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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 13,509 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,972 100.0   Native 13,363 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 199 6.7       Born in United States 13,330 98.7
Kindergarten 167 5.6           State of residence 8,522 63.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,649 55.5           Different state 4,808 35.6
High school (grades 9-12) 685 23.0       Born outside United States 33 0.2
College or graduate school 272 9.2   Foreign born 146 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 49 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 77 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 9,092 100.0       Not a citizen 69 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,613 17.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,830 20.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,010 33.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 146 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,577 17.3   Europe 55 37.7
Associate degree 354 3.9   Asia 44 30.1
Bachelor's degree 415 4.6   Africa 4 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 293 3.2   Oceania 5 3.4
        Latin America 26 17.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.1 (X)   Northern America 12 8.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,697 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,749 100.0   English only 12,348 97.3
Never married 1,660 15.4   Language other than English 349 2.7
Now married, except separated 6,753 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 102 0.8
Separated 202 1.9   Spanish 218 1.7
Widowed 983 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.5
 Female 782 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 96 0.8
Divorced 1,151 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.2
 Female 554 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,509 100.0
           under 18 years 281 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,161 75.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 169 60.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 48 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,157 100.0   Dutch 249 1.8
Civilian veterans 1,711 16.8   English 1,092 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 294 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 55 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,348 10.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,015 100.0   Greek 9 0.1
With a disability 223 7.4   Hungarian 23 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,313 100.0   Irish¹ 1,685 12.5
With a disability 2,105 28.8   Italian 119 0.9
 Percent employed 34.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 5,208 71.2   Norwegian 75 0.6
 Percent employed 72.4 (X)   Polish 134 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,216 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,189 53.7   Russian 10 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 187 1.4
        Scottish 83 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 12,697 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,671 60.4   Swedish 100 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,971 39.2   Swiss 12 0.1
 Same county 2,791 22.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,180 17.2   United States or American 2,749 20.3
  Same state 1,231 9.7   Welsh 63 0.5
  Different state 949 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 55 0.4   Other ancestries 1,804 13.4
 
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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