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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lafourche 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 89,974 100.0
      enrolled in school 24,776 100.0   Native 88,638 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,293 5.2       Born in United States 88,277 98.1
Kindergarten 1,261 5.1           State of residence 81,623 90.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,813 47.7           Different state 6,654 7.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,726 23.1       Born outside United States 361 0.4
College or graduate school 4,683 18.9   Foreign born 1,336 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 627 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 614 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 55,891 100.0       Not a citizen 722 0.8
Less than 9th grade 9,861 17.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,957 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,236 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,336 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,427 13.3   Europe 186 13.9
Associate degree 1,502 2.7   Asia 441 33.0
Bachelor's degree 4,769 8.5   Africa 34 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,139 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 628 47.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.3 (X)   Northern America 47 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 83,754 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 69,898 100.0   English only 65,775 78.5
Never married 17,948 25.7   Language other than English 17,979 21.5
Now married, except separated 40,533 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,755 5.7
Separated 1,092 1.6   Spanish 1,263 1.5
Widowed 4,687 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 545 0.7
 Female 3,660 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 16,347 19.5
Divorced 5,638 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,008 4.8
 Female 3,184 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 346 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 202 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 89,974 100.0
           under 18 years 2,143 100.0     Total ancestries reported 78,094 86.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 871 40.6   Arab 140 0.2
        Czech¹ 49 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 31 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 65,382 100.0   Dutch 230 0.3
Civilian veterans 6,166 9.4   English 1,970 2.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 19,524 21.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13,715 15.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,447 4.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,049 100.0   Greek 79 0.1
With a disability 2,233 9.7   Hungarian 12 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 50,215 100.0   Irish¹ 2,681 3.0
With a disability 11,320 22.5   Italian 2,955 3.3
 Percent employed 49.8 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 38,895 77.5   Norwegian 159 0.2
 Percent employed 70.6 (X)   Polish 233 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 9,613 100.0   Portuguese 83 0.1
With a disability 4,866 50.6   Russian 44 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 186 0.2
        Scottish 236 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 83,754 100.0   Subsaharan African 208 0.2
Same house in 1995 56,016 66.9   Swedish 74 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,220 32.5   Swiss 28 0.0
 Same county 18,559 22.2   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 8,661 10.3   United States or American 12,025 13.4
  Same state 6,394 7.6   Welsh 111 0.1
  Different state 2,267 2.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 518 0.6   Other ancestries 18,828 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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