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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Assumption 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 23,388 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,255 100.0   Native 23,197 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 386 6.2       Born in United States 23,153 99.0
Kindergarten 429 6.9           State of residence 22,222 95.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,401 54.4           Different state 931 4.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,373 22.0       Born outside United States 44 0.2
College or graduate school 666 10.6   Foreign born 191 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 89 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 120 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 14,411 100.0       Not a citizen 71 0.3
Less than 9th grade 3,036 21.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,822 19.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,311 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 191 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,820 12.6   Europe 45 23.6
Associate degree 361 2.5   Asia 75 39.3
Bachelor's degree 721 5.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 340 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 71 37.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,758 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,918 100.0   English only 17,618 81.0
Never married 4,939 27.6   Language other than English 4,140 19.0
Now married, except separated 9,864 55.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,141 5.2
Separated 400 2.2   Spanish 190 0.9
Widowed 1,332 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.3
 Female 1,059 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 3,873 17.8
Divorced 1,383 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 998 4.6
 Female 699 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 77 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,388 100.0
           under 18 years 826 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,052 85.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 468 56.7   Arab 23 0.1
        Czech¹ 10 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,731 100.0   Dutch 19 0.1
Civilian veterans 1,562 9.3   English 351 1.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,409 18.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,964 12.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 651 2.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,070 100.0   Greek 16 0.1
With a disability 605 10.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,064 100.0   Irish¹ 360 1.5
With a disability 2,865 21.9   Italian 489 2.1
 Percent employed 42.5 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 10,199 78.1   Norwegian 8 0.0
 Percent employed 67.3 (X)   Polish 27 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,484 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,304 52.5   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 27 0.1
        Scottish 7 0.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,758 100.0   Subsaharan African 89 0.4
Same house in 1995 15,656 72.0   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,021 27.7   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,468 15.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,553 11.7   United States or American 3,002 12.8
  Same state 2,271 10.4   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 282 1.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 27 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 81 0.4   Other ancestries 7,562 32.3
 
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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