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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ripley 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 26,523 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,526 100.0   Native 26,344 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 438 6.7       Born in United States 26,316 99.2
Kindergarten 399 6.1           State of residence 17,941 67.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,411 52.3           Different state 8,375 31.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,508 23.1       Born outside United States 28 0.1
College or graduate school 770 11.8   Foreign born 179 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 93 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 60 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 17,027 100.0       Not a citizen 119 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,415 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,171 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,967 46.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 179 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,663 15.6   Europe 55 30.7
Associate degree 849 5.0   Asia 45 25.1
Bachelor's degree 1,150 6.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 812 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 65 36.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 14 7.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,521 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,295 100.0   English only 24,072 98.2
Never married 4,075 20.1   Language other than English 449 1.8
Now married, except separated 12,540 61.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 170 0.7
Separated 226 1.1   Spanish 241 1.0
Widowed 1,632 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.4
 Female 1,304 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 150 0.6
Divorced 1,822 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.1
 Female 963 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 56 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,523 100.0
           under 18 years 419 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,122 87.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 207 49.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 15 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,057 100.0   Dutch 446 1.7
Civilian veterans 2,523 13.2   English 2,138 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 582 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,704 36.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,386 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 572 9.0   Hungarian 12 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,523 100.0   Irish¹ 3,051 11.5
With a disability 3,263 22.5   Italian 406 1.5
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 11,260 77.5   Norwegian 44 0.2
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 103 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,327 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.1
With a disability 1,504 45.2   Russian 40 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 336 1.3
        Scottish 303 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,521 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 15,114 61.6   Swedish 60 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,256 37.7   Swiss 20 0.1
 Same county 5,012 20.4   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 4,244 17.3   United States or American 3,591 13.5
  Same state 2,450 10.0   Welsh 77 0.3
  Different state 1,794 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 151 0.6   Other ancestries 2,067 7.8
 
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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