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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Beauregard 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 32,986 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,255 100.0   Native 32,621 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 436 5.3       Born in United States 32,042 97.1
Kindergarten 515 6.2           State of residence 23,954 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,382 53.1           Different state 8,088 24.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,069 25.1       Born outside United States 579 1.8
College or graduate school 853 10.3   Foreign born 365 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 101 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 187 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 21,036 100.0       Not a citizen 178 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,919 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,341 15.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,317 39.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 365 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,977 18.9   Europe 134 36.7
Associate degree 588 2.8   Asia 158 43.3
Bachelor's degree 1,945 9.2   Africa 8 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 949 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 59 16.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.0 (X)   Northern America 6 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,731 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,554 100.0   English only 29,316 95.4
Never married 4,871 19.1   Language other than English 1,415 4.6
Now married, except separated 16,047 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 317 1.0
Separated 574 2.2   Spanish 394 1.3
Widowed 1,788 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 93 0.3
 Female 1,440 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 748 2.4
Divorced 2,274 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 0.5
 Female 1,194 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 252 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,986 100.0
           under 18 years 635 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,673 77.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 449 70.7   Arab 67 0.2
        Czech¹ 64 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,813 100.0   Dutch 512 1.6
Civilian veterans 3,795 15.9   English 1,978 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,253 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,048 3.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,140 6.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,143 100.0   Greek 113 0.3
With a disability 491 6.0   Hungarian 12 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,604 100.0   Irish¹ 2,668 8.1
With a disability 3,962 22.5   Italian 318 1.0
 Percent employed 46.1 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 13,642 77.5   Norwegian 51 0.2
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Polish 227 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,717 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.1
With a disability 1,818 48.9   Russian 49 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 530 1.6
        Scottish 388 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,731 100.0   Subsaharan African 140 0.4
Same house in 1995 17,800 57.9   Swedish 115 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,671 41.2   Swiss 17 0.1
 Same county 6,787 22.1   Ukrainian 11 0.0
 Different county 5,884 19.1   United States or American 5,933 18.0
  Same state 3,816 12.4   Welsh 72 0.2
  Different state 2,068 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 29 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 260 0.8   Other ancestries 6,895 20.9
 
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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