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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ascension 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 76,627 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,867 100.0   Native 75,224 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,658 7.6       Born in United States 74,978 97.8
Kindergarten 1,461 6.7           State of residence 62,951 82.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,444 47.8           Different state 12,027 15.7
High school (grades 9-12) 5,199 23.8       Born outside United States 246 0.3
College or graduate school 3,105 14.2   Foreign born 1,403 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 690 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 477 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 46,258 100.0       Not a citizen 926 1.2
Less than 9th grade 3,265 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,174 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,299 41.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,403 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,326 20.2   Europe 149 10.6
Associate degree 1,485 3.2   Asia 270 19.2
Bachelor's degree 4,861 10.5   Africa 18 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,848 4.0   Oceania 33 2.4
        Latin America 829 59.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.6 (X)   Northern America 104 7.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 70,403 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 57,447 100.0   English only 66,289 94.2
Never married 14,307 24.9   Language other than English 4,114 5.8
Now married, except separated 33,450 58.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,249 1.8
Separated 989 1.7   Spanish 1,690 2.4
Widowed 3,122 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 704 1.0
 Female 2,511 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 2,180 3.1
Divorced 5,579 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 423 0.6
 Female 2,956 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 201 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 76,627 100.0
           under 18 years 1,867 100.0     Total ancestries reported 74,122 96.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,032 55.3   Arab 110 0.1
        Czech¹ 80 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 48 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 53,500 100.0   Dutch 496 0.6
Civilian veterans 5,783 10.8   English 3,527 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 16,945 22.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,075 6.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,516 7.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,093 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 2,067 10.3   Hungarian 64 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 44,140 100.0   Irish¹ 5,641 7.4
With a disability 7,573 17.2   Italian 4,026 5.3
 Percent employed 60.5 (X)   Lithuanian 19 0.0
No disability 36,567 82.8   Norwegian 207 0.3
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 262 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 5,528 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 2,502 45.3   Russian 79 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 910 1.2
        Scottish 593 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 70,403 100.0   Subsaharan African 153 0.2
Same house in 1995 41,944 59.6   Swedish 244 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,819 39.5   Swiss 87 0.1
 Same county 14,495 20.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 13,324 18.9   United States or American 7,882 10.3
  Same state 9,843 14.0   Welsh 70 0.1
  Different state 3,481 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 80 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 640 0.9   Other ancestries 21,993 28.7
 
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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