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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Perry 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 18,899 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,257 100.0   Native 18,821 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 172 4.0       Born in United States 18,754 99.2
Kindergarten 237 5.6           State of residence 14,158 74.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,063 48.5           Different state 4,596 24.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,177 27.6       Born outside United States 67 0.4
College or graduate school 608 14.3   Foreign born 78 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 48 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 37 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 12,734 100.0       Not a citizen 41 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,228 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,987 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,790 45.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 78 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,969 15.5   Europe 29 37.2
Associate degree 538 4.2   Asia 7 9.0
Bachelor's degree 656 5.2   Africa 8 10.3
Graduate or professional degree 566 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 32 41.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 2 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,886 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,403 100.0   English only 17,448 97.6
Never married 3,291 21.4   Language other than English 438 2.4
Now married, except separated 9,130 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 158 0.9
Separated 132 0.9   Spanish 167 0.9
Widowed 1,059 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.4
 Female 888 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 226 1.3
Divorced 1,791 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.5
 Female 854 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,899 100.0
           under 18 years 246 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,510 82.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 131 53.3   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 7 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,556 100.0   Dutch 224 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,093 14.4   English 1,478 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,486 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 41 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,243 27.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,013 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 261 6.5   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,087 100.0   Irish¹ 2,079 11.0
With a disability 1,753 17.4   Italian 177 0.9
 Percent employed 56.0 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 8,334 82.6   Norwegian 43 0.2
 Percent employed 82.1 (X)   Polish 123 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,699 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,126 41.7   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 201 1.1
        Scottish 144 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,886 100.0   Subsaharan African 23 0.1
Same house in 1995 11,089 62.0   Swedish 85 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,700 37.5   Swiss 238 1.3
 Same county 3,724 20.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,976 16.6   United States or American 2,369 12.5
  Same state 1,776 9.9   Welsh 75 0.4
  Different state 1,200 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 97 0.5   Other ancestries 1,426 7.5
 
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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