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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Natchitoches 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 39,080 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,663 100.0   Native 38,510 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 785 5.7       Born in United States 38,283 98.0
Kindergarten 667 4.9           State of residence 32,228 82.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,554 33.3           Different state 6,055 15.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,453 18.0       Born outside United States 227 0.6
College or graduate school 5,204 38.1   Foreign born 570 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 235 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 249 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 22,033 100.0       Not a citizen 321 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,298 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,715 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,077 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 570 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,384 19.9   Europe 134 23.5
Associate degree 499 2.3   Asia 273 47.9
Bachelor's degree 2,503 11.4   Africa 39 6.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,557 7.1   Oceania 28 4.9
        Latin America 47 8.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.7 (X)   Northern America 49 8.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,319 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,795 100.0   English only 34,954 96.2
Never married 10,604 34.4   Language other than English 1,365 3.8
Now married, except separated 14,029 45.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 399 1.1
Separated 684 2.2   Spanish 580 1.6
Widowed 2,466 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 152 0.4
 Female 2,042 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 558 1.5
Divorced 3,012 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 179 0.5
 Female 1,666 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 192 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,080 100.0
           under 18 years 948 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,126 87.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 660 69.6   Arab 65 0.2
        Czech¹ 119 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 38 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,940 100.0   Dutch 189 0.5
Civilian veterans 3,260 11.3   English 2,047 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,837 7.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 477 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,870 4.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,009 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 1,038 9.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,176 100.0   Irish¹ 2,665 6.8
With a disability 4,374 21.7   Italian 501 1.3
 Percent employed 43.6 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 15,802 78.3   Norwegian 81 0.2
 Percent employed 69.4 (X)   Polish 110 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,511 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,219 49.2   Russian 23 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 510 1.3
        Scottish 343 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,319 100.0   Subsaharan African 265 0.7
Same house in 1995 20,407 56.2   Swedish 53 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,574 42.9   Swiss 9 0.0
 Same county 8,099 22.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 7,475 20.6   United States or American 5,330 13.6
  Same state 5,122 14.1   Welsh 78 0.2
  Different state 2,353 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 338 0.9   Other ancestries 16,478 42.2
 
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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