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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 18,132 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,250 100.0   Native 17,925 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 367 8.6       Born in United States 17,867 98.5
Kindergarten 284 6.7           State of residence 15,201 83.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,142 50.4           Different state 2,666 14.7
High school (grades 9-12) 960 22.6       Born outside United States 58 0.3
College or graduate school 497 11.7   Foreign born 207 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 80 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 139 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 11,865 100.0       Not a citizen 68 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,786 15.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,632 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,271 44.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 207 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,639 13.8   Europe 67 32.4
Associate degree 362 3.1   Asia 74 35.7
Bachelor's degree 779 6.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 396 3.3   Oceania 7 3.4
        Latin America 59 28.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,893 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,253 100.0   English only 15,982 94.6
Never married 3,097 21.7   Language other than English 911 5.4
Now married, except separated 8,766 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 285 1.7
Separated 129 0.9   Spanish 244 1.4
Widowed 1,079 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 0.5
 Female 891 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 587 3.5
Divorced 1,182 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 144 0.9
 Female 602 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 80 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,132 100.0
           under 18 years 242 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,540 91.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 115 47.5   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 44 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,399 100.0   Dutch 154 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,932 14.4   English 561 3.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,629 9.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 20 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,231 45.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,122 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 391 9.5   Hungarian 23 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,850 100.0   Irish¹ 1,433 7.9
With a disability 1,718 17.4   Italian 160 0.9
 Percent employed 60.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,132 82.6   Norwegian 18 0.1
 Percent employed 83.6 (X)   Polish 112 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,599 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,136 43.7   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 120 0.7
        Scottish 71 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,893 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,908 64.6   Swedish 111 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,924 35.1   Swiss 13 0.1
 Same county 3,962 23.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,962 11.6   United States or American 2,219 12.2
  Same state 1,254 7.4   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 708 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 61 0.4   Other ancestries 1,550 8.5
 
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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