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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ouachita 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 28,790 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,398 100.0   Native 28,596 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 518 7.0       Born in United States 28,498 99.0
Kindergarten 454 6.1           State of residence 23,120 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,453 46.7           Different state 5,378 18.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,008 27.1       Born outside United States 98 0.3
College or graduate school 965 13.0   Foreign born 194 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 100 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 76 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 18,975 100.0       Not a citizen 118 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,597 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,435 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,622 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 194 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,975 20.9   Europe 36 18.6
Associate degree 931 4.9   Asia 39 20.1
Bachelor's degree 1,673 8.8   Africa 23 11.9
Graduate or professional degree 742 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 87 44.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.5 (X)   Northern America 9 4.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 27,026 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,721 100.0   English only 26,413 97.7
Never married 4,787 21.1   Language other than English 613 2.3
Now married, except separated 12,677 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.6
Separated 601 2.6   Spanish 444 1.6
Widowed 2,348 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 146 0.5
 Female 1,892 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 119 0.4
Divorced 2,308 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
 Female 1,251 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 32 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,790 100.0
           under 18 years 690 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,050 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 450 65.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 14 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,337 100.0   Dutch 228 0.8
Civilian veterans 3,057 14.3   English 1,455 5.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 514 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 84 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,184 4.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,784 100.0   Greek 13 0.0
With a disability 644 9.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,213 100.0   Irish¹ 1,957 6.8
With a disability 4,121 27.1   Italian 195 0.7
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 1 0.0
No disability 11,092 72.9   Norwegian 73 0.3
 Percent employed 73.9 (X)   Polish 9 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 4,823 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 2,467 51.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 461 1.6
        Scottish 199 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 27,026 100.0   Subsaharan African 140 0.5
Same house in 1995 16,832 62.3   Swedish 110 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,031 37.1   Swiss 29 0.1
 Same county 6,790 25.1   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 3,241 12.0   United States or American 3,559 12.4
  Same state 1,866 6.9   Welsh 41 0.1
  Different state 1,375 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 163 0.6   Other ancestries 11,748 40.8
 
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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