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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 29,390 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,979 100.0   Native 29,212 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 356 5.1       Born in United States 29,185 99.3
Kindergarten 311 4.5           State of residence 25,965 88.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,340 47.9           Different state 3,220 11.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,793 25.7       Born outside United States 27 0.1
College or graduate school 1,179 16.9   Foreign born 178 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 118 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 71 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 19,596 100.0       Not a citizen 107 0.4
Less than 9th grade 4,207 21.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,955 20.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,149 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 178 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,799 14.3   Europe 51 28.7
Associate degree 749 3.8   Asia 127 71.3
Bachelor's degree 847 4.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 890 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 27,672 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,629 100.0   English only 27,116 98.0
Never married 4,960 21.0   Language other than English 556 2.0
Now married, except separated 13,678 57.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.6
Separated 545 2.3   Spanish 297 1.1
Widowed 1,976 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.4
 Female 1,607 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 157 0.6
Divorced 2,470 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
 Female 1,475 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83 0.3
                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 29,390 100.0
           under 18 years 683 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,356 65.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 380 55.6   Arab 31 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,251 100.0   Dutch 111 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,132 9.6   English 1,914 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 183 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 843 2.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,551 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 547 8.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,646 100.0   Irish¹ 1,492 5.1
With a disability 6,150 34.9   Italian 258 0.9
 Percent employed 26.8 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 11,496 65.1   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Polish 75 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,155 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,954 61.9   Russian 25 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 319 1.1
        Scottish 201 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 27,672 100.0   Subsaharan African 63 0.2
Same house in 1995 19,991 72.2   Swedish 43 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,633 27.6   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 5,150 18.6   Ukrainian 14 0.0
 Different county 2,483 9.0   United States or American 11,534 39.2
  Same state 1,556 5.6   Welsh 22 0.1
  Different state 927 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 48 0.2   Other ancestries 2,204 7.5
 
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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