DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Public Assistance Only Counties and Parishes, AL, LA, and MS.
[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 2,790,781 100.0
      enrolled in school 776,279 100.0   Native 2,757,004 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 54,281 7.0       Born in United States 2,742,537 98.3
Kindergarten 45,175 5.8           State of residence 2,207,759 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 356,427 45.9           Different state 534,778 19.2
High school (grades 9-12) 173,124 22.3       Born outside United States 14,467 0.5
College or graduate school 147,272 19.0   Foreign born 33,777 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15,272 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,601 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 1,730,111 100.0       Not a citizen 19,176 0.7
Less than 9th grade 164,893 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 299,250 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 540,830 31.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 33,777 100.0
Some college, no degree 348,543 20.1   Europe 7,022 20.8
Associate degree 78,338 4.5   Asia 12,613 37.3
Bachelor's degree 194,359 11.2   Africa 1,165 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 103,898 6.0   Oceania 263 0.8
        Latin America 11,404 33.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.2 (X)   Northern America 1,310 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,591,858 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,164,271 100.0   English only 2,469,973 95.3
Never married 591,460 27.3   Language other than English 121,885 4.7
Now married, except separated 1,121,721 51.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39,672 1.5
Separated 61,854 2.9   Spanish 45,173 1.7
Widowed 176,424 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,595 0.7
 Female 145,804 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 58,172 2.2
Divorced 212,812 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,358 0.6
 Female 120,295 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,552 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,681 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,790,781 100.0
           under 18 years 77,936 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,261,204 81.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 45,890 58.9   Arab 4,464 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,643 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,801 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,014,361 100.0   Dutch 17,852 0.6
Civilian veterans 248,487 12.3   English 162,111 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 100,503 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28,912 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 119,431 4.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 692,125 100.0   Greek 2,378 0.1
With a disability 60,046 8.7   Hungarian 1,245 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,487,177 100.0   Irish¹ 188,772 6.8
With a disability 355,156 23.9   Italian 32,718 1.2
 Percent employed 49.3 (X)   Lithuanian 521 0.0
No disability 1,132,021 76.1   Norwegian 5,566 0.2
 Percent employed 73.1 (X)   Polish 8,719 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 333,244 100.0   Portuguese 869 0.0
With a disability 167,148 50.2   Russian 2,211 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 48,769 1.7
        Scottish 30,708 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 463 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,591,858 100.0   Subsaharan African 19,143 0.7
Same house in 1995 1,531,753 59.1   Swedish 5,779 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,038,081 40.1   Swiss 1,615 0.1
 Same county 615,108 23.7   Ukrainian 531 0.0
 Different county 422,973 16.3   United States or American 378,287 13.6
  Same state 245,636 9.5   Welsh 6,240 0.2
  Different state 177,337 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,665 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 22,024 0.8   Other ancestries 1,087,288 39.0
 
Date: September 6, 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.