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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Mary 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 53,500 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,750 100.0   Native 52,423 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,181 8.0       Born in United States 52,219 97.6
Kindergarten 827 5.6           State of residence 45,829 85.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,426 50.3           Different state 6,390 11.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,753 25.4       Born outside United States 204 0.4
College or graduate school 1,563 10.6   Foreign born 1,077 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 340 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 407 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 33,158 100.0       Not a citizen 670 1.3
Less than 9th grade 4,629 14.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,666 20.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,694 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,077 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,221 15.7   Europe 91 8.4
Associate degree 826 2.5   Asia 470 43.6
Bachelor's degree 2,286 6.9   Africa 43 4.0
Graduate or professional degree 836 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 462 42.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.9 (X)   Northern America 11 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 49,547 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,509 100.0   English only 44,582 90.0
Never married 10,738 26.5   Language other than English 4,965 10.0
Now married, except separated 21,241 52.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,480 3.0
Separated 1,161 2.9   Spanish 1,210 2.4
Widowed 3,294 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 424 0.9
 Female 2,640 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,834 5.7
Divorced 4,075 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 544 1.1
 Female 2,148 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 828 1.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 494 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 53,500 100.0
           under 18 years 1,637 100.0     Total ancestries reported 52,009 97.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 915 55.9   Arab 115 0.2
        Czech¹ 17 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 70 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 37,645 100.0   Dutch 138 0.3
Civilian veterans 4,166 11.1   English 2,115 4.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,685 21.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,817 5.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,158 5.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,856 100.0   Greek 61 0.1
With a disability 1,266 9.1   Hungarian 18 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,438 100.0   Irish¹ 2,514 4.7
With a disability 7,687 26.1   Italian 2,199 4.1
 Percent employed 55.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 21,751 73.9   Norwegian 74 0.1
 Percent employed 65.2 (X)   Polish 99 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 5,715 100.0   Portuguese 40 0.1
With a disability 2,803 49.0   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 227 0.4
        Scottish 153 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 49,547 100.0   Subsaharan African 209 0.4
Same house in 1995 31,812 64.2   Swedish 62 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,405 35.1   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 12,580 25.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,825 9.7   United States or American 4,871 9.1
  Same state 2,630 5.3   Welsh 51 0.1
  Different state 2,195 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 92 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 330 0.7   Other ancestries 21,220 39.7
 
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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