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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Avoyelles 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 41,481 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,352 100.0   Native 41,258 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 814 7.9       Born in United States 41,167 99.2
Kindergarten 704 6.8           State of residence 37,736 91.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,130 49.6           Different state 3,431 8.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,691 26.0       Born outside United States 91 0.2
College or graduate school 1,013 9.8   Foreign born 223 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 29 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 152 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 26,606 100.0       Not a citizen 71 0.2
Less than 9th grade 4,280 16.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,427 24.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,856 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 223 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,179 11.9   Europe 88 39.5
Associate degree 668 2.5   Asia 66 29.6
Bachelor's degree 1,569 5.9   Africa 12 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 627 2.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 49 22.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.8 (X)   Northern America 8 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,630 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,450 100.0   English only 30,574 79.1
Never married 8,355 25.7   Language other than English 8,056 20.9
Now married, except separated 17,699 54.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,923 5.0
Separated 798 2.5   Spanish 818 2.1
Widowed 3,027 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 275 0.7
 Female 2,433 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 6,993 18.1
Divorced 2,571 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,606 4.2
 Female 1,455 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 81 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,481 100.0
           under 18 years 908 100.0     Total ancestries reported 33,771 81.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 510 56.2   Arab 53 0.1
        Czech¹ 13 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,358 100.0   Dutch 59 0.1
Civilian veterans 3,384 11.1   English 1,047 2.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,027 19.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,616 6.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 965 2.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,877 100.0   Greek 19 0.0
With a disability 1,019 10.3   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,575 100.0   Irish¹ 1,451 3.5
With a disability 5,779 28.1   Italian 553 1.3
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.0
No disability 14,796 71.9   Norwegian 47 0.1
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Polish 46 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 5,072 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,789 55.0   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 131 0.3
        Scottish 98 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 38,630 100.0   Subsaharan African 201 0.5
Same house in 1995 25,961 67.2   Swedish 12 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,544 32.5   Swiss 38 0.1
 Same county 8,468 21.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,076 10.6   United States or American 6,419 15.5
  Same state 2,700 7.0   Welsh 5 0.0
  Different state 1,376 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 125 0.3   Other ancestries 11,924 28.7
 
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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