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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Orleans 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 484,674 100.0
      enrolled in school 150,096 100.0   Native 464,093 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 10,473 7.0       Born in United States 461,125 95.1
Kindergarten 6,947 4.6           State of residence 375,107 77.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 62,172 41.4           Different state 86,018 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 30,879 20.6       Born outside United States 2,968 0.6
College or graduate school 39,625 26.4   Foreign born 20,581 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,885 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 10,227 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 300,568 100.0       Not a citizen 10,354 2.1
Less than 9th grade 24,190 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 51,892 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 70,477 23.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,581 100.0
Some college, no degree 65,760 21.9   Europe 3,135 15.2
Associate degree 10,842 3.6   Asia 7,549 36.7
Bachelor's degree 45,211 15.0   Africa 725 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 32,196 10.7   Oceania 160 0.8
        Latin America 8,599 41.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.7 (X)   Northern America 413 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 451,739 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 377,648 100.0   English only 414,214 91.7
Never married 154,496 40.9   Language other than English 37,525 8.3
Now married, except separated 134,135 35.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,168 3.1
Separated 13,727 3.6   Spanish 17,572 3.9
Widowed 30,661 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,486 1.4
 Female 24,792 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 10,113 2.2
Divorced 44,629 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,850 0.6
 Female 26,236 6.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8,713 1.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,566 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 484,674 100.0
           under 18 years 17,338 100.0     Total ancestries reported 455,314 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 9,478 54.7   Arab 1,010 0.2
        Czech¹ 587 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 487 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 353,630 100.0   Dutch 1,560 0.3
Civilian veterans 38,559 10.9   English 16,562 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 27,198 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,327 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 26,404 5.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 119,571 100.0   Greek 820 0.2
With a disability 12,273 10.3   Hungarian 717 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 266,436 100.0   Irish¹ 23,022 4.7
With a disability 62,753 23.6   Italian 15,695 3.2
 Percent employed 47.0 (X)   Lithuanian 342 0.1
No disability 203,683 76.4   Norwegian 1,236 0.3
 Percent employed 70.7 (X)   Polish 2,669 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 54,104 100.0   Portuguese 337 0.1
With a disability 27,096 50.1   Russian 1,939 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 3,680 0.8
        Scottish 3,213 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 112 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 451,739 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,392 1.3
Same house in 1995 256,551 56.8   Swedish 1,230 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 188,816 41.8   Swiss 506 0.1
 Same county 129,321 28.6   Ukrainian 282 0.1
 Different county 59,495 13.2   United States or American 9,836 2.0
  Same state 27,324 6.0   Welsh 1,186 0.2
  Different state 32,171 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,627 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 6,372 1.4   Other ancestries 303,338 62.6
 
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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