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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jackson 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 15,397 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,746 100.0   Native 15,328 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 289 7.7       Born in United States 15,280 99.2
Kindergarten 236 6.3           State of residence 13,492 87.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,846 49.3           Different state 1,788 11.6
High school (grades 9-12) 834 22.3       Born outside United States 48 0.3
College or graduate school 541 14.4   Foreign born 69 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 22 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 44 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 10,062 100.0       Not a citizen 25 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,001 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,654 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,994 39.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 69 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,864 18.5   Europe 13 18.8
Associate degree 249 2.5   Asia 18 26.1
Bachelor's degree 818 8.1   Africa 7 10.1
Graduate or professional degree 482 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 29 42.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.6 (X)   Northern America 2 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,425 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,200 100.0   English only 14,127 97.9
Never married 2,712 22.2   Language other than English 298 2.1
Now married, except separated 6,839 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.7
Separated 250 2.0   Spanish 93 0.6
Widowed 1,163 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.2
 Female 990 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 186 1.3
Divorced 1,236 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.5
 Female 634 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,397 100.0
           under 18 years 379 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,329 73.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 240 63.3   Arab 26 0.2
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,492 100.0   Dutch 60 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,536 13.4   English 868 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 245 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 53 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 350 2.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,598 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 339 9.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,245 100.0   Irish¹ 997 6.5
With a disability 2,101 25.5   Italian 74 0.5
 Percent employed 55.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,144 74.5   Norwegian 41 0.3
 Percent employed 71.7 (X)   Polish 16 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,323 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,105 47.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 194 1.3
        Scottish 105 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,425 100.0   Subsaharan African 32 0.2
Same house in 1995 9,272 64.3   Swedish 24 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,135 35.6   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 3,096 21.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,039 14.1   United States or American 2,984 19.4
  Same state 1,580 11.0   Welsh 25 0.2
  Different state 459 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 18 0.1   Other ancestries 5,202 33.8
 
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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