Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Public Assistance Only Counties and Parishes, AL, LA, and MS.
 
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Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

    Total population 2,790,781 100.0%   HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE    
            Total population 2,790,781 100.0%
SEX AND AGE       Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 38,604 1.4%
Male 1,342,978 48.1%     Mexican 19,433 0.7%
Female 1,447,803 51.9%     Puerto Rican 3,197 0.1%
          Cuban 1,398 0.1%
Under 5 years 199,949 7.2%     Other Hispanic or Latino 14,576 0.5%
5 to 9 years 209,647 7.5%   Not Hispanic or Latino 2,752,177 98.6%
10 to 14 years 215,552 7.7%     White alone 1,665,173 59.7%
15 to 19 years 230,095 8.2%        
20 to 24 years 204,232 7.3%   RELATIONSHIP    
25 to 34 years 365,473 13.1%       Total population 2,790,781 100.0%
35 to 44 years 413,194 14.8%   In households 2,688,449 96.3%
45 to 54 years 354,174 12.7%     Householder 1,037,802 37.2%
55 to 59 years 130,127 4.7%     Spouse 511,265 18.3%
60 to 64 years 113,228 4.1%     Child 864,999 31.0%
65 to 74 years 189,795 6.8%       Own child under 18 years 649,616 23.3%
75 to 84 years 119,918 4.3%     Other relatives 177,123 6.3%
85 years and over 45,397 1.6%       Under 18 years 93,780 3.4%
          Nonrelatives 97,260 3.5%
Median age (years) 34.2 (X)       Unmarried partner 44,277 1.6%
        In group quarters 102,332 3.7%
18 years and over 2,030,464 72.8%     Institutionalized population 62,928 2.3%
  Male 955,045 34.2%     Noninstitutionalized population 39,404 1.4%
  Female 1,075,419 38.5%        
21 years and over 1,889,952 67.7%   HOUSEHOLD BY TYPE    
62 years and over 421,306 15.1%       Total households 1,037,802 100.0%
65 years and over 355,110 12.7%   Family households (families) 733,067 70.6%
  Male 140,064 5.0%       With own children under 18 years 355,740 34.3%
  Female 215,046 7.7%     Married couple family 511,265 49.3%
            With own children under 18 years 228,708 22.0%
RACE         Female householder, no husband present 179,116 17.3%
One race 2,769,056 99.2%       With own children under 18 years 105,754 10.2%
  White 1,683,480 60.3%   Nonfamily households 304,735 29.4%
  Black or African American 1,041,174 37.3%     Householder living alone 265,530 25.6%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 16,359 0.6%       Householder 65 years and over 106,319 10.2%
  Asian 14,752 0.5%        
    Asian Indian 3,814 0.1%   Households with individuals under 18 years 404,650 39.0%
    Chinese 2,654 0.1%   Households with individuals 65 years and over 253,693 24.4%
    Filipino 1,925 0.1%        
    Japanese 649 0.0%   Average household size 2.59 (X)
    Korean 1,464 0.1%   Average family size 3.12 (X)
    Vietnamese 2,270 0.1%        
    Other Asian1 1,976 0.1%   HOUSING OCCUPANCY    
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 741 0.0%       Total housing units 1,167,814 100.0%
    Native Hawaiian 202 0.0%   Occupied housing units 1,037,802 88.9%
    Guamanian or Chamorro 221 0.0%   Vacant housing units 130,012 11.1%
    Samoan 165 0.0%     For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 26,734 2.3%
    Other Pacific Islander2 153 0.0%        
  Some other race 12,550 0.4%   Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1.7% (X)
Two or more races 21,725 0.8%   Rental vacancy rate (percent) 9.7% (X)
             
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races:3       HOUSING TENURE    
White 1,700,368 60.9%       Occupied housing units 1,037,802 100.0%
Black or African American 1,049,832 37.6%   Owner-occupied housing units 741,147 71.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 25,462 0.9%   Renter-occupied housing units 296,655 28.6%
Asian 19,135 0.7%        
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,008 0.1%   Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.62 (X)
Some other race 17,919 0.6%   Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.51 (X)

Date: September 6, 2005
- Represents zero or rounds to zero. (X) Not applicable.
1Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3In combination with one or more of the other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.