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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashland 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 52,523 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,026 100.0   Native 51,921 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 831 5.9       Born in United States 51,739 98.5
Kindergarten 721 5.1           State of residence 43,745 83.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,138 43.8           Different state 7,994 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,170 22.6       Born outside United States 182 0.3
College or graduate school 3,166 22.6   Foreign born 602 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 180 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 375 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 33,339 100.0       Not a citizen 227 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,604 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,949 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,673 47.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 602 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,079 15.2   Europe 223 37.0
Associate degree 1,732 5.2   Asia 265 44.0
Bachelor's degree 3,526 10.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,776 5.3   Oceania 7 1.2
        Latin America 64 10.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.3 (X)   Northern America 43 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 49,026 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,509 100.0   English only 46,859 95.6
Never married 9,645 23.2   Language other than English 2,167 4.4
Now married, except separated 25,091 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 799 1.6
Separated 470 1.1   Spanish 513 1.0
Widowed 2,647 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 139 0.3
 Female 2,206 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,377 2.8
Divorced 3,656 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 576 1.2
 Female 2,053 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 210 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 52,523 100.0
           under 18 years 768 100.0     Total ancestries reported 48,645 92.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 365 47.5   Arab 161 0.3
        Czech¹ 294 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 116 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,947 100.0   Dutch 1,351 2.6
Civilian veterans 4,911 12.6   English 5,445 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,119 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 164 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,716 31.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,004 100.0   Greek 52 0.1
With a disability 742 5.7   Hungarian 393 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 28,407 100.0   Irish¹ 5,839 11.1
With a disability 4,473 15.7   Italian 1,383 2.6
 Percent employed 60.8 (X)   Lithuanian 66 0.1
No disability 23,934 84.3   Norwegian 89 0.2
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 1,298 2.5
     Population 65 years and over 6,840 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,551 37.3   Russian 83 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 832 1.6
        Scottish 1,187 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 310 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 49,026 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.0
Same house in 1995 29,762 60.7   Swedish 274 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,959 38.7   Swiss 700 1.3
 Same county 10,111 20.6   Ukrainian 67 0.1
 Different county 8,848 18.0   United States or American 6,289 12.0
  Same state 6,931 14.1   Welsh 407 0.8
  Different state 1,917 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 305 0.6   Other ancestries 3,988 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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