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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Population 281,421,906 4,468,976 76,627
Total Population 5 Years and Older 257,167,527 4,045,963 69,761
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Sample File 3 (SF3), Tables: P6. Race and P8. Sex by Age,
http://factfinder.census.gov <keyword: data sets>
POPULATION WITH A DISABILITY, 2000    
5 years and older by disability type1,2      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Persons with a Disability 49,746,248 880,047 12,142
% of Population with a Disability 19.3 21.8 17.4
Sensory
Persons with Sensory Disability 9,305,275 174,834 2,382
% with a Sensory Disability 3.6 4.3 3.4
Physical
Persons with Physical Disability 21,151,506 396,140 4,367
% with a Physical Disability 8.2 9.8 6.3
Mental
Persons with Mental Disablity 12,435,853 238,855 3,577
% with a Mental Disability 4.8 5.9 5.1
Self-care
Persons with Self-care Disability 6,752,733 132,673 1,596
% with a Self-care Disability 2.6 3.3 2.3
Employment Disability
Persons with Employment Disability 21,287,570 362,213 5,138
% with Employment Disability 8.3 9.0 7.4
Difficulty Going Outside the Home
Persons with Difficulty Going Outside the Home 18,210,025 310,808 3,593
% with Difficulty Going Outside the Home 7.1 7.7 5.2
Employment Status of Persons 21-64 Years
Total Population: 21 to 64 years 159,131,544 2,445,674 44,140
Persons with a Disability: Employed 30,553,796 540,838 7,573
% with Disability: Employed 56.6 51.4 60.5
Persons with No Disability: Employed 128,577,748 1,904,836 36,567
% with No disability: Employed 77.2 72.7 74.6
Disability and Poverty
% of All Persons Below Poverty Level 12.0 19.0 12.7
% with a Disability and Below Poverty 17.6 24.9 20.5
% with No Disability and Below Poverty 10.6 17.3 11.0
1Non-institutionalized population
2More than one disability type can be reported
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 3 (SF3), QT-P21 Disability Status by Sex,
Sample File 4 (SF4) PCT 148 Poverty Status in 1999 by Disability Status, http://factfinder.census.gov
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Total Public School Population, 3-21 Years 732,971 15,939
Students with Disability 98,668 2,393
% of Students with a Disability 13.5 15.0
Source: Louisiana Department of Education, State Special Education Data Profile, 2004, Table 7 Special Education
Public Counts from LANSER October 1, 2003 http://www.doe.louisiana.gov/lde/specialp/2115.html
PREVALENCE OF DISABILITY BY RACE, SEX, AND AGE  
Rates per 1,000 population      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Prevalence of Disability by Race
White Population 5 and older 195,100,538 2,627,624 54,474
with a disability 36,158,505 540,396 8,973
Disability rate per 1,000 population 185.3 205.7 164.7
Black Population 5 and older 30,297,703 1,268,683 13,626
with a disability 7,370,476 307,048 2,939
Disability rate per 1,000 population 243.3 242.0 215.7
Other Population 5 and older 31,769,286 149,656 1,661
with a disability 6,217,267 32,603 230
Disability rate per 1,000 population 195.7 217.9 138.5
Prevalence of Disability by Sex
Male Total Population 124,636,825 1,923,168 34,261
with a disability 24,439,531 430,708 6,480
Disability rate per 1,000 population 196.1 224.0 189.1
Female Total Population 132,530,702 2,122,795 35,500
with a disability 25,306,717 449,339 5,662
Disability rate per 1,000 population 190.9 211.7 159.5
Prevalence of Disability by Race and Sex
White Male 95,016,158 1,276,567 27,116
With a Disability 17,925,342 274,270 4,906
Disability rate per 1,000 population 188.7 214.8 180.9
White Female 100,084,380 1,351,057 27,358
With a Disability 18,233,163 266,126 4,067
Disability rate per 1,000 population 182.2 197.0 148.7
Black Male 13,815,576 572,378 6,205
With a Disability 3,306,836 139,875 1,423
Disability rate per 1,000 population 239.4 244.4 229.3
Black Female 16,482,127 696,305 7,421
With a Disability 4,063,640 167,173 1,516
Disability rate per 1,000 population 246.5 240.1 204.3
Other Male 15,805,091 74,223 940
With a Disability 3,207,353 16,563 151
Disability rate per 1,000 population 202.9 223.2 160.6
Other Female 15,964,195 75,433 721
With a Disability 3,009,914 16,040 79
Disability rate per 1,000 population 188.5 212.6 109.6
Prevalence of Disability by Age
5 to 15 years Total Population 45,133,667 757,341 14,287
With a Disability 2,614,919 52,782 1240
Disability rate per 1,000 population 57.9 69.7 86.8
16 to 20 years Total Population 19,555,690 353,374 5,806
With a Disability 2,599,415 50,945 827
Disability rate per 1,000 population 132.9 144.2 142.4
21 to 64 years Total Population 159,131,544 2,445,674 44,140
With a Disability 30,553,796 540,838 7,573
Disability rate per 1,000 population 192.0 221.1 171.6
65 to 74 years Total Population 18,253,304 280,467 3,314
With a Disability 5,889,876 108,629 1,216
Disability rate per 1,000 population 322.7 387.3 366.9
75 years and over Total Population 15,093,322 209,107 2,214
With a Disability 8,088,242 126,853 1,286
Disability rate per 1,000 population 535.9 606.6 580.8
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 3 (SF3), QT-P21 Disability Status by Sex.
http://factfinder.census.gov <key words: Data Sets>.
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITES
BY AGE GROUP AND DISABILITY TYPE3    
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Persons With a Disability (5 and Older ) 49,746,248 880,047 12,142
By Age Group
5 to 15 Years 2,614,919 52,782 1,240
% 5 to 15 Years 5.3 6.0 10.2
16 to 20 Years 2,599,415 50,945 827
% 16 to 20 Years 5.2 5.8 6.8
21 to 64 Years 30,553,796 540,838 7,573
% 21 to 64 Years 61.4 61.5 62.4
65 to 74 Years 5,889,876 108,629 1,216
% 65 to 74 11.8 12.3 10.0
75 Years and Over 8,088,242 126,853 1,286
% 75 Years and Over 16.3 14.4 10.6
By Disability Type within Age Group
5 to 15 Years 2,614,919 52,782 1,240
Persons with a Sensory Disability 442,894 9,695 200
% Sensory 16.9 18.4 16.1
Persons with a Physical Disability 455,461 9,487 145
% Physical 17.4 18.0 11.7
Persons with a Mental Disability 2,078,502 41,622 1,079
% Mental 79.5 78.9 87.0
Persons with a Self-care Disability 419,018 8,112 178
% Self-care 16.0 15.4 14.4
16 to 20 Years 2,599,415 50,945 827
Persons with a Sensory Disability 230,725 5,856 99
% Sensory 8.9 11.5 12.0
Persons with a Physical Disability 283,700 6,700 63
% Physical 10.9 13.2 7.6
Persons with a Mental Disability 773,549 17,094 306
% Mental 29.8 33.6 37.0
Persons with a Self-care Disability 148,742 3,280 53
% Self-care 5.7 0.1 6.4
Persons with an Employment Disability 1,445,539 25,330 454
% Employment 55.6 49.7 54.9
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability 1,024,849 19,274 258
% go-outside-home 39.4 37.8 31.2
21 to 64 Years 30,553,796 540,838 7,573
Persons with a Sensory Disability 3,893,177 79,039 1,205
% Sensory 12.7 14.6 15.9
Persons with a Physical Disability 10,866,665 212,150 2,405
% Physical 35.6 39.2 31.8
Persons with a Mental Disability 5,990,890 113,802 1,450
% Mental 19.6 21.0 19.1
Persons with a Self-care Disability 3,001,133 60,365 717
% Self-care 9.8 11.2 9.5
Persons with an Employment Disability 19,842,031 336,883 4,684
% Employment 64.9 62.3 61.9
Persons with a go-outside-home disability 10,389,659 175,427 2,084
% Go-outside home 34.0 32.4 27.5
65 to 74 Years 5,889,876 108,629 1,216
Persons with a Sensory Disability 1,580,988 30,687 416
% Sensory 26.8 28.2 34.2
Persons with a Physical Disability 3,920,711 75,058 815
% Physical 66.6 69.1 67.0
Persons with a Mental Disability 1,157,231 23,788 180
% Mental 19.6 21.9 14.8
Persons with a Self-care Disability 971,131 20,717 188
% Self-care 16.5 19.1 15.5
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability 2,433,426 45,768 591
% Go-outside-home 41.3 42.1 48.6
75 Years and Over 8,088,242 126,853 1,286
Persons with a Sensory Disability 3,157,491 49,557 462
% Sensory 39.0 39.1 35.9
Persons with a Physical Disability 5,624,969 92,745 939
% Physical 69.5 73.1 73.0
Persons with a Mental Disability 2,435,681 42,549 562
% Mental 30.1 33.5 43.7
Persons with a Self-care Disability 2,212,709 40,199 460
% self-care 27.4 31.7 35.8
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability 4,362,091 70,339 660
% Go-outside-home 53.9 55.4 51.3
3More than one disability type can be reported
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 3 (SF3), QT-P21 Disability Status by Sex,
http://factfinder.census.gov, <key words: Data Sets>.
ELDERLY POPULATION      
65 years and older      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Population 65 and Over 34,991,753 516,929 5,892
% of Total Population 12.4 11.6 7.7
65 to 74 years 18,390,986 282,925 3,384
% of Total Population 6.5 6.3 4.4
75 to 84 years 12,361,180 175,328 1,939
% of Total Population 4.4 3.9 2.5
85 years and over 4,239,587 58,676 569
% of Total Population 1.5 1.3 0.7
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 1 (SF1), P12 Sex by Age,
http://factfinder.census.gov/, <key words: Data Sets>.