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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allen Parish
[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 25,440 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,125 100.0   Native 25,292 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 423 6.9       Born in United States 25,254 99.3
Kindergarten 373 6.1           State of residence 20,568 80.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,048 49.8           Different state 4,686 18.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,635 26.7       Born outside United States 38 0.1
College or graduate school 646 10.5   Foreign born 148 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 53 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 78 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 16,817 100.0       Not a citizen 70 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,430 14.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,752 22.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,389 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 148 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,240 13.3   Europe 36 24.3
Associate degree 449 2.7   Asia 56 37.8
Bachelor's degree 1,035 6.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 522 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 56 37.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,782 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,209 100.0   English only 20,861 87.7
Never married 4,622 22.9   Language other than English 2,921 12.3
Now married, except separated 11,644 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 672 2.8
Separated 442 2.2   Spanish 1,106 4.7
Widowed 1,696 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 312 1.3
 Female 1,270 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,535 6.5
Divorced 1,805 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 270 1.1
 Female 937 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,440 100.0
           under 18 years 636 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,084 71.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 415 65.3   Arab 77 0.3
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 13 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,163 100.0   Dutch 104 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,308 12.0   English 1,005 4.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,261 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,324 5.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 809 3.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,479 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 419 7.6   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,401 100.0   Irish¹ 1,326 5.2
With a disability 3,290 28.9   Italian 112 0.4
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,111 71.1   Norwegian 29 0.1
 Percent employed 66.9 (X)   Polish 36 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,739 100.0   Portuguese 45 0.2
With a disability 1,414 51.6   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 186 0.7
        Scottish 89 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,782 100.0   Subsaharan African 46 0.2
Same house in 1995 13,566 57.0   Swedish 54 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,147 42.7   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 4,223 17.8   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 5,924 24.9   United States or American 4,705 18.5
  Same state 2,260 9.5   Welsh 18 0.1
  Different state 3,664 15.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 69 0.3   Other ancestries 5,803 22.8
 
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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