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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jefferson 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 455,466 100.0
      enrolled in school 121,830 100.0   Native 421,404 92.5
Nursery school, preschool 9,647 7.9       Born in United States 418,159 91.8
Kindergarten 6,912 5.7           State of residence 345,683 75.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 52,751 43.3           Different state 72,476 15.9
High school (grades 9-12) 27,131 22.3       Born outside United States 3,245 0.7
College or graduate school 25,389 20.8   Foreign born 34,062 7.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10,917 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 17,850 3.9
  Population 25 years and over 298,761 100.0       Not a citizen 16,212 3.6
Less than 9th grade 21,124 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 40,821 13.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 89,528 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 34,062 100.0
Some college, no degree 69,824 23.4   Europe 3,059 9.0
Associate degree 13,248 4.4   Asia 11,019 32.3
Bachelor's degree 43,345 14.5   Africa 693 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 20,871 7.0   Oceania 60 0.2
        Latin America 18,757 55.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.3 (X)   Northern America 474 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 425,529 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 360,815 100.0   English only 370,259 87.0
Never married 100,981 28.0   Language other than English 55,270 13.0
Now married, except separated 183,105 50.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,884 4.9
Separated 8,844 2.5   Spanish 29,285 6.9
Widowed 25,730 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,193 2.6
 Female 21,237 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 13,543 3.2
Divorced 42,155 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,605 0.8
 Female 24,352 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,439 2.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,457 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 455,466 100.0
           under 18 years 12,476 100.0     Total ancestries reported 490,382 107.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,922 47.5   Arab 2,703 0.6
        Czech¹ 513 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 613 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 339,380 100.0   Dutch 2,781 0.6
Civilian veterans 41,109 12.1   English 22,171 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 84,817 18.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11,344 2.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 57,239 12.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 102,321 100.0   Greek 1,321 0.3
With a disability 9,275 9.1   Hungarian 588 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 266,448 100.0   Irish¹ 44,608 9.8
With a disability 55,410 20.8   Italian 52,020 11.4
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 166 0.0
No disability 211,038 79.2   Norwegian 1,861 0.4
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 2,779 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 52,714 100.0   Portuguese 370 0.1
With a disability 23,847 45.2   Russian 1,475 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 4,774 1.0
        Scottish 3,817 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 180 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 425,529 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,535 0.8
Same house in 1995 261,353 61.4   Swedish 1,337 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 158,057 37.1   Swiss 427 0.1
 Same county 101,041 23.7   Ukrainian 390 0.1
 Different county 57,016 13.4   United States or American 24,914 5.5
  Same state 35,795 8.4   Welsh 1,072 0.2
  Different state 21,221 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,539 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 6,119 1.4   Other ancestries 161,028 35.4
 
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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