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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tangipahoa 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 100,588 100.0
      enrolled in school 30,230 100.0   Native 99,738 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,795 5.9       Born in United States 99,457 98.9
Kindergarten 1,358 4.5           State of residence 82,568 82.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,121 43.4           Different state 16,889 16.8
High school (grades 9-12) 6,501 21.5       Born outside United States 281 0.3
College or graduate school 7,455 24.7   Foreign born 850 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 352 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 358 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 59,909 100.0       Not a citizen 492 0.5
Less than 9th grade 5,869 9.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,194 18.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,531 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 845 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,150 18.6   Europe 215 25.4
Associate degree 1,408 2.4   Asia 235 27.8
Bachelor's degree 6,531 10.9   Africa 2 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 3,226 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 388 45.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.5 (X)   Northern America 5 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 93,315 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 77,595 100.0   English only 89,874 96.3
Never married 22,077 28.5   Language other than English 3,441 3.7
Now married, except separated 40,792 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,293 1.4
Separated 2,170 2.8   Spanish 1,452 1.6
Widowed 5,387 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 539 0.6
 Female 4,432 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 1,687 1.8
Divorced 7,169 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 600 0.6
 Female 4,099 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 225 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 100,588 100.0
           under 18 years 2,877 100.0     Total ancestries reported 93,138 92.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,733 60.2   Arab 189 0.2
        Czech¹ 78 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 95 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 72,603 100.0   Dutch 685 0.7
Civilian veterans 8,421 11.6   English 6,278 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,426 10.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,630 1.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,562 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,371 100.0   Greek 68 0.1
With a disability 2,486 9.4   Hungarian 326 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 55,482 100.0   Irish¹ 8,193 8.1
With a disability 13,107 23.6   Italian 9,277 9.2
 Percent employed 49.1 (X)   Lithuanian 44 0.0
No disability 42,375 76.4   Norwegian 246 0.2
 Percent employed 70.1 (X)   Polish 457 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 10,034 100.0   Portuguese 73 0.1
With a disability 5,125 51.1   Russian 67 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,334 1.3
        Scottish 904 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 45 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 93,315 100.0   Subsaharan African 467 0.5
Same house in 1995 57,409 61.5   Swedish 304 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 34,983 37.5   Swiss 71 0.1
 Same county 19,638 21.0   Ukrainian 39 0.0
 Different county 15,345 16.4   United States or American 10,744 10.7
  Same state 11,026 11.8   Welsh 213 0.2
  Different state 4,319 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 50 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 923 1.0   Other ancestries 33,273 33.1
 
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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