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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 25,953 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,042 100.0   Native 24,913 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 430 8.5       Born in United States 24,636 94.9
Kindergarten 223 4.4           State of residence 11,464 44.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,406 47.7           Different state 13,172 50.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,305 25.9       Born outside United States 277 1.1
College or graduate school 678 13.4   Foreign born 1,040 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 237 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 704 2.7
  Population 25 years and over 19,551 100.0       Not a citizen 336 1.3
Less than 9th grade 266 1.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,383 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,309 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,040 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,655 28.9   Europe 469 45.1
Associate degree 1,389 7.1   Asia 209 20.1
Bachelor's degree 3,494 17.9   Africa 20 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,055 10.5   Oceania 47 4.5
        Latin America 84 8.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.6 (X)   Northern America 211 20.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,902 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,799 100.0   English only 23,911 96.0
Never married 3,545 16.3   Language other than English 991 4.0
Now married, except separated 12,935 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 365 1.5
Separated 267 1.2   Spanish 253 1.0
Widowed 1,774 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.4
 Female 1,377 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 481 1.9
Divorced 3,278 15.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 133 0.5
 Female 1,723 7.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 195 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,953 100.0
           under 18 years 192 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,662 122.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 94 49.0   Arab 67 0.3
        Czech¹ 200 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 336 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,770 100.0   Dutch 674 2.6
Civilian veterans 4,404 21.2   English 5,132 19.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,088 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 281 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,825 22.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,699 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 497 10.6   Hungarian 84 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,615 100.0   Irish¹ 3,437 13.2
With a disability 2,383 16.3   Italian 864 3.3
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 75 0.3
No disability 12,232 83.7   Norwegian 1,972 7.6
 Percent employed 70.1 (X)   Polish 625 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,461 100.0   Portuguese 225 0.9
With a disability 1,854 33.9   Russian 261 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 937 3.6
        Scottish 1,338 5.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 22 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 24,902 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,172 52.9   Swedish 1,290 5.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,340 45.5   Swiss 193 0.7
 Same county 4,299 17.3   Ukrainian 23 0.1
 Different county 7,041 28.3   United States or American 963 3.7
  Same state 3,838 15.4   Welsh 538 2.1
  Different state 3,203 12.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 390 1.6   Other ancestries 5,165 19.9
 
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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