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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 198,099 100.0
      enrolled in school 52,378 100.0   Native 196,156 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 3,617 6.9       Born in United States 195,422 98.6
Kindergarten 3,057 5.8           State of residence 160,406 81.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 25,750 49.2           Different state 35,016 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 12,179 23.3       Born outside United States 734 0.4
College or graduate school 7,775 14.8   Foreign born 1,943 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 655 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,107 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 125,956 100.0       Not a citizen 836 0.4
Less than 9th grade 8,247 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17,749 14.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 45,773 36.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,943 100.0
Some college, no degree 30,175 24.0   Europe 997 51.3
Associate degree 8,722 6.9   Asia 601 30.9
Bachelor's degree 10,650 8.5   Africa 56 2.9
Graduate or professional degree 4,640 3.7   Oceania 5 0.3
        Latin America 206 10.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.4 (X)   Northern America 78 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 183,819 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 152,517 100.0   English only 178,446 97.1
Never married 34,069 22.3   Language other than English 5,373 2.9
Now married, except separated 91,328 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,751 1.0
Separated 2,185 1.4   Spanish 2,351 1.3
Widowed 7,890 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 812 0.4
 Female 6,421 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 2,363 1.3
Divorced 17,045 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 656 0.4
 Female 9,156 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 500 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 238 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 198,099 100.0
           under 18 years 3,485 100.0     Total ancestries reported 203,340 102.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,620 46.5   Arab 331 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,061 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 393 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 142,746 100.0   Dutch 3,770 1.9
Civilian veterans 21,056 14.8   English 17,292 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,785 8.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 629 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 63,374 32.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 48,555 100.0   Greek 455 0.2
With a disability 4,354 9.0   Hungarian 765 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 116,600 100.0   Irish¹ 31,398 15.8
With a disability 20,899 17.9   Italian 9,621 4.9
 Percent employed 59.1 (X)   Lithuanian 153 0.1
No disability 95,701 82.1   Norwegian 829 0.4
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 3,503 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 17,158 100.0   Portuguese 149 0.1
With a disability 7,397 43.1   Russian 521 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,570 1.3
        Scottish 2,190 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 284 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 183,819 100.0   Subsaharan African 67 0.0
Same house in 1995 106,054 57.7   Swedish 1,461 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 76,887 41.8   Swiss 601 0.3
 Same county 41,845 22.8   Ukrainian 150 0.1
 Different county 35,042 19.1   United States or American 21,086 10.6
  Same state 26,713 14.5   Welsh 729 0.4
  Different state 8,329 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 28 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 878 0.5   Other ancestries 23,145 11.7
 
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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