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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jay 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 21,806 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,006 100.0   Native 21,476 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 278 5.6       Born in United States 21,434 98.3
Kindergarten 278 5.6           State of residence 17,437 80.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,734 54.6           Different state 3,997 18.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,190 23.8       Born outside United States 42 0.2
College or graduate school 526 10.5   Foreign born 330 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 211 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 77 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,280 100.0       Not a citizen 253 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,082 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,982 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,068 49.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 330 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,108 14.8   Europe 64 19.4
Associate degree 629 4.4   Asia 63 19.1
Bachelor's degree 828 5.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 583 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 198 60.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.5 (X)   Northern America 5 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,188 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,860 100.0   English only 19,009 94.2
Never married 3,264 19.4   Language other than English 1,179 5.8
Now married, except separated 10,373 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 449 2.2
Separated 168 1.0   Spanish 385 1.9
Widowed 1,337 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 203 1.0
 Female 1,134 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 771 3.8
Divorced 1,718 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 1.1
 Female 875 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 23 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,806 100.0
           under 18 years 251 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,852 72.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 103 41.0   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 6 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,934 100.0   Dutch 353 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,255 14.2   English 1,545 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 328 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,548 20.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,004 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 403 8.1   Hungarian 29 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,918 100.0   Irish¹ 1,657 7.6
With a disability 2,427 20.4   Italian 224 1.0
 Percent employed 62.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,491 79.6   Norwegian 66 0.3
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 65 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,099 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.1
With a disability 1,377 44.4   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 245 1.1
        Scottish 165 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,188 100.0   Subsaharan African 15 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,861 63.7   Swedish 152 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,216 35.7   Swiss 352 1.6
 Same county 4,796 23.8   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 2,420 12.0   United States or American 4,270 19.6
  Same state 1,613 8.0   Welsh 82 0.4
  Different state 807 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 111 0.5   Other ancestries 1,660 7.6
 
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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