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Table 429. Number and percentage of persons 16 to 24 years old who were neither enrolled in school nor working, by educational attainment, age group, family poverty status, and race/ethnicity: 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Age group, family poverty status, and race/ethnicity All 16- to 24- year-olds (in thousands) Neither enrolled in school nor working
Number
(in thousands)
Percentage distribution Percent, by educational attainment
Total Less than high school completion High school completion1 Some college, no bachelor's degree2 Bachelor's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total, 16 to 24 years old 38,959 (28.5) 5,352   (111.6) 100.0   (†) 13.7   (0.29) 11.5   (0.45) 28.4   (0.75) 7.9   (0.42) 8.7   (0.84)
White 21,917 (41.2) 2,428   (69.8) 45.4   (1.00) 11.1   (0.32) 8.8   (0.53) 25.2   (0.90) 6.3   (0.50) 8.1   (1.01)
Black 5,560 (38.0) 1,086   (50.3) 20.3   (0.80) 19.5   (0.89) 14.3   (1.27) 37.4   (1.98) 13.3   (1.35) 4.7 ! (2.00)
Hispanic 8,138 (7.8) 1,409   (52.3) 26.3   (0.78) 17.3   (0.64) 16.1   (0.87) 29.0   (1.61) 9.8   (1.02) 9.9   (2.59)
Asian 1,910 (24.7) 187   (19.7) 3.5   (0.36) 9.8   (1.03) 6.3   (1.42) 25.6   (4.21) 5.4   (1.43) 15.6   (3.67)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 146 (18.6) 26   (6.3) 0.5   (0.12) 17.8   (3.87)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 291 (32.0) 86   (13.4) 1.6   (0.25) 29.5   (3.42) 22.3   (4.78) 50.3   (7.46)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 996 (35.6) 131   (17.7) 2.5   (0.33) 13.2   (1.71) 10.0   (2.41) 24.7   (3.81) 10.7   (2.78)   (†)
                                               
Poor3 7,725 (153.0) 2,101   (76.8) 100.0   (†) 27.2   (0.90) 25.2   (1.29) 47.0   (1.80) 14.2   (1.37) 11.3   (2.97)
White 3,210 (104.4) 811   (51.3) 38.6   (1.95) 25.3   (1.41) 28.0   (2.33) 45.1   (2.78) 10.6   (1.82) 9.5 ! (3.29)
Black 1,744 (63.3) 561   (40.5) 26.7   (1.69) 32.2   (1.99) 22.5   (2.59) 53.1   (3.57) 25.5   (4.22)   (†)
Hispanic 2,041 (69.8) 576   (37.0) 27.4   (1.48) 28.2   (1.52) 25.5   (2.06) 44.9   (3.23) 15.5   (3.08)   (†)
Asian 415 (37.8) 66   (12.4) 3.1   (0.59) 15.9   (2.91) 12.8 ! (5.21)   (†) 5.0 ! (2.45)   (†)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 24 (6.6) 6 ! (2.4) 0.3 ! (0.11)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 85 (12.4) 41   (10.0) 2.0   (0.46) 48.2   (8.09)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 206 (23.4) 41   (10.0) 2.0   (0.47) 20.0   (4.30) 23.1   (6.81)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                               
Nonpoor3 31,233 (154.3) 3,251   (82.5) 100.0   (†) 10.4   (0.25) 7.6   (0.39) 22.6   (0.78) 6.7   (0.41) 8.2   (0.90)
White 18,708 (111.3) 1,617   (57.3) 49.7   (1.32) 8.6   (0.29) 5.7   (0.43) 20.4   (1.00) 5.6   (0.46) 7.9   (1.04)
Black 3,816 (68.4) 524   (34.3) 16.1   (0.95) 13.7   (0.86) 9.8   (1.24) 28.2   (2.38) 9.6   (1.24)   (†)
Hispanic 6,097 (70.6) 833   (39.8) 25.6   (1.06) 13.7   (0.62) 11.7   (0.92) 23.7   (1.75) 8.7   (0.94) 9.2   (2.60)
Asian 1,494 (44.1) 121   (17.9) 3.7   (0.52) 8.1   (1.15) 4.8   (1.30) 17.1   (4.19) 5.5 ! (1.67) 15.3   (3.90)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 123 (18.2) 20   (5.4) 0.6   (0.17) 16.7   (3.93)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 206 (26.7) 45   (9.1) 1.4   (0.28) 21.7   (3.62) 16.2 ! (6.25)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 790 (37.0) 90   (13.8) 2.8   (0.42) 11.4   (1.69) 6.8 ! (2.14) 24.0   (4.10) 10.5   (3.09)   (†)
                                               
Total, 16 and 17 years old 8,819 (87.0) 285   (23.2) 100.0   (†) 3.2   (0.26) 2.8   (0.26) 24.6   (4.47)   (†)   (†)
White 4,913 (67.2) 129   (15.5) 45.3   (4.47) 2.6   (0.31) 2.3   (0.30) 20.0   (5.38)   (†)   (†)
Black 1,282 (35.1) 50   (10.6) 17.5   (3.36) 3.9   (0.82) 3.3   (0.79)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Hispanic 1,904 (32.2) 87   (13.4) 30.4   (3.88) 4.5   (0.71) 4.2   (0.72)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Asian 379 (21.7) 8 ! (3.7) 2.6 ! (1.29) 2.0 ! (0.99)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 32 (8.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 65 (13.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 243 (19.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                               
Total, 18 and 19 years old 8,262 (87.1) 1,040   (42.6) 100.0   (†) 12.6   (0.51) 11.4   (0.78) 24.6   (1.25) 4.0   (0.55)   (†)
White 4,634 (68.9) 490   (28.9) 47.1   (2.02) 10.6   (0.59) 9.7   (0.99) 21.6   (1.66) 3.5   (0.62)   (†)
Black 1,160 (35.1) 177   (15.8) 17.1   (1.37) 15.3   (1.31) 11.2   (1.89) 29.8   (3.22) 5.6 ! (1.84)   (†)
Hispanic 1,763 (33.6) 290   (21.5) 27.9   (1.70) 16.5   (1.18) 16.5   (1.76) 26.4   (2.52) 5.5   (1.59)   (†)
Asian 377 (21.7) 27   (6.5) 2.6   (0.61) 7.1   (1.68)   (†) 22.8   (5.77)   (†)   (†)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 33 (6.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 58 (9.4) 17   (4.2) 1.6   (0.39)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 236 (20.8) 32   (6.8) 3.1   (0.64) 13.6   (2.78) 11.4 ! (4.47)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                               
Total, 20 to 24 years old 21,878 (27.6) 4,028   (99.2) 100.0   (†) 18.4   (0.45) 45.0   (1.80) 29.9   (0.85) 8.9   (0.50) 8.8   (0.85)
White 12,370 (33.1) 1,809   (67.3) 44.9   (1.17) 14.6   (0.54) 43.6   (2.93) 26.7   (1.15) 7.0   (0.57) 8.1   (1.02)
Black 3,118 (24.2) 858   (42.5) 21.3   (0.91) 27.5   (1.33) 57.6   (4.42) 39.7   (2.20) 14.8   (1.58) 4.9 ! (2.07)
Hispanic 4,471 (8.0) 1,032   (42.2) 25.6   (0.88) 23.1   (0.94) 40.6   (2.51) 29.9   (1.89) 11.1   (1.17) 10.3   (2.70)
Asian 1,153 (26.4) 153   (18.8) 3.8   (0.46) 13.3   (1.60)   (†) 27.2   (5.60) 6.4   (1.78) 15.8   (3.69)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 82 (12.8) 15 ! (4.4) 0.4 ! (0.11) 18.0 ! (5.42)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 168 (22.5) 66   (11.9) 1.6   (0.29) 39.2   (5.71)   (†) 47.0   (7.97)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 517 (30.5) 95   (15.5) 2.4   (0.38) 18.4   (2.68)   (†) 23.0   (4.58) 13.5   (3.42)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes equivalency credentials, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.
2 Includes persons with no college degree as well as those with an associate's degree.
3 Poor is defined to include families with incomes below the poverty threshold. Nonpoor is defined to include families with incomes at or above the poverty threshold. For information about how the Census Bureau determines who is in poverty, see http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors were computed using replicate weights. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 2012, unpublished data. (This table was prepared December 2012.)
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