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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Charles 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 48,072 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,720 100.0   Native 46,880 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,120 7.6       Born in United States 46,569 96.9
Kindergarten 1,005 6.8           State of residence 39,366 81.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,936 47.1           Different state 7,203 15.0
High school (grades 9-12) 3,525 23.9       Born outside United States 311 0.6
College or graduate school 2,134 14.5   Foreign born 1,192 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 485 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 608 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 29,551 100.0       Not a citizen 584 1.2
Less than 9th grade 2,071 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,848 13.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,662 36.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,192 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,418 21.7   Europe 204 17.1
Associate degree 1,379 4.7   Asia 267 22.4
Bachelor's degree 3,663 12.4   Africa 59 4.9
Graduate or professional degree 1,510 5.1   Oceania 5 0.4
        Latin America 541 45.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 116 9.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 44,565 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,142 100.0   English only 41,562 93.3
Never married 9,239 25.6   Language other than English 3,003 6.7
Now married, except separated 20,722 57.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 943 2.1
Separated 607 1.7   Spanish 1,265 2.8
Widowed 2,085 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 0.7
 Female 1,628 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,524 3.4
Divorced 3,489 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 509 1.1
 Female 1,967 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 154 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 99 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,072 100.0
           under 18 years 1,244 100.0     Total ancestries reported 48,227 100.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 546 43.9   Arab 114 0.2
        Czech¹ 51 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 58 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,478 100.0   Dutch 170 0.4
Civilian veterans 3,989 11.9   English 2,211 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,892 22.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,720 3.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,568 11.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,873 100.0   Greek 84 0.2
With a disability 768 6.0   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,182 100.0   Irish¹ 3,425 7.1
With a disability 4,845 17.8   Italian 3,708 7.7
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 22,337 82.2   Norwegian 66 0.1
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 223 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,119 100.0   Portuguese 75 0.2
With a disability 1,958 47.5   Russian 23 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 368 0.8
        Scottish 372 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 44,565 100.0   Subsaharan African 521 1.1
Same house in 1995 29,655 66.5   Swedish 72 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,512 32.6   Swiss 25 0.1
 Same county 6,908 15.5   Ukrainian 14 0.0
 Different county 7,604 17.1   United States or American 3,597 7.5
  Same state 5,742 12.9   Welsh 124 0.3
  Different state 1,862 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 36 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 398 0.9   Other ancestries 14,675 30.5
 
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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