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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataLouisiana

Social Statistics

Lake Charles, Louisiana,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school20,118100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,6008.0
Kindergarten9564.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)8,36641.6
High school (grades 9-12)4,34621.6
College or graduate school4,85024.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over44,779100.0
Less than 9th grade4,4359.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma6,58714.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)13,20429.5
Some college, no degree9,83222.0
Associate degree1,6853.8
Bachelor's degree5,67612.7
Graduate or professional degree3,3607.5
Percent high school graduate or higher75.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher20.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over56,483100.0
Never married16,92330.0
Now married, except separated26,55147.0
Separated1,9443.4
Widowed4,6918.3
Female
3,9367.0
Divorced6,37411.3
Female
3,8696.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years2,019100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,14956.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over53,211100.0
Civilian veterans7,61114.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years16,996100.0
With a disability1,85610.9
Population 21 to 64 years37,918100.0
With a disability8,54522.5
Percent employed
49.5(X)
No disability29,37377.5
Percent employed
75.3(X)
Population 65 years and over9,710100.0
With a disability4,37745.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over66,558100.0
Same house in 199535,63753.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199530,07445.2
Same county
20,63031.0
Different county
9,44414.2
Same state
4,5456.8
Different state
4,8997.4
Elsewhere in 19958471.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population71,519100.0
Native70,01497.9
Born in United States
69,55297.2
State of residence
56,27578.7
Different state
13,27718.6
Born outside United States
4620.6
Foreign born1,5052.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
8081.1
Naturalized citizen
5710.8
Not a citizen
9341.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,505100.0
Europe26217.4
Asia62641.6
Africa473.1
Oceania00.0
Latin America49633.0
Northern America744.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over66,558100.0
English only60,05990.2
Language other than English6,4999.8
Speak English less than 'very well
1,7152.6
Spanish
1,2561.9
Speak English less than "very well"
4040.6
Other Indo-European languages
4,6477.0
Speak English less than "very well"
1,0271.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
4130.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2450.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population71,519100.0

Total ancestries reported

67,63894.6
Arab3220.5
Czech1910.1
Danish1410.2
Dutch4970.7
English4,0305.6
French (except Basque)18,06511.3
French Canadian13,7375.2
German3,8755.4
Greek570.1
Hungarian550.1
Irish14,0255.6
Italian1,6302.3
Lithuanian290.0
Norwegian1930.3
Polish2920.4
Portuguese40.0
Russian520.1
Scotch-Irish1,1401.6
Scottish7771.1
Slovak320.0
Subsaharan African5740.8
Swedish1420.2
Swiss110.0
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American4,7006.6
Welsh1300.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1280.2
Other ancestries32,90946.0
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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