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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: De Soto 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 25,494 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,702 100.0   Native 25,247 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 410 6.1       Born in United States 25,173 98.7
Kindergarten 451 6.7           State of residence 20,646 81.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,446 51.4           Different state 4,527 17.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,613 24.1       Born outside United States 74 0.3
College or graduate school 782 11.7   Foreign born 247 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 109 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 16,118 100.0       Not a citizen 186 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,666 10.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,126 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,545 40.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 247 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,680 16.6   Europe 39 15.8
Associate degree 449 2.8   Asia 18 7.3
Bachelor's degree 1,131 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 521 3.2   Oceania 6 2.4
        Latin America 184 74.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,700 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,592 100.0   English only 22,767 96.1
Never married 4,741 24.2   Language other than English 933 3.9
Now married, except separated 10,414 53.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 403 1.7
Separated 672 3.4   Spanish 569 2.4
Widowed 1,893 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 291 1.2
 Female 1,477 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 314 1.3
Divorced 1,872 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 0.4
 Female 969 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,494 100.0
           under 18 years 834 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,477 84.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 575 68.9   Arab 47 0.2
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,254 100.0   Dutch 114 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,179 11.9   English 1,331 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 951 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 206 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,014 4.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,370 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 540 8.5   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,488 100.0   Irish¹ 1,636 6.4
With a disability 3,323 24.6   Italian 287 1.1
 Percent employed 46.6 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 10,165 75.4   Norwegian 38 0.1
 Percent employed 71.1 (X)   Polish 44 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,538 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.1
With a disability 1,854 52.4   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 369 1.4
        Scottish 245 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,700 100.0   Subsaharan African 184 0.7
Same house in 1995 15,535 65.5   Swedish 15 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,030 33.9   Swiss 9 0.0
 Same county 4,383 18.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,647 15.4   United States or American 3,554 13.9
  Same state 2,747 11.6   Welsh 52 0.2
  Different state 900 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 135 0.6   Other ancestries 11,316 44.4
 
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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