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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 45,932 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,163 100.0   Native 45,647 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 532 5.2       Born in United States 45,495 99.0
Kindergarten 582 5.7           State of residence 41,103 89.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,062 49.8           Different state 4,392 9.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,704 26.6       Born outside United States 152 0.3
College or graduate school 1,283 12.6   Foreign born 285 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 78 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 184 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 31,583 100.0       Not a citizen 101 0.2
Less than 9th grade 2,155 6.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,845 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,235 51.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 285 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,816 12.1   Europe 136 47.7
Associate degree 1,838 5.8   Asia 116 40.7
Bachelor's degree 2,424 7.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,270 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 3.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.0 (X)   Northern America 22 7.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 43,396 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,213 100.0   English only 41,999 96.8
Never married 8,245 22.2   Language other than English 1,397 3.2
Now married, except separated 21,935 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 439 1.0
Separated 649 1.7   Spanish 364 0.8
Widowed 3,343 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 116 0.3
 Female 2,632 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 944 2.2
Divorced 3,041 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 282 0.6
 Female 1,605 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 74 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 45,932 100.0
           under 18 years 571 100.0     Total ancestries reported 48,024 104.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 262 45.9   Arab 20 0.0
        Czech¹ 324 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 48 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,076 100.0   Dutch 2,939 6.4
Civilian veterans 5,191 14.8   English 3,917 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 735 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 132 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,923 30.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,947 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 807 8.1   Hungarian 323 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,061 100.0   Irish¹ 6,119 13.3
With a disability 4,272 17.0   Italian 5,130 11.2
 Percent employed 48.7 (X)   Lithuanian 242 0.5
No disability 20,789 83.0   Norwegian 143 0.3
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 1,905 4.1
     Population 65 years and over 7,801 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 3,110 39.9   Russian 173 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,189 2.6
        Scottish 839 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 861 1.9
  Population 5 years and over 43,396 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 30,165 69.5   Swedish 1,247 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,101 30.2   Swiss 104 0.2
 Same county 7,899 18.2   Ukrainian 111 0.2
 Different county 5,202 12.0   United States or American 3,598 7.8
  Same state 3,833 8.8   Welsh 502 1.1
  Different state 1,369 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 130 0.3   Other ancestries 3,481 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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