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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 252,051 100.0
      enrolled in school 67,831 100.0   Native 236,443 93.8
Nursery school, preschool 4,892 7.2       Born in United States 235,030 93.2
Kindergarten 3,736 5.5           State of residence 179,254 71.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 30,447 44.9           Different state 55,776 22.1
High school (grades 9-12) 17,160 25.3       Born outside United States 1,413 0.6
College or graduate school 11,596 17.1   Foreign born 15,608 6.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,971 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,727 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 161,261 100.0       Not a citizen 9,881 3.9
Less than 9th grade 12,767 7.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,973 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 53,421 33.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 15,608 100.0
Some college, no degree 38,312 23.8   Europe 880 5.6
Associate degree 8,525 5.3   Asia 4,562 29.2
Bachelor's degree 18,477 11.5   Africa 211 1.4
Graduate or professional degree 7,786 4.8   Oceania 56 0.4
        Latin America 9,696 62.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.5 (X)   Northern America 203 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 235,207 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 198,653 100.0   English only 204,093 86.8
Never married 48,650 24.5   Language other than English 31,114 13.2
Now married, except separated 107,114 53.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,807 5.9
Separated 5,238 2.6   Spanish 19,723 8.4
Widowed 14,971 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,322 4.0
 Female 12,326 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 5,628 2.4
Divorced 22,680 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,520 0.6
 Female 12,699 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,297 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,817 1.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 252,051 100.0
           under 18 years 6,570 100.0     Total ancestries reported 221,612 87.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,390 51.6   Arab 670 0.3
        Czech¹ 724 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 261 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 186,655 100.0   Dutch 2,536 1.0
Civilian veterans 24,900 13.3   English 15,139 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 18,327 7.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,510 3.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,645 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 58,500 100.0   Greek 321 0.1
With a disability 4,894 8.4   Hungarian 158 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 129,493 100.0   Irish¹ 16,628 6.6
With a disability 28,323 21.9   Italian 6,974 2.8
 Percent employed 51.9 (X)   Lithuanian 77 0.0
No disability 101,170 78.1   Norwegian 589 0.2
 Percent employed 73.0 (X)   Polish 1,180 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 33,172 100.0   Portuguese 203 0.1
With a disability 15,255 46.0   Russian 244 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,924 1.6
        Scottish 2,127 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 46 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 235,207 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,974 0.8
Same house in 1995 134,856 57.3   Swedish 954 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 96,642 41.1   Swiss 147 0.1
 Same county 62,209 26.4   Ukrainian 178 0.1
 Different county 34,433 14.6   United States or American 15,636 6.2
  Same state 24,116 10.3   Welsh 610 0.2
  Different state 10,317 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 298 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,709 1.6   Other ancestries 107,532 42.7
 
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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