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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ross 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 73,345 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,385 100.0   Native 72,807 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,045 6.0       Born in United States 72,496 98.8
Kindergarten 984 5.7           State of residence 62,211 84.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,285 47.7           Different state 10,285 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 4,262 24.5       Born outside United States 311 0.4
College or graduate school 2,809 16.2   Foreign born 538 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 238 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 303 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 49,443 100.0       Not a citizen 235 0.3
Less than 9th grade 3,026 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,770 17.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,882 42.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 538 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,674 17.5   Europe 113 21.0
Associate degree 2,491 5.0   Asia 235 43.7
Bachelor's degree 3,642 7.4   Africa 5 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,958 4.0   Oceania 13 2.4
        Latin America 113 21.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.1 (X)   Northern America 59 11.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 68,826 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 58,848 100.0   English only 66,902 97.2
Never married 13,599 23.1   Language other than English 1,924 2.8
Now married, except separated 32,405 55.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 611 0.9
Separated 1,093 1.9   Spanish 828 1.2
Widowed 4,382 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 279 0.4
 Female 3,391 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 769 1.1
Divorced 7,369 12.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 0.3
 Female 3,327 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 164 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 96 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 73,345 100.0
           under 18 years 1,228 100.0     Total ancestries reported 60,346 82.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 635 51.7   Arab 39 0.1
        Czech¹ 98 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 82 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 55,749 100.0   Dutch 1,517 2.1
Civilian veterans 8,725 15.7   English 7,263 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,026 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 157 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,475 19.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,469 100.0   Greek 95 0.1
With a disability 1,283 8.3   Hungarian 160 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 39,885 100.0   Irish¹ 7,744 10.6
With a disability 8,620 21.6   Italian 1,112 1.5
 Percent employed 50.4 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.0
No disability 31,265 78.4   Norwegian 83 0.1
 Percent employed 75.8 (X)   Polish 435 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 8,364 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 4,000 47.8   Russian 50 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 891 1.2
        Scottish 1,185 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 62 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 68,826 100.0   Subsaharan African 351 0.5
Same house in 1995 40,012 58.1   Swedish 169 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 28,363 41.2   Swiss 31 0.0
 Same county 18,216 26.5   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 10,147 14.7   United States or American 13,378 18.2
  Same state 7,114 10.3   Welsh 803 1.1
  Different state 3,033 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 55 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 451 0.7   Other ancestries 9,033 12.3
 
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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