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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pointe Coupee 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 22,763 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,974 100.0   Native 22,565 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 439 7.3       Born in United States 22,531 99.0
Kindergarten 392 6.6           State of residence 20,948 92.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,773 46.4           Different state 1,583 7.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,687 28.2       Born outside United States 34 0.1
College or graduate school 683 11.4   Foreign born 198 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 39 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 92 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,577 100.0       Not a citizen 106 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,076 14.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,424 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,699 39.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 198 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,129 14.6   Europe 29 14.6
Associate degree 389 2.7   Asia 37 18.7
Bachelor's degree 1,317 9.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 543 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 120 60.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.1 (X)   Northern America 12 6.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,207 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,783 100.0   English only 19,786 93.3
Never married 4,724 26.6   Language other than English 1,421 6.7
Now married, except separated 9,505 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 416 2.0
Separated 464 2.6   Spanish 215 1.0
Widowed 1,589 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.4
 Female 1,295 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,165 5.5
Divorced 1,501 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 318 1.5
 Female 762 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,763 100.0
           under 18 years 777 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,444 89.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 458 58.9   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 10 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,568 100.0   Dutch 38 0.2
Civilian veterans 1,869 11.3   English 718 3.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,812 21.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,319 5.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 901 4.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,640 100.0   Greek 17 0.1
With a disability 527 9.3   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,297 100.0   Irish¹ 760 3.3
With a disability 3,107 25.3   Italian 1,161 5.1
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,190 74.7   Norwegian 8 0.0
 Percent employed 67.7 (X)   Polish 27 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,919 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 1,391 47.7   Russian 1 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 130 0.6
        Scottish 78 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,207 100.0   Subsaharan African 145 0.6
Same house in 1995 15,340 72.3   Swedish 4 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,803 27.4   Swiss 21 0.1
 Same county 3,658 17.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,145 10.1   United States or American 2,554 11.2
  Same state 1,747 8.2   Welsh 5 0.0
  Different state 398 1.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 64 0.3   Other ancestries 7,689 33.8
 
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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