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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 18,426 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,722 100.0   Native 18,317 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 289 6.1       Born in United States 18,263 99.1
Kindergarten 238 5.0           State of residence 13,877 75.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,384 50.5           Different state 4,386 23.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,320 28.0       Born outside United States 54 0.3
College or graduate school 491 10.4   Foreign born 109 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 32 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 12,127 100.0       Not a citizen 73 0.4
Less than 9th grade 417 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 932 7.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,159 42.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 109 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,903 23.9   Europe 28 25.7
Associate degree 540 4.5   Asia 20 18.3
Bachelor's degree 1,446 11.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 730 6.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 42 38.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.9 (X)   Northern America 19 17.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,245 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,384 100.0   English only 16,832 97.6
Never married 2,621 18.2   Language other than English 413 2.4
Now married, except separated 9,457 65.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.6
Separated 114 0.8   Spanish 275 1.6
Widowed 779 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.4
 Female 634 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 105 0.6
Divorced 1,413 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
 Female 731 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,426 100.0
           under 18 years 324 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,064 98.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 222 68.5   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 202 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 50 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,367 100.0   Dutch 493 2.7
Civilian veterans 2,090 15.6   English 2,203 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 558 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 165 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,810 31.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,450 100.0   Greek 12 0.1
With a disability 183 4.1   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,298 100.0   Irish¹ 2,383 12.9
With a disability 1,615 15.7   Italian 292 1.6
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 42 0.2
No disability 8,683 84.3   Norwegian 235 1.3
 Percent employed 82.0 (X)   Polish 182 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,222 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 979 44.1   Russian 60 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 366 2.0
        Scottish 289 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,245 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,370 60.1   Swedish 511 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,774 39.3   Swiss 96 0.5
 Same county 2,896 16.8   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 3,878 22.5   United States or American 2,129 11.6
  Same state 3,106 18.0   Welsh 190 1.0
  Different state 772 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.6   Other ancestries 1,774 9.6
 
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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