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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 34,078 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,928 100.0   Native 33,886 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 747 8.4       Born in United States 33,738 99.0
Kindergarten 510 5.7           State of residence 30,347 89.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,391 49.2           Different state 3,391 10.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,212 24.8       Born outside United States 148 0.4
College or graduate school 1,068 12.0   Foreign born 192 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 89 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 99 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 21,626 100.0       Not a citizen 93 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,192 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,373 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,055 51.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 192 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,326 15.4   Europe 68 35.4
Associate degree 1,188 5.5   Asia 65 33.9
Bachelor's degree 979 4.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 513 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 35 18.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 24 12.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,571 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,124 100.0   English only 30,848 97.7
Never married 5,678 21.7   Language other than English 723 2.3
Now married, except separated 15,858 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.7
Separated 280 1.1   Spanish 291 0.9
Widowed 1,883 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 93 0.3
 Female 1,568 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 381 1.2
Divorced 2,425 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.3
 Female 1,253 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,078 100.0
           under 18 years 675 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,800 78.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 353 52.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 60 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,468 100.0   Dutch 783 2.3
Civilian veterans 3,348 13.7   English 2,751 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 549 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 76 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,459 21.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,479 100.0   Greek 70 0.2
With a disability 613 7.2   Hungarian 481 1.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,967 100.0   Irish¹ 4,039 11.9
With a disability 4,334 22.9   Italian 960 2.8
 Percent employed 52.7 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 14,633 77.1   Norwegian 74 0.2
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 195 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,920 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,863 47.5   Russian 8 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 329 1.0
        Scottish 416 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,571 100.0   Subsaharan African 23 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,514 65.0   Swedish 103 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,006 34.9   Swiss 61 0.2
 Same county 6,266 19.8   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 4,740 15.0   United States or American 5,347 15.7
  Same state 4,131 13.1   Welsh 319 0.9
  Different state 609 1.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 23 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 51 0.2   Other ancestries 2,638 7.7
 
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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