DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Public And Individual Assistance Area - Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi
[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 4,354,044 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,227,385 100.0   Native 4,228,702 97.1
Nursery school, preschool 85,583 7.0       Born in United States 4,202,826 96.5
Kindergarten 67,295 5.5           State of residence 3,315,240 76.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 553,669 45.1           Different state 887,586 20.4
High school (grades 9-12) 269,294 21.9       Born outside United States 25,876 0.6
College or graduate school 251,544 20.5   Foreign born 125,342 2.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 48,317 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 59,943 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 2,717,967 100.0       Not a citizen 65,399 1.5
Less than 9th grade 227,067 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 417,859 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 856,057 31.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 125,337 100.0
Some college, no degree 573,214 21.1   Europe 20,659 16.5
Associate degree 115,919 4.3   Asia 48,106 38.4
Bachelor's degree 344,551 12.7   Africa 4,110 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 183,300 6.7   Oceania 644 0.5
        Latin America 47,776 38.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.3 (X)   Northern America 4,042 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,047,886 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,380,046 100.0   English only 3,690,427 91.2
Never married 952,688 28.2   Language other than English 357,459 8.8
Now married, except separated 1,747,484 51.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 113,233 2.8
Separated 82,322 2.4   Spanish 107,478 2.7
Widowed 239,289 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39,523 1.0
 Female 195,228 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 193,523 4.8
Divorced 358,263 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 46,161 1.1
 Female 204,046 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47,423 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,942 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 4,354,044 100.0
           under 18 years 117,920 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,062,031 93.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 63,386 53.8   Arab 13,767 0.3
        Czech¹ 6,289 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,610 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,155,972 100.0   Dutch 25,338 0.6
Civilian veterans 398,566 12.6   English 251,071 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 518,431 11.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 162,111 3.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 339,040 7.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,071,808 100.0   Greek 7,209 0.2
With a disability 101,410 9.5   Hungarian 5,532 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,423,007 100.0   Irish¹ 319,055 7.3
With a disability 540,583 22.3   Italian 203,187 4.7
 Percent employed 52.3 (X)   Lithuanian 1,746 0.0
No disability 1,882,424 77.7   Norwegian 14,330 0.3
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 22,322 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 468,689 100.0   Portuguese 2,848 0.1
With a disability 226,086 48.2   Russian 7,503 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 61,029 1.4
        Scottish 44,829 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,403 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,047,886 100.0   Subsaharan African 32,469 0.7
Same house in 1995 2,361,578 58.3   Swedish 13,898 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,640,820 40.5   Swiss 3,623 0.1
 Same county 994,038 24.6   Ukrainian 2,059 0.0
 Different county 646,782 16.0   United States or American 449,638 10.3
  Same state 358,156 8.8   Welsh 11,724 0.3
  Different state 288,626 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6,132 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 45,488 1.1   Other ancestries 1,529,838 35.1
 
Date: September 7, 2005
 
-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.