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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 43,602 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,718 100.0   Native 43,197 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 419 4.3       Born in United States 43,010 98.6
Kindergarten 584 6.0           State of residence 39,289 90.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,244 54.0           Different state 3,721 8.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,489 25.6       Born outside United States 187 0.4
College or graduate school 982 10.1   Foreign born 405 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 81 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 207 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 29,250 100.0       Not a citizen 198 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,771 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,110 14.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,492 49.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 405 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,790 13.0   Europe 148 36.5
Associate degree 1,771 6.1   Asia 116 28.6
Bachelor's degree 2,209 7.6   Africa 3 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,107 3.8   Oceania 3 0.7
        Latin America 82 20.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.9 (X)   Northern America 53 13.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,955 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,501 100.0   English only 39,491 96.4
Never married 7,179 20.8   Language other than English 1,464 3.6
Now married, except separated 21,406 62.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 421 1.0
Separated 666 1.9   Spanish 475 1.2
Widowed 2,359 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 146 0.4
 Female 1,889 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 889 2.2
Divorced 2,891 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 0.6
 Female 1,433 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,602 100.0
           under 18 years 622 100.0     Total ancestries reported 40,560 93.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 271 43.6   Arab 28 0.1
        Czech¹ 140 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 38 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,461 100.0   Dutch 1,572 3.6
Civilian veterans 4,727 14.6   English 2,442 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 638 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 88 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,535 37.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,804 100.0   Greek 81 0.2
With a disability 771 7.9   Hungarian 214 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,598 100.0   Irish¹ 4,815 11.0
With a disability 3,998 15.6   Italian 1,574 3.6
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 109 0.2
No disability 21,600 84.4   Norwegian 97 0.2
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 929 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 5,068 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.0
With a disability 2,051 40.5   Russian 95 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 941 2.2
        Scottish 687 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 143 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 40,955 100.0   Subsaharan African 27 0.1
Same house in 1995 27,561 67.3   Swedish 238 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,282 32.4   Swiss 218 0.5
 Same county 7,578 18.5   Ukrainian 83 0.2
 Different county 5,704 13.9   United States or American 4,935 11.3
  Same state 4,928 12.0   Welsh 469 1.1
  Different state 776 1.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 112 0.3   Other ancestries 3,394 7.8
 
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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