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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jefferson Davis 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 31,435 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,365 100.0   Native 31,254 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 583 7.0       Born in United States 31,171 99.2
Kindergarten 519 6.2           State of residence 28,348 90.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,415 52.8           Different state 2,823 9.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,945 23.3       Born outside United States 83 0.3
College or graduate school 903 10.8   Foreign born 181 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 90 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 19,352 100.0       Not a citizen 91 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,704 14.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,225 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,967 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 181 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,964 15.3   Europe 56 30.9
Associate degree 570 2.9   Asia 79 43.6
Bachelor's degree 1,339 6.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 583 3.0   Oceania 13 7.2
        Latin America 25 13.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.4 (X)   Northern America 8 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,034 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,827 100.0   English only 23,805 82.0
Never married 5,391 22.6   Language other than English 5,229 18.0
Now married, except separated 13,627 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,198 4.1
Separated 568 2.4   Spanish 254 0.9
Widowed 2,062 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 0.5
 Female 1,715 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 4,846 16.7
Divorced 2,179 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 975 3.4
 Female 1,262 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 82 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,435 100.0
           under 18 years 826 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,793 88.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 447 54.1   Arab 49 0.2
        Czech¹ 16 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,179 100.0   Dutch 34 0.1
Civilian veterans 2,657 12.0   English 1,186 3.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,143 16.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,416 17.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,890 6.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,285 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 791 9.5   Hungarian 46 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,468 100.0   Irish¹ 1,064 3.4
With a disability 3,822 23.2   Italian 437 1.4
 Percent employed 40.7 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 12,646 76.8   Norwegian 64 0.2
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Polish 40 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,866 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,926 49.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 186 0.6
        Scottish 147 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,034 100.0   Subsaharan African 154 0.5
Same house in 1995 18,967 65.3   Swedish 41 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,993 34.4   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 6,431 22.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,562 12.3   United States or American 4,900 15.6
  Same state 2,424 8.3   Welsh 25 0.1
  Different state 1,138 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 74 0.3   Other ancestries 6,870 21.9
 
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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