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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: West Baton Rouge 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 21,601 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,967 100.0   Native 21,409 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 401 6.7       Born in United States 21,361 98.9
Kindergarten 357 6.0           State of residence 19,398 89.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,802 47.0           Different state 1,963 9.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,569 26.3       Born outside United States 48 0.2
College or graduate school 838 14.0   Foreign born 192 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 60 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,347 100.0       Not a citizen 105 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,226 9.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,323 17.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,422 40.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 192 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,551 19.1   Europe 20 10.4
Associate degree 341 2.6   Asia 3 1.6
Bachelor's degree 1,092 8.2   Africa 8 4.2
Graduate or professional degree 392 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 158 82.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.4 (X)   Northern America 3 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,086 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,660 100.0   English only 19,006 94.6
Never married 4,819 28.9   Language other than English 1,080 5.4
Now married, except separated 8,589 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 362 1.8
Separated 364 2.2   Spanish 306 1.5
Widowed 1,137 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 175 0.9
 Female 946 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 755 3.8
Divorced 1,751 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 183 0.9
 Female 943 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,601 100.0
           under 18 years 645 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,940 92.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 367 56.9   Arab 29 0.1
        Czech¹ 26 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,544 100.0   Dutch 114 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,525 9.8   English 571 2.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,977 18.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,232 5.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,032 4.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,698 100.0   Greek 11 0.1
With a disability 700 12.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,780 100.0   Irish¹ 1,086 5.0
With a disability 2,563 21.8   Italian 1,049 4.9
 Percent employed 64.2 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 9,217 78.2   Norwegian 13 0.1
 Percent employed 72.3 (X)   Polish 20 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,047 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,070 52.3   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 146 0.7
        Scottish 46 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,086 100.0   Subsaharan African 243 1.1
Same house in 1995 13,405 66.7   Swedish 21 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,622 33.0   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,122 15.5   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 3,500 17.4   United States or American 2,275 10.5
  Same state 3,007 15.0   Welsh 14 0.1
  Different state 493 2.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 59 0.3   Other ancestries 8,005 37.1
 
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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