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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 31,705 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,115 100.0   Native 31,324 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 419 5.2       Born in United States 31,148 98.2
Kindergarten 455 5.6           State of residence 20,935 66.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,570 44.0           Different state 10,213 32.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,594 19.6       Born outside United States 176 0.6
College or graduate school 2,077 25.6   Foreign born 381 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 153 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 178 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 20,605 100.0       Not a citizen 203 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,379 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,528 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,280 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 381 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,164 20.2   Europe 160 42.0
Associate degree 882 4.3   Asia 94 24.7
Bachelor's degree 1,916 9.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,456 7.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 99 26.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.0 (X)   Northern America 28 7.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,761 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,311 100.0   English only 28,755 96.6
Never married 5,034 19.9   Language other than English 1,006 3.4
Now married, except separated 15,064 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 243 0.8
Separated 274 1.1   Spanish 636 2.1
Widowed 1,790 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 176 0.6
 Female 1,437 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 291 1.0
Divorced 3,149 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.1
 Female 1,661 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 74 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 31,705 100.0
           under 18 years 530 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,048 82.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 295 55.7   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 58 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,962 100.0   Dutch 362 1.1
Civilian veterans 3,368 14.1   English 3,291 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 672 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 61 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,580 20.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,579 100.0   Greek 49 0.2
With a disability 614 8.1   Hungarian 41 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,439 100.0   Irish¹ 3,217 10.1
With a disability 3,776 21.7   Italian 460 1.5
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,663 78.3   Norwegian 45 0.1
 Percent employed 81.1 (X)   Polish 244 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,887 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.0
With a disability 1,754 45.1   Russian 58 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 623 2.0
        Scottish 576 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,761 100.0   Subsaharan African 60 0.2
Same house in 1995 16,513 55.5   Swedish 243 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,101 44.0   Swiss 67 0.2
 Same county 6,713 22.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,388 21.5   United States or American 5,337 16.8
  Same state 3,551 11.9   Welsh 213 0.7
  Different state 2,837 9.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 147 0.5   Other ancestries 3,730 11.8
 
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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