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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Acadia 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 58,861 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,063 100.0   Native 58,603 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 1,186 7.4       Born in United States 58,517 99.4
Kindergarten 885 5.5           State of residence 53,613 91.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,358 52.0           Different state 4,904 8.3
High school (grades 9-12) 3,750 23.3       Born outside United States 86 0.1
College or graduate school 1,884 11.7   Foreign born 258 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 78 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 130 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 35,573 100.0       Not a citizen 128 0.2
Less than 9th grade 6,215 17.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,343 17.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,535 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 258 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,902 13.8   Europe 49 19.0
Associate degree 1,217 3.4   Asia 97 37.6
Bachelor's degree 2,230 6.3   Africa 32 12.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,131 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 67 26.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.7 (X)   Northern America 13 5.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 54,250 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,351 100.0   English only 43,412 80.0
Never married 10,878 24.5   Language other than English 10,838 20.0
Now married, except separated 25,131 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,207 4.1
Separated 1,010 2.3   Spanish 242 0.4
Widowed 3,375 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.1
 Female 2,751 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 10,421 19.2
Divorced 3,957 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,064 3.8
 Female 2,297 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 145 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 58,861 100.0
           under 18 years 1,381 100.0     Total ancestries reported 51,951 88.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 863 62.5   Arab 194 0.3
        Czech¹ 17 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 41,277 100.0   Dutch 47 0.1
Civilian veterans 4,422 10.7   English 1,874 3.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,142 18.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8,597 14.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,146 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,618 100.0   Greek 30 0.1
With a disability 1,555 10.0   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 31,038 100.0   Irish¹ 1,863 3.2
With a disability 7,938 25.6   Italian 724 1.2
 Percent employed 42.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 23,100 74.4   Norwegian 97 0.2
 Percent employed 68.4 (X)   Polish 63 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,696 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 3,469 51.8   Russian 32 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 231 0.4
        Scottish 220 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 54,250 100.0   Subsaharan African 228 0.4
Same house in 1995 34,897 64.3   Swedish 51 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,088 35.2   Swiss 14 0.0
 Same county 12,340 22.7   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 6,748 12.4   United States or American 9,905 16.8
  Same state 4,332 8.0   Welsh 74 0.1
  Different state 2,416 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 265 0.5   Other ancestries 12,341 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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