.7
Kindergarten 323 6.0           State of residence 19,782 85.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,236 41.5           Different state 3,013 13.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,461 27.1       Born outside United States 75 0.3
College or graduate school 977 18.2   Foreign born 224 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 69 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 100 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 15,727 100.0       Not a citizen 124 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,671 10.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,678 17.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,389 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 224 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,247 20.6   Europe 49 21.9
Associate degree 1,157 7.4   Asia 65 29.0
Bachelor's degree 1,140 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 445 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 105 46.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.3 (X)   Northern America 5 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,869 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,974 100.0   English only 21,270 97.3
Never married 3,535 18.6   Language other than English 599 2.7
Now married, except separated 11,638 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 188 0.9
Separated 181 1.0   Spanish 347 1.6
Widowed 1,473 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.5
 Female 1,228 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 187 0.9
Divorced 2,147 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 0.2
 Female 1,015 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 65 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,094 100.0
           under 18 years 274 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,711 81.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 152 55.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 50 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 31 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,036 100.0   Dutch 379 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,205 12.2   English 1,837 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 640 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,473 23.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,587 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 305 6.6   Hungarian 43 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,333 100.0   Irish¹ 2,438 10.6
With a disability 2,030 17.9   Italian 973 4.2
 Percent employed 48.7 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.1
No disability 9,303 82.1   Norwegian 78 0.3
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 1,105 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,529 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.1
With a disability 1,572 44.5   Russian 8 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 192 0.8
        Scottish 255 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,869 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 13,793 63.1   Swedish 89 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,006 36.6   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 4,341 19.9   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 3,665 16.8   United States or American 2,478 10.7
  Same state 3,016 13.8   Welsh 103 0.4
  Different state 649 3.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 70 0.3   Other ancestries 2,430 10.5
 
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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