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Social Statistics

Louisiana

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,271,299100.0
Nursery school, preschool89,5977.0
Kindergarten69,2645.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)571,54845.0
High school (grades 9-12)282,89022.3
College or graduate school258,00020.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over2,775,468100.0
Less than 9th grade257,7109.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma441,34215.9
High school graduate (includes equivalency)899,35432.4
Some college, no degree561,48620.2
Associate degree95,7983.5
Bachelor's degree339,71112.2
Graduate or professional degree180,0676.5
Percent high school graduate or higher74.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher18.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over3,466,380100.0
Never married992,61628.6
Now married, except separated1,774,49151.2
Separated90,1062.6
Widowed255,1207.4
Female
208,2976.0
Divorced354,04710.2
Female
202,5015.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years122,240100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren67,05854.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over3,232,426100.0
Civilian veterans392,48612.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,110,715100.0
With a disability103,7279.3
Population 21 to 64 years2,445,674100.0
With a disability540,83822.1
Percent employed
51.4(X)
No disability1,904,83677.9
Percent employed
72.7(X)
Population 65 years and over489,574100.0
With a disability235,48248.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over4,153,367100.0
Same house in 19952,452,28259.0
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,659,05939.9
Same county
1,017,45724.5
Different county
641,60215.4
Same state
388,0829.3
Different state
253,5206.1
Elsewhere in 199542,0261.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population4,468,976100.0
Native4,353,09197.4
Born in United States
4,327,68196.8
State of residence
3,546,98079.4
Different state
780,70117.5
Born outside United States
25,4100.6
Foreign born115,8852.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
42,8491.0
Naturalized citizen
56,1021.3
Not a citizen
59,7831.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)115,880100.0
Europe18,06215.6
Asia43,46437.5
Africa4,0163.5
Oceania5770.5
Latin America46,56140.2
Northern America3,2002.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over4,153,367100.0
English only3,771,00390.8
Language other than English382,3649.2
Speak English less than 'very well
116,9072.8
Spanish
105,1892.5
Speak English less than "very well"
38,6090.9
Other Indo-European languages
225,7505.4
Speak English less than "very well"
53,9481.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
41,9631.0
Speak English less than "very well"
21,7550.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population4,468,976100.0

Total ancestries reported

4,135,70192.5
Arab13,5530.3
Czech15,3460.1
Danish4,2210.1
Dutch25,1080.6
English232,8165.2
French (except Basque)1545,55812.2
French Canadian1179,7394.0
German315,3467.1
Greek5,9290.1
Hungarian4,6250.1
Irish1315,4177.1
Italian195,5614.4
Lithuanian1,5770.0
Norwegian11,5200.3
Polish19,2000.4
Portuguese2,5500.1
Russian6,8580.2
Scotch-Irish52,9051.2
Scottish38,0970.9
Slovak1,0690.0
Subsaharan African31,9450.7
Swedish11,4760.3
Swiss3,2890.1
Ukrainian1,7020.0
United States or American449,71410.1
Welsh9,9930.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,6890.1
Other ancestries1,644,89836.8
(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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