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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Washington 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 43,926 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,968 100.0   Native 43,740 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 668 6.1       Born in United States 43,585 99.2
Kindergarten 677 6.2           State of residence 35,547 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,445 49.6           Different state 8,038 18.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,916 26.6       Born outside United States 155 0.4
College or graduate school 1,262 11.5   Foreign born 186 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 36 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 128 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 27,954 100.0       Not a citizen 58 0.1
Less than 9th grade 3,018 10.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,865 21.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,227 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 186 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,198 15.0   Europe 62 33.3
Associate degree 591 2.1   Asia 32 17.2
Bachelor's degree 1,842 6.6   Africa 7 3.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,213 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 70 37.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.2 (X)   Northern America 15 8.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,837 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,282 100.0   English only 39,870 97.6
Never married 7,922 23.1   Language other than English 967 2.4
Now married, except separated 18,109 52.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 381 0.9
Separated 963 2.8   Spanish 420 1.0
Widowed 3,646 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 206 0.5
 Female 2,907 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 512 1.3
Divorced 3,642 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.4
 Female 2,098 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,926 100.0
           under 18 years 1,405 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,747 79.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 821 58.4   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 37 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 32,134 100.0   Dutch 151 0.3
Civilian veterans 4,216 13.1   English 2,493 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,083 4.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 251 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,969 4.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,498 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 1,059 10.1   Hungarian 30 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,497 100.0   Irish¹ 3,616 8.2
With a disability 6,716 29.9   Italian 725 1.7
 Percent employed 40.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 15,781 70.1   Norwegian 84 0.2
 Percent employed 68.2 (X)   Polish 26 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,058 100.0   Portuguese 27 0.1
With a disability 3,219 53.1   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 656 1.5
        Scottish 391 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 40,837 100.0   Subsaharan African 879 2.0
Same house in 1995 26,277 64.3   Swedish 72 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,436 35.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 9,039 22.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,397 13.2   United States or American 7,425 16.9
  Same state 3,508 8.6   Welsh 144 0.3
  Different state 1,889 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 124 0.3   Other ancestries 13,611 31.0
 
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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