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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashland 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 16,866 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,768 100.0   Native 16,696 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 333 7.0       Born in United States 16,627 98.6
Kindergarten 257 5.4           State of residence 12,539 74.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,897 39.8           Different state 4,088 24.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,089 22.8       Born outside United States 69 0.4
College or graduate school 1,192 25.0   Foreign born 170 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 92 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 69 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,668 100.0       Not a citizen 101 0.6
Less than 9th grade 680 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,017 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,322 40.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 170 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,106 19.7   Europe 73 42.9
Associate degree 782 7.3   Asia 40 23.5
Bachelor's degree 1,190 11.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 571 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 22 12.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.1 (X)   Northern America 35 20.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,809 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,418 100.0   English only 15,112 95.6
Never married 3,724 27.8   Language other than English 697 4.4
Now married, except separated 7,084 52.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 136 0.9
Separated 174 1.3   Spanish 144 0.9
Widowed 1,201 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.2
 Female 1,016 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 334 2.1
Divorced 1,235 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
 Female 664 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,866 100.0
           under 18 years 175 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,949 124.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 109 62.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 375 2.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 83 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,565 100.0   Dutch 279 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,855 14.8   English 1,031 6.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 614 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 272 1.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,578 33.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,088 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 317 7.8   Hungarian 74 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,918 100.0   Irish¹ 1,520 9.0
With a disability 1,562 17.5   Italian 418 2.5
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 103 0.6
No disability 7,356 82.5   Norwegian 1,623 9.6
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 1,708 10.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,534 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.1
With a disability 1,029 40.6   Russian 113 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 170 1.0
        Scottish 206 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 196 1.2
  Population 5 years and over 15,809 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,844 62.3   Swedish 1,617 9.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,914 37.4   Swiss 173 1.0
 Same county 3,104 19.6   Ukrainian 35 0.2
 Different county 2,810 17.8   United States or American 448 2.7
  Same state 1,408 8.9   Welsh 66 0.4
  Different state 1,402 8.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 51 0.3   Other ancestries 4,216 25.0
 
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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