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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 42,190 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,289 100.0   Native 41,314 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 526 5.1       Born in United States 40,950 97.1
Kindergarten 513 5.0           State of residence 16,490 39.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,685 45.5           Different state 24,460 58.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,206 21.4       Born outside United States 364 0.9
College or graduate school 2,359 22.9   Foreign born 876 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 262 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 383 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 27,920 100.0       Not a citizen 493 1.2
Less than 9th grade 2,058 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,794 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,681 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 876 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,137 18.4   Europe 281 32.1
Associate degree 1,220 4.4   Asia 298 34.0
Bachelor's degree 3,607 12.9   Africa 23 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 2,423 8.7   Oceania 7 0.8
        Latin America 219 25.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 48 5.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 39,552 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,974 100.0   English only 37,945 95.9
Never married 8,349 24.6   Language other than English 1,607 4.1
Now married, except separated 19,129 56.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 606 1.5
Separated 738 2.2   Spanish 766 1.9
Widowed 2,120 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 336 0.8
 Female 1,639 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 546 1.4
Divorced 3,638 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 0.4
 Female 1,956 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 243 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 104 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 42,190 100.0
           under 18 years 918 100.0     Total ancestries reported 39,602 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 400 43.6   Arab 59 0.1
        Czech¹ 185 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 61 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,192 100.0   Dutch 802 1.9
Civilian veterans 4,900 15.2   English 5,452 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 899 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 192 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,978 18.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,415 100.0   Greek 119 0.3
With a disability 640 6.8   Hungarian 124 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,341 100.0   Irish¹ 5,707 13.5
With a disability 4,349 17.2   Italian 1,925 4.6
 Percent employed 57.6 (X)   Lithuanian 92 0.2
No disability 20,992 82.8   Norwegian 184 0.4
 Percent employed 79.7 (X)   Polish 940 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,573 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 1,868 40.8   Russian 144 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 860 2.0
        Scottish 942 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 61 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 39,552 100.0   Subsaharan African 102 0.2
Same house in 1995 22,275 56.3   Swedish 202 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,932 42.8   Swiss 62 0.1
 Same county 7,257 18.3   Ukrainian 35 0.1
 Different county 9,675 24.5   United States or American 5,371 12.7
  Same state 1,816 4.6   Welsh 313 0.7
  Different state 7,859 19.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 345 0.9   Other ancestries 6,730 16.0
 
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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