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Louisiana Social Characteristics

1990 Census of Population and Housing


                                                            
URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
     Total population...............................................  4,219,973
Urban population....................................................  2,872,038
    Percent of total population.....................................       68.1
Rural population....................................................  1,347,935
    Percent of total population.....................................       31.9
  Farm population...................................................     40,103
 
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
     Persons 3 years and over enrolled in school....................  1,185,759
Preprimary school...................................................     80,054
Elementary or high school...........................................    842,472
  Percent in private school.........................................       14.6
College.............................................................    263,233
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Persons 25 years and over.........................................  2,536,994
Less than 9th grade.................................................    372,913
9th to 12th grade, no diploma.......................................    430,959
High school graduate................................................    803,328
Some college, no degree.............................................    437,622
Associates degree...................................................     83,049
Bachelor's degree...................................................    267,055
Graduate or professional degree.....................................    142,068
 
Percent high school graduate or higher..............................       68.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher.................................       16.1
 
RESIDENCE IN 1985
      Persons 5 years and over......................................  3,886,353
Lived in same house.................................................  2,303,771
Lived in different house in U.S.....................................  1,552,384
  Same State........................................................  1,327,032
    Same county.....................................................    989,683
    Different county................................................    337,349
  Different State...................................................    225,352
Lived abroad........................................................     30,198
 
DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
      Persons 16 to 64 years........................................  2,582,263
With a mobility or self-care limitation.............................    159,943
  With a mobility limitation........................................     77,118
  With a self-care limitation.......................................    121,813
With a work disability..............................................    265,770
    In labor force..................................................     77,309
  Prevented from working............................................    165,189
      Persons 65 years and over.....................................    439,308
With a mobility or self-care limitation.............................    110,379
  With a mobility limitation........................................     86,743
  With a self-care limitation.......................................     67,028
 
CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
Women 15 to 24 years................................................        392
Women 25 to 34 years................................................      1,580
Women 35 to 44 years................................................      2,217
 
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian veterans 16 years and over.................................    404,186
  65 years and over.................................................    102,978
 
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Native population...................................................  4,132,566
    Percent born in state of residence..............................       80.6
Foreign-born population.............................................     87,407
  Entered the U.S. 1980 to 1990.....................................     34,789
 
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
    Persons 5 years and over........................................  3,886,353
Speak a language other than English.................................    391,994
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................    128,305
  Speak French......................................................    261,678
  Speak Spanish.....................................................     72,173
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................     27,942
  Speak Asian or Pacific Island language............................     29,017
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................     15,473
ANCESTRY
  Total ancestries reported.........................................  4,706,302
Arab................................................................     10,863
Austrian............................................................      3,445
Belgian.............................................................      4,343
Canadian............................................................      2,941
Czech...............................................................      5,576
Danish..............................................................      5,713
Dutch...............................................................     43,259
English.............................................................    335,620
Finnish.............................................................      1,590
French (except Basque)..............................................    550,573
French Canadian.....................................................    519,118
German..............................................................    507,798
Greek...............................................................      5,964
Hungarian...........................................................      5,722
Irish...............................................................    518,464
Italian.............................................................    197,778
Lithuanian..........................................................      1,899
Norwegian...........................................................      9,510
Polish..............................................................     22,456
Portuguese..........................................................      2,988
Romanian............................................................        858
Russian.............................................................      7,316
Scotch-Irish........................................................     79,491
Scottish............................................................     40,417
Slovak..............................................................      5,133
Subsaharan African..................................................      7,598
Swedish.............................................................     15,908
Swiss...............................................................      4,217
Ukrainian...........................................................      1,391
United States or American...........................................    280,143
Welsh...............................................................     12,408
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)......................      3,944
Yugoslavian.........................................................      2,220
Other ancestries....................................................  1,489,638
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