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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lafayette 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 190,503 100.0
      enrolled in school 56,319 100.0   Native 185,740 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 3,631 6.4       Born in United States 184,604 96.9
Kindergarten 3,042 5.4           State of residence 154,059 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 24,026 42.7           Different state 30,545 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 11,669 20.7       Born outside United States 1,136 0.6
College or graduate school 13,951 24.8   Foreign born 4,763 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,303 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,823 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 116,183 100.0       Not a citizen 2,940 1.5
Less than 9th grade 9,476 8.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,954 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,699 29.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,763 100.0
Some college, no degree 25,143 21.6   Europe 906 19.0
Associate degree 4,321 3.7   Asia 1,995 41.9
Bachelor's degree 20,592 17.7   Africa 330 6.9
Graduate or professional degree 8,998 7.7   Oceania 18 0.4
        Latin America 1,243 26.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 271 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 176,774 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 147,564 100.0   English only 144,399 81.7
Never married 43,414 29.4   Language other than English 32,375 18.3
Now married, except separated 77,174 52.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,617 4.3
Separated 2,737 1.9   Spanish 3,053 1.7
Widowed 8,395 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,035 0.6
 Female 6,812 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 27,135 15.4
Divorced 15,844 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,720 3.2
 Female 9,268 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,554 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 688 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 190,503 100.0
           under 18 years 3,256 100.0     Total ancestries reported 180,789 94.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,762 54.1   Arab 1,414 0.7
        Czech¹ 247 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 257 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 138,396 100.0   Dutch 877 0.5
Civilian veterans 15,260 11.0   English 9,708 5.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 34,421 18.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 19,268 10.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,011 6.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 48,268 100.0   Greek 151 0.1
With a disability 4,233 8.8   Hungarian 137 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 109,192 100.0   Irish¹ 10,433 5.5
With a disability 19,767 18.1   Italian 5,392 2.8
 Percent employed 55.6 (X)   Lithuanian 70 0.0
No disability 89,425 81.9   Norwegian 556 0.3
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 761 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 16,966 100.0   Portuguese 85 0.0
With a disability 7,575 44.6   Russian 172 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,188 1.1
        Scottish 1,605 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 55 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 176,774 100.0   Subsaharan African 985 0.5
Same house in 1995 94,279 53.3   Swedish 637 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 80,095 45.3   Swiss 159 0.1
 Same county 48,471 27.4   Ukrainian 115 0.1
 Different county 31,624 17.9   United States or American 22,302 11.7
  Same state 20,574 11.6   Welsh 734 0.4
  Different state 11,050 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 121 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,400 1.4   Other ancestries 54,928 28.8
 
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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