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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rapides 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 126,337 100.0
      enrolled in school 33,345 100.0   Native 124,368 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,504 7.5       Born in United States 123,445 97.7
Kindergarten 2,164 6.5           State of residence 101,844 80.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,686 47.0           Different state 21,601 17.1
High school (grades 9-12) 8,371 25.1       Born outside United States 923 0.7
College or graduate school 4,620 13.9   Foreign born 1,969 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 890 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 801 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 79,811 100.0       Not a citizen 1,168 0.9
Less than 9th grade 7,286 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,975 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,938 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,969 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,486 20.7   Europe 395 20.1
Associate degree 2,921 3.7   Asia 938 47.6
Bachelor's degree 8,475 10.6   Africa 41 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 4,730 5.9   Oceania 7 0.4
        Latin America 534 27.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.6 (X)   Northern America 54 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 117,515 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 98,398 100.0   English only 111,804 95.1
Never married 26,452 26.9   Language other than English 5,711 4.9
Now married, except separated 50,947 51.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,902 1.6
Separated 2,820 2.9   Spanish 1,666 1.4
Widowed 8,121 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 611 0.5
 Female 6,714 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 2,941 2.5
Divorced 10,058 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 758 0.6
 Female 5,928 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 789 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 439 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 126,337 100.0
           under 18 years 3,442 100.0     Total ancestries reported 111,322 88.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,969 57.2   Arab 557 0.4
        Czech¹ 434 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 88 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 91,636 100.0   Dutch 1,123 0.9
Civilian veterans 13,508 14.7   English 8,461 6.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,576 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,550 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,751 5.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,292 100.0   Greek 101 0.1
With a disability 3,112 9.9   Hungarian 27 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 67,332 100.0   Irish¹ 10,851 8.6
With a disability 17,794 26.4   Italian 2,551 2.0
 Percent employed 48.5 (X)   Lithuanian 67 0.1
No disability 49,538 73.6   Norwegian 305 0.2
 Percent employed 73.9 (X)   Polish 527 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 15,345 100.0   Portuguese 49 0.0
With a disability 7,923 51.6   Russian 57 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,832 1.5
        Scottish 1,181 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 44 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 117,515 100.0   Subsaharan African 902 0.7
Same house in 1995 70,438 59.9   Swedish 262 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 46,132 39.3   Swiss 75 0.1
 Same county 31,329 26.7   Ukrainian 29 0.0
 Different county 14,803 12.6   United States or American 16,558 13.1
  Same state 8,657 7.4   Welsh 288 0.2
  Different state 6,146 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 40 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 945 0.8   Other ancestries 44,036 34.9
 
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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