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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Orleans
Total Population 281,421,906 4,468,976 484,674
 Total Population 5 Years and Older 257,167,527 4,045,963 440,111
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 Orleans
Total Persons with a Disability 49,746,248 880,047 102,122
% of Population with a Disability 19.3 21.8 23.2
Sensory
Persons with Sensory Disability 9,305,275 174,834 17,616
% with a Sensory Disability  3.6 4.3 4.0
Physical
Persons with Physical Disability 21,151,506 396,140 43,785
% with a Physical Disability 8.2 9.8 9.9
Mental
Persons with Mental Disablity 12,435,853 238,855 28,220
% with a Mental Disability 4.8 5.9 6.4
Self-care
Persons with Self-care Disability 6,752,733 132,673 16,860
% with a Self-care Disability 2.6 3.3 3.8
Employment Disability 
Persons with Employment Disability  21,287,570 362,213 41,479
% with Employment Disability 8.3 9.0 9.4
Difficulty Going Outside the Home 
Persons with Difficulty Going Outside the Home 18,210,025 310,808 40,533
% with Difficulty Going Outside the Home 7.1 7.7 9.2
Employment Status of Persons 21-64 Years
Total Population: 21 to 64 years 159,131,544 2,445,674 266,436
Persons with a Disability: Employed 30,553,796 540,838 62,753
% with Disability: Employed 56.6 51.4 47.0
Persons with No Disability: Employed 128,577,748 1,904,836 203,683
% with No disability: Employed 77.2 72.7 70.7
Disability and Poverty
% of All Persons Below Poverty Level 12.0 19.0 26.9
% with a Disability and Below Poverty 17.6 24.9 32.4
% with No Disability and Below Poverty 10.6 17.3 25.3
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
           <key words: Data Sets>. 
Total Public School Population, 3-21 Years 732,971 69,051
Students with Disability   98,668 7,008
% of Students with a Disability   13.5 10.1
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 Orleans
Prevalence of Disability by Race
White Population 5 and older 195,100,538 2,627,624 127,578
with a disability 36,158,505 540,396 24,469
Disability rate per 1,000 population 185.3 205.7 191.8
Black Population 5 and older 30,297,703 1,268,683 291,210
with a disability 7,370,476 307,048 73,105
Disability rate per 1,000 population 243.3 242.0 251.0
Other Population 5 and older 31,769,286 149,656 21,323
with a disability 6,217,267 32,603 4,548
Disability rate per 1,000 population 195.7 217.9 213.3
Prevalence of Disability by Sex
Male  — Total Population  124,636,825 1,923,168 202,377
with a disability 24,439,531 430,708 46,264
Disability rate per 1,000 population 196.1 224.0 228.6
Female — Total Population  132,530,702 2,122,795 237,734
with a disability 25,306,717 449,339 55,858
Disability rate per 1,000 population 190.9 211.7 235.0
Prevalence of Disability by Race and Sex
White Male 95,016,158 1,276,567 62,520
With a Disability 17,925,342 274,270 11,161
Disability rate per 1,000 population 188.7 214.8 178.5
White Female  100,084,380 1,351,057 65,058
With a Disability 18,233,163 266,126 13,308
Disability rate per 1,000 population 182.2 197.0 204.6
Black  Male 13,815,576 572,378 128,966
With a Disability 3,306,836 139,875 32,719
Disability rate per 1,000 population 239.4 244.4 253.7
Black Female 16,482,127 696,305 162,244
With a Disability 4,063,640 167,173 40,386
Disability rate per 1,000 population 246.5 240.1 248.9
Other Male 15,805,091 74,223 10,891
With a Disability 3,207,353 16,563 2,384
Disability rate per 1,000 population 202.9 223.2 218.9
Other Female 15,964,195 75,433 10,432
With a Disability 3,009,914 16,040 2,164
Disability rate per 1,000 population 188.5 212.6 207.4
Prevalence of Disability by Age
5 to 15 years — Total Population 45,133,667 757,341 81,524
With a Disability 2,614,919 52,782 6251
Disability rate per 1,000 population 57.9 69.7 76.7
16 to 20 years — Total Population 19,555,690 353,374 38,047
With a Disability 2,599,415 50,945 6022
Disability rate per 1,000 population 132.9 144.2 158.3
 21 to 64 years — Total Population 159,131,544 2,445,674 266,436
With a Disability 30,553,796 540,838 62,753
Disability rate per 1,000 population 192.0 221.1 235.5
65 to 74 years — Total Population 18,253,304 280,467 28,812
With a Disability 5,889,876 108,629 11,805
Disability rate per 1,000 population 322.7 387.3 409.7
 75 years and over — Total Population 15,093,322 209,107 25,292
With a Disability 8,088,242 126,853 15,291
Disability rate per 1,000 population 535.9 606.6 604.6
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 Orleans
Total Persons With a Disability (5 and Older ) 49,746,248 880,047 102,122
By Age Group
5 to 15 Years with a Disability 2,614,919 52,782 6,251
% 5 to 15 Years 5.3 6.0 6.1
16 to 20 Years 2,599,415 50,945 6,022
% 16 to 20 Years 5.2 5.8 5.9
21 to 64 Years  30,553,796 540,838 62,753
% 21 to 64 Years 61.4 61.5 61.4
65 to 74 Years  5,889,876 108,629 11,805
% 65 to 74 11.8 12.3 11.6
75 Years and Over 8,088,242 126,853 15,291
% 75 Years and Over 16.3 14.4 15.0
By Disability Type within Age Group
5 to 15 Years  2,614,919 52,782 6,251
Persons with a Sensory Disability  442,894 9,695 986
% Sensory  16.9 18.4 15.8
Persons with a Physical Disability 455,461 9,487 1,447
% Physical  17.4 18.0 23.1
Persons with a Mental Disability 2,078,502 41,622 4,749
% Mental  79.5 78.9 76.0
Persons with a Self-care Disability  419,018 8,112 1,330
% Self-care  16.0 15.4 21.3
16 to 20 Years  2,599,415 50,945 6,022
Persons with a Sensory Disability  230,725 5,856 546
% Sensory  8.9 11.5 9.1
Persons with a Physical Disability 283,700 6,700 752
% Physical  10.9 13.2 12.5
Persons with a Mental Disability 773,549 17,094 1,642
% Mental  29.8 33.6 27.3
Persons with a Self-care Disability  148,742 3,280 454
% Self-care  5.7 0.1 7.5
Persons with an Employment Disability 1,445,539 25,330 2,884
% Employment  55.6 49.7 47.9
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability  1,024,849 19,274 2,978
% go-outside-home  39.4 37.8 49.5
21 to 64 Years 30,553,796 540,838 62,753
Persons with a Sensory Disability  3,893,177 79,039 7,817
% Sensory  12.7 14.6 12.5
Persons with a Physical Disability 10,866,665 212,150 22,634
% Physical  35.6 39.2 36.1
Persons with a Mental Disability 5,990,890 113,802 13,792
% Mental  19.6 21.0 22.0
Persons with a Self-care Disability  3,001,133 60,365 7,146
% Self-care  9.8 11.2 11.4
Persons with an Employment Disability 19,842,031 336,883 38,595
% Employment  64.9 62.3 61.5
Persons with a go-outside-home  disability  10,389,659 175,427 23,148
% Go-outside home  34.0 32.4 36.9
65 to 74 Years  5,889,876 108,629 11,805
Persons with a Sensory Disability  1,580,988 30,687 2,880
% Sensory  26.8 28.2 24.4
Persons with a Physical Disability 3,920,711 75,058 7,851
% Physical  66.6 69.1 66.5
Persons with a Mental Disability 1,157,231 23,788 2,721
% Mental  19.6 21.9 23.0
Persons with a Self-care Disability  971,131 20,717 2,475
% Self-care  16.5 19.1 21.0
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability  2,433,426 45,768 5,578
% Go-outside-home  41.3 42.1 47.3
75 Years and Over— Population Reporting a Disability  by Type 8,088,242 126,853 15,291
Persons with a Sensory Disability  3,157,491 49,557 5,387
% Sensory  39.0 39.1 35.2
Persons with a Physical Disability 5,624,969 92,745 11,101
% Physical  69.5 73.1 72.6
Persons with a Mental Disability 2,435,681 42,549 5,316
% Mental  30.1 33.5 34.8
Persons with a Self-care Disability  2,212,709 40,199 5,455
% self-care  27.4 31.7 35.7
Persons with a Go-outside-home Disability  4,362,091 70,339 8,829
% Go-outside-home  53.9 55.4 57.7
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 Orleans
Total Population 65 and Over 34,991,753 516,929 56,653
% of Total Population  12.4 11.6 11.7
 65 to 74 years 18,390,986 282,925 28,949
% of Total Population  6.5 6.3 6.0
 75 to 84 years 12,361,180 175,328 20,296
% of Total Population  4.4 3.9 4.2
85 years and over 4,239,587 58,676 7,408
% of Total Population  1.5 1.3 1.5
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>.