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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 16,181 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,260 100.0   Native 15,541 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 194 4.6       Born in United States 15,401 95.2
Kindergarten 254 6.0           State of residence 10,663 65.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,801 42.3           Different state 4,738 29.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,136 26.7       Born outside United States 140 0.9
College or graduate school 875 20.5   Foreign born 640 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 287 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 10,893 100.0       Not a citizen 508 3.1
Less than 9th grade 505 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 793 7.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,423 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 640 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,203 20.2   Europe 242 37.8
Associate degree 569 5.2   Asia 183 28.6
Bachelor's degree 2,107 19.3   Africa 42 6.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,293 11.9   Oceania 12 1.9
        Latin America 54 8.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.1 (X)   Northern America 107 16.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,305 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,019 100.0   English only 14,491 94.7
Never married 3,092 23.7   Language other than English 814 5.3
Now married, except separated 7,366 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 1.0
Separated 111 0.9   Spanish 226 1.5
Widowed 929 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.4
 Female 779 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 398 2.6
Divorced 1,521 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.4
 Female 800 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 141 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,181 100.0
           under 18 years 125 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,240 94.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 33 26.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 160 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 103 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,210 100.0   Dutch 411 2.5
Civilian veterans 1,443 11.8   English 2,090 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 524 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 132 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,715 23.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,674 100.0   Greek 36 0.2
With a disability 134 3.6   Hungarian 111 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,354 100.0   Irish¹ 1,759 10.9
With a disability 1,251 13.4   Italian 407 2.5
 Percent employed 65.5 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.1
No disability 8,103 86.6   Norwegian 280 1.7
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 415 2.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,044 100.0   Portuguese 18 0.1
With a disability 770 37.7   Russian 176 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 311 1.9
        Scottish 282 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,305 100.0   Subsaharan African 42 0.3
Same house in 1995 8,627 56.4   Swedish 713 4.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,338 41.4   Swiss 144 0.9
 Same county 3,848 25.1   Ukrainian 30 0.2
 Different county 2,490 16.3   United States or American 1,522 9.4
  Same state 1,361 8.9   Welsh 135 0.8
  Different state 1,129 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 340 2.2   Other ancestries 1,715 10.6
 
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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