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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 22,803 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,345 100.0   Native 22,522 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 335 6.3       Born in United States 22,462 98.5
Kindergarten 382 7.1           State of residence 17,816 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,673 50.0           Different state 4,646 20.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,285 24.0       Born outside United States 60 0.3
College or graduate school 670 12.5   Foreign born 281 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 155 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,819 100.0       Not a citizen 194 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,415 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,783 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,943 40.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 281 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,602 17.6   Europe 30 10.7
Associate degree 327 2.2   Asia 10 3.6
Bachelor's degree 1,196 8.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 553 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 224 79.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.7 (X)   Northern America 17 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,183 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,958 100.0   English only 20,645 97.5
Never married 3,689 20.5   Language other than English 538 2.5
Now married, except separated 10,725 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 250 1.2
Separated 447 2.5   Spanish 387 1.8
Widowed 1,533 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 229 1.1
 Female 1,221 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 124 0.6
Divorced 1,564 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
 Female 778 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,803 100.0
           under 18 years 523 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,852 73.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 311 59.5   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,942 100.0   Dutch 136 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,075 12.2   English 1,059 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 772 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 161 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 894 3.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,154 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 414 8.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,585 100.0   Irish¹ 1,875 8.2
With a disability 3,069 24.4   Italian 153 0.7
 Percent employed 50.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,516 75.6   Norwegian 59 0.3
 Percent employed 71.9 (X)   Polish 55 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,003 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 1,343 44.7   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 304 1.3
        Scottish 209 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,183 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,841 60.6   Swedish 23 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,213 38.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 4,081 19.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,132 19.5   United States or American 3,616 15.9
  Same state 2,584 12.2   Welsh 28 0.1
  Different state 1,548 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 129 0.6   Other ancestries 7,448 32.7
 
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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