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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 84,278 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,966 100.0   Native 83,328 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,410 6.1       Born in United States 83,020 98.5
Kindergarten 1,046 4.6           State of residence 66,720 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,361 45.1           Different state 16,300 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 5,151 22.4       Born outside United States 308 0.4
College or graduate school 4,998 21.8   Foreign born 950 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 488 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 299 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 53,132 100.0       Not a citizen 651 0.8
Less than 9th grade 4,574 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,803 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18,500 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 950 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,187 21.1   Europe 121 12.7
Associate degree 1,735 3.3   Asia 444 46.7
Bachelor's degree 5,746 10.8   Africa 108 11.4
Graduate or professional degree 2,587 4.9   Oceania 6 0.6
        Latin America 254 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 17 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 78,470 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 66,170 100.0   English only 75,800 96.6
Never married 16,968 25.6   Language other than English 2,670 3.4
Now married, except separated 32,264 48.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,025 1.3
Separated 2,117 3.2   Spanish 1,451 1.8
Widowed 6,479 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 638 0.8
 Female 4,820 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 847 1.1
Divorced 8,342 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 269 0.3
 Female 3,706 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 244 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 84,278 100.0
           under 18 years 2,880 100.0     Total ancestries reported 64,533 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,528 53.1   Arab 77 0.1
        Czech¹ 138 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 62,186 100.0   Dutch 650 0.8
Civilian veterans 8,724 14.0   English 3,871 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,119 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 197 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,476 4.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,546 100.0   Greek 29 0.0
With a disability 1,931 9.4   Hungarian 40 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 43,616 100.0   Irish¹ 4,482 5.3
With a disability 11,406 26.2   Italian 844 1.0
 Percent employed 49.6 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.0
No disability 32,210 73.8   Norwegian 70 0.1
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Polish 213 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 10,109 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 5,196 51.4   Russian 36 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 989 1.2
        Scottish 555 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 78,470 100.0   Subsaharan African 525 0.6
Same house in 1995 44,314 56.5   Swedish 209 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,072 42.1   Swiss 61 0.1
 Same county 22,789 29.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 10,283 13.1   United States or American 8,881 10.5
  Same state 5,867 7.5   Welsh 178 0.2
  Different state 4,416 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 67 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,084 1.4   Other ancestries 37,777 44.8
 
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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