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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 693,604 100.0
      enrolled in school 175,028 100.0   Native 669,709 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 13,185 7.5       Born in United States 665,494 95.9
Kindergarten 9,282 5.3           State of residence 510,210 73.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 77,351 44.2           Different state 155,284 22.4
High school (grades 9-12) 37,241 21.3       Born outside United States 4,215 0.6
College or graduate school 37,969 21.7   Foreign born 23,895 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14,775 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,317 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 464,284 100.0       Not a citizen 15,578 2.2
Less than 9th grade 25,039 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 59,229 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 134,929 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 23,889 100.0
Some college, no degree 103,830 22.4   Europe 6,773 28.4
Associate degree 25,940 5.6   Asia 8,766 36.7
Bachelor's degree 70,793 15.2   Africa 1,392 5.8
Graduate or professional degree 44,524 9.6   Oceania 105 0.4
        Latin America 6,052 25.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 801 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 647,008 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 552,494 100.0   English only 611,664 94.5
Never married 153,192 27.7   Language other than English 35,344 5.5
Now married, except separated 276,753 50.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,050 2.3
Separated 11,962 2.2   Spanish 14,815 2.3
Widowed 41,731 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,689 1.0
 Female 34,428 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 12,089 1.9
Divorced 68,856 12.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,251 0.7
 Female 40,733 7.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6,121 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,172 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 693,604 100.0
           under 18 years 13,228 100.0     Total ancestries reported 654,316 94.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,371 48.2   Arab 3,128 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,237 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 979 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 524,789 100.0   Dutch 10,073 1.5
Civilian veterans 71,740 13.7   English 69,153 10.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,087 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,687 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 129,056 18.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 146,709 100.0   Greek 989 0.1
With a disability 12,859 8.8   Hungarian 1,375 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 403,405 100.0   Irish¹ 90,856 13.1
With a disability 80,448 19.9   Italian 15,568 2.2
 Percent employed 55.0 (X)   Lithuanian 726 0.1
No disability 322,957 80.1   Norwegian 2,091 0.3
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 6,965 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 88,648 100.0   Portuguese 539 0.1
With a disability 37,269 42.0   Russian 3,403 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 12,080 1.7
        Scottish 12,226 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 479 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 647,008 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,264 0.6
Same house in 1995 346,923 53.6   Swedish 3,470 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 288,422 44.6   Swiss 3,306 0.5
 Same county 207,338 32.0   Ukrainian 700 0.1
 Different county 81,084 12.5   United States or American 78,893 11.4
  Same state 26,820 4.1   Welsh 3,709 0.5
  Different state 54,264 8.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 947 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 11,663 1.8   Other ancestries 181,330 26.1
 
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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