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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 527,056 100.0
      enrolled in school 141,847 100.0   Native 498,656 94.6
Nursery school, preschool 10,477 7.4       Born in United States 494,048 93.7
Kindergarten 7,382 5.2           State of residence 234,978 44.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 61,967 43.7           Different state 259,070 49.2
High school (grades 9-12) 30,976 21.8       Born outside United States 4,608 0.9
College or graduate school 31,045 21.9   Foreign born 28,400 5.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12,542 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 12,367 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 351,579 100.0       Not a citizen 16,033 3.0
Less than 9th grade 7,355 2.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,392 6.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 79,402 22.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 28,396 100.0
Some college, no degree 89,773 25.5   Europe 9,049 31.9
Associate degree 25,161 7.2   Asia 8,551 30.1
Bachelor's degree 86,004 24.5   Africa 629 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 42,492 12.1   Oceania 247 0.9
        Latin America 8,233 29.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 (X)   Northern America 1,687 5.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 494,065 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 417,520 100.0   English only 448,457 90.8
Never married 102,593 24.6   Language other than English 45,608 9.2
Now married, except separated 242,883 58.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,896 3.4
Separated 4,996 1.2   Spanish 23,723 4.8
Widowed 18,386 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,828 1.8
 Female 14,623 3.5   Other Indo-European languages 12,695 2.6
Divorced 48,662 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,851 0.8
 Female 27,802 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,716 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,841 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 527,056 100.0
           under 18 years 6,687 100.0     Total ancestries reported 635,139 120.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,506 37.5   Arab 1,648 0.3
        Czech¹ 5,920 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,855 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 393,997 100.0   Dutch 11,661 2.2
Civilian veterans 54,875 13.9   English 77,800 14.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 21,579 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,081 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 142,290 27.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 118,054 100.0   Greek 2,216 0.4
With a disability 7,718 6.5   Hungarian 3,172 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 322,615 100.0   Irish¹ 79,458 15.1
With a disability 43,806 13.6   Italian 34,449 6.5
 Percent employed 68.6 (X)   Lithuanian 1,237 0.2
No disability 278,809 86.4   Norwegian 16,918 3.2
 Percent employed 83.9 (X)   Polish 16,035 3.0
     Population 65 years and over 48,742 100.0   Portuguese 702 0.1
With a disability 17,327 35.5   Russian 5,556 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 12,801 2.4
        Scottish 16,237 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 913 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 494,065 100.0   Subsaharan African 811 0.2
Same house in 1995 251,244 50.9   Swedish 19,984 3.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 233,727 47.3   Swiss 2,969 0.6
 Same county 103,970 21.0   Ukrainian 1,671 0.3
 Different county 129,757 26.3   United States or American 25,823 4.9
  Same state 68,938 14.0   Welsh 6,243 1.2
  Different state 60,819 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 282 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 9,094 1.8   Other ancestries 115,828 22.0
 
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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