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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 19,009 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,882 100.0   Native 17,126 90.1
Nursery school, preschool 357 7.3       Born in United States 16,987 89.4
Kindergarten 360 7.4           State of residence 9,787 51.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,613 53.5           Different state 7,200 37.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,164 23.8       Born outside United States 139 0.7
College or graduate school 388 7.9   Foreign born 1,883 9.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 772 4.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 404 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 11,972 100.0       Not a citizen 1,479 7.8
Less than 9th grade 1,205 10.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,606 13.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,799 31.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,883 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,060 25.6   Europe 69 3.7
Associate degree 658 5.5   Asia 121 6.4
Bachelor's degree 1,124 9.4   Africa 13 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 520 4.3   Oceania 7 0.4
        Latin America 1,629 86.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.5 (X)   Northern America 44 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,610 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,321 100.0   English only 14,256 81.0
Never married 2,894 20.2   Language other than English 3,354 19.0
Now married, except separated 8,893 62.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,646 9.3
Separated 280 2.0   Spanish 2,689 15.3
Widowed 751 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,477 8.4
 Female 580 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 242 1.4
Divorced 1,503 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.4
 Female 797 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,009 100.0
           under 18 years 493 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,426 102.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 306 62.1   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 123 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 141 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,367 100.0   Dutch 478 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,156 16.1   English 2,025 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 443 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 132 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,944 15.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,746 100.0   Greek 21 0.1
With a disability 296 6.2   Hungarian 43 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,427 100.0   Irish¹ 1,615 8.5
With a disability 2,292 22.0   Italian 382 2.0
 Percent employed 65.2 (X)   Lithuanian 19 0.1
No disability 8,135 78.0   Norwegian 628 3.3
 Percent employed 73.6 (X)   Polish 116 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,323 100.0   Portuguese 43 0.2
With a disability 908 39.1   Russian 50 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 310 1.6
        Scottish 410 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,610 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,007 45.5   Swedish 463 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,426 53.5   Swiss 89 0.5
 Same county 3,976 22.6   Ukrainian 37 0.2
 Different county 5,450 30.9   United States or American 1,343 7.1
  Same state 3,520 20.0   Welsh 83 0.4
  Different state 1,930 11.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 177 1.0   Other ancestries 7,454 39.2
 
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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