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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Tammany 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 191,268 100.0
      enrolled in school 54,129 100.0   Native 186,740 97.6
Nursery school, preschool 4,527 8.4       Born in United States 185,045 96.7
Kindergarten 2,954 5.5           State of residence 129,412 67.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 26,258 48.5           Different state 55,633 29.1
High school (grades 9-12) 12,247 22.6       Born outside United States 1,695 0.9
College or graduate school 8,143 15.0   Foreign born 4,528 2.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,328 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,735 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 122,959 100.0       Not a citizen 1,793 0.9
Less than 9th grade 5,855 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,980 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 32,584 26.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,528 100.0
Some college, no degree 29,852 24.3   Europe 1,419 31.3
Associate degree 5,866 4.8   Asia 1,000 22.1
Bachelor's degree 23,186 18.9   Africa 88 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 11,636 9.5   Oceania 25 0.6
        Latin America 1,666 36.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 330 7.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 177,826 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 146,499 100.0   English only 168,403 94.7
Never married 30,743 21.0   Language other than English 9,423 5.3
Now married, except separated 89,764 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,634 1.5
Separated 2,446 1.7   Spanish 4,420 2.5
Widowed 8,722 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,344 0.8
 Female 7,247 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 3,835 2.2
Divorced 14,824 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 816 0.5
 Female 8,522 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 979 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 436 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 191,268 100.0
           under 18 years 3,536 100.0     Total ancestries reported 211,376 110.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,667 47.1   Arab 591 0.3
        Czech¹ 622 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 559 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 136,147 100.0   Dutch 2,013 1.1
Civilian veterans 20,190 14.8   English 18,713 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 34,696 18.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,895 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 30,718 16.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 47,202 100.0   Greek 569 0.3
With a disability 3,420 7.2   Hungarian 457 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 109,746 100.0   Irish¹ 27,123 14.2
With a disability 19,784 18.0   Italian 19,879 10.4
 Percent employed 58.6 (X)   Lithuanian 158 0.1
No disability 89,962 82.0   Norwegian 1,133 0.6
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 2,214 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 18,135 100.0   Portuguese 227 0.1
With a disability 7,566 41.7   Russian 509 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 3,365 1.8
        Scottish 3,328 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 159 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 177,826 100.0   Subsaharan African 733 0.4
Same house in 1995 97,344 54.7   Swedish 1,105 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 78,880 44.4   Swiss 243 0.1
 Same county 35,899 20.2   Ukrainian 159 0.1
 Different county 42,981 24.2   United States or American 16,958 8.9
  Same state 24,711 13.9   Welsh 949 0.5
  Different state 18,270 10.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 221 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,602 0.9   Other ancestries 40,080 21.0
 
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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