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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: West Carroll 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 12,314 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,913 100.0   Native 12,276 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 110 3.8       Born in United States 12,252 99.5
Kindergarten 191 6.6           State of residence 9,385 76.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,550 53.2           Different state 2,867 23.3
High school (grades 9-12) 757 26.0       Born outside United States 24 0.2
College or graduate school 305 10.5   Foreign born 38 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 27 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 7,994 100.0       Not a citizen 11 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,128 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,106 26.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,785 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 38 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,093 13.7   Europe 10 26.3
Associate degree 124 1.6   Asia 12 31.6
Bachelor's degree 501 6.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 257 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 16 42.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,580 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,787 100.0   English only 11,265 97.3
Never married 2,165 22.1   Language other than English 315 2.7
Now married, except separated 5,761 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 123 1.1
Separated 202 2.1   Spanish 149 1.3
Widowed 858 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.4
 Female 734 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 148 1.3
Divorced 801 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.6
 Female 418 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,314 100.0
           under 18 years 226 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,965 72.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 162 71.7   Arab 19 0.2
        Czech¹ 10 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,160 100.0   Dutch 90 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,009 11.0   English 541 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 386 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 25 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 406 3.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,894 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 295 10.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,181 100.0   Irish¹ 1,429 11.6
With a disability 1,317 21.3   Italian 141 1.1
 Percent employed 40.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,864 78.7   Norwegian 36 0.3
 Percent employed 63.5 (X)   Polish 19 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,723 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 940 54.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 177 1.4
        Scottish 154 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,580 100.0   Subsaharan African 94 0.8
Same house in 1995 7,587 65.5   Swedish 39 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,965 34.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,084 18.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,881 16.2   United States or American 2,247 18.2
  Same state 1,185 10.2   Welsh 7 0.1
  Different state 696 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 28 0.2   Other ancestries 3,134 25.5
 
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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