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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ouachita 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 147,250 100.0
      enrolled in school 44,054 100.0   Native 145,763 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 3,114 7.1       Born in United States 145,125 98.6
Kindergarten 2,186 5.0           State of residence 117,382 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 19,617 44.5           Different state 27,743 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 8,774 19.9       Born outside United States 638 0.4
College or graduate school 10,363 23.5   Foreign born 1,487 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 481 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 816 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 88,430 100.0       Not a citizen 671 0.5
Less than 9th grade 5,754 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,158 14.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,508 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,487 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,408 23.1   Europe 332 22.3
Associate degree 2,498 2.8   Asia 677 45.5
Bachelor's degree 13,082 14.8   Africa 80 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 7,022 7.9   Oceania 13 0.9
        Latin America 325 21.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.6 (X)   Northern America 60 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 136,644 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 113,366 100.0   English only 132,516 97.0
Never married 32,555 28.7   Language other than English 4,128 3.0
Now married, except separated 58,245 51.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,463 1.1
Separated 3,005 2.7   Spanish 1,789 1.3
Widowed 8,098 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 734 0.5
 Female 6,860 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 1,558 1.1
Divorced 11,463 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 393 0.3
 Female 6,905 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 615 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 310 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 147,250 100.0
           under 18 years 4,306 100.0     Total ancestries reported 127,026 86.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,662 61.8   Arab 335 0.2
        Czech¹ 228 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 99 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 106,124 100.0   Dutch 936 0.6
Civilian veterans 12,986 12.2   English 10,378 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,497 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,000 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,211 4.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 37,918 100.0   Greek 180 0.1
With a disability 3,483 9.2   Hungarian 126 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 79,837 100.0   Irish¹ 13,141 8.9
With a disability 17,502 21.9   Italian 3,630 2.5
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 49 0.0
No disability 62,335 78.1   Norwegian 284 0.2
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 412 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 16,579 100.0   Portuguese 34 0.0
With a disability 7,313 44.1   Russian 171 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,356 1.6
        Scottish 1,803 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 30 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 136,644 100.0   Subsaharan African 747 0.5
Same house in 1995 76,870 56.3   Swedish 439 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 59,175 43.3   Swiss 136 0.1
 Same county 39,357 28.8   Ukrainian 28 0.0
 Different county 19,818 14.5   United States or American 19,751 13.4
  Same state 11,608 8.5   Welsh 368 0.2
  Different state 8,210 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 60 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 599 0.4   Other ancestries 56,597 38.4
 
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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