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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Calcasieu 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 183,577 100.0
      enrolled in school 50,285 100.0   Native 181,057 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 3,764 7.5       Born in United States 180,007 98.1
Kindergarten 2,638 5.2           State of residence 144,159 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 23,198 46.1           Different state 35,848 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 11,411 22.7       Born outside United States 1,050 0.6
College or graduate school 9,274 18.4   Foreign born 2,520 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,091 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,081 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 114,563 100.0       Not a citizen 1,439 0.8
Less than 9th grade 9,850 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 16,455 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 39,616 34.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,520 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,593 21.5   Europe 582 23.1
Associate degree 4,732 4.1   Asia 943 37.4
Bachelor's degree 13,280 11.6   Africa 82 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 6,037 5.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 795 31.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.0 (X)   Northern America 118 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 170,236 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 142,341 100.0   English only 155,360 91.3
Never married 35,393 24.9   Language other than English 14,876 8.7
Now married, except separated 78,202 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,519 2.1
Separated 3,967 2.8   Spanish 2,655 1.6
Widowed 9,943 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 755 0.4
 Female 8,120 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 11,316 6.6
Divorced 14,836 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,362 1.4
 Female 8,495 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 674 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 353 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 183,577 100.0
           under 18 years 4,401 100.0     Total ancestries reported 172,147 93.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,565 58.3   Arab 712 0.4
        Czech¹ 253 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 256 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 133,234 100.0   Dutch 1,360 0.7
Civilian veterans 18,531 13.9   English 11,508 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 26,735 14.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15,112 8.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,916 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 45,078 100.0   Greek 264 0.1
With a disability 4,708 10.4   Hungarian 132 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 101,523 100.0   Irish¹ 13,182 7.2
With a disability 20,851 20.5   Italian 4,312 2.3
 Percent employed 50.1 (X)   Lithuanian 60 0.0
No disability 80,672 79.5   Norwegian 460 0.3
 Percent employed 74.8 (X)   Polish 604 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 20,548 100.0   Portuguese 63 0.0
With a disability 9,634 46.9   Russian 156 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,809 1.5
        Scottish 1,733 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 59 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 170,236 100.0   Subsaharan African 788 0.4
Same house in 1995 94,402 55.5   Swedish 754 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 74,590 43.8   Swiss 82 0.0
 Same county 53,194 31.2   Ukrainian 21 0.0
 Different county 21,396 12.6   United States or American 23,655 12.9
  Same state 9,671 5.7   Welsh 451 0.2
  Different state 11,725 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 215 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,244 0.7   Other ancestries 53,495 29.1
 
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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