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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Plaquemines 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 26,757 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,807 100.0   Native 26,014 97.2
Nursery school, preschool 439 5.6       Born in United States 25,903 96.8
Kindergarten 434 5.6           State of residence 21,631 80.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,819 48.9           Different state 4,272 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,881 24.1       Born outside United States 111 0.4
College or graduate school 1,234 15.8   Foreign born 743 2.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 110 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 345 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 16,448 100.0       Not a citizen 398 1.5
Less than 9th grade 2,414 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,738 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,628 34.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 743 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,247 19.7   Europe 155 20.9
Associate degree 646 3.9   Asia 486 65.4
Bachelor's degree 1,404 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 371 2.3   Oceania 9 1.2
        Latin America 86 11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.7 (X)   Northern America 7 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,841 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,337 100.0   English only 22,848 92.0
Never married 5,145 25.3   Language other than English 1,993 8.0
Now married, except separated 11,599 57.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 679 2.7
Separated 457 2.2   Spanish 353 1.4
Widowed 1,300 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 90 0.4
 Female 970 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,072 4.3
Divorced 1,836 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 259 1.0
 Female 1,003 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 550 2.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,757 100.0
           under 18 years 858 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,940 96.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 436 50.8   Arab 39 0.1
        Czech¹ 27 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,626 100.0   Dutch 217 0.8
Civilian veterans 2,100 11.3   English 1,056 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,241 19.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 791 3.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,458 9.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,032 100.0   Greek 16 0.1
With a disability 679 9.7   Hungarian 29 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,313 100.0   Irish¹ 1,857 6.9
With a disability 2,701 18.9   Italian 1,921 7.2
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 44 0.2
No disability 11,612 81.1   Norwegian 89 0.3
 Percent employed 67.0 (X)   Polish 132 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,554 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,173 45.9   Russian 13 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 176 0.7
        Scottish 158 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,841 100.0   Subsaharan African 163 0.6
Same house in 1995 16,283 65.5   Swedish 130 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,399 33.8   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 4,070 16.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,329 17.4   United States or American 3,015 11.3
  Same state 3,006 12.1   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 1,323 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 159 0.6   Other ancestries 8,316 31.1
 
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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