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Table 42. Number and percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by state: 2000-01, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08
State or jurisdiction Number of students Number of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch Percent of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch
2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 48,403,390 48,357,258 1  47,768,533 1  20,333,474 20,486,065 1  20,516,584 1  42.0 42.4 1  42.9 1 
Alabama 728,351 741,544 743,469   738,382   335,143 383,219 379,537   377,454   46.0 51.7 51.0   51.1  
Alaska 105,333 103,498 116,682   131,029   32,468 41,872 45,028   44,043   30.8 40.5 38.6   33.6  
Arizona 955,320 1,014,149   1,010,604   492,450 434,432   412,305   51.5 42.8   40.8  
Arkansas 449,959 474,206 476,132   479,016   205,058 250,641 279,400   269,355   45.6 52.9 58.7   56.2  
California 6,050,753 6,311,900 6,210,343   5,953,047   2,820,611 3,063,627 3,119,120   3,099,565   46.6 48.5 50.2   52.1  
                                   
Colorado 724,349 779,825 789,014   791,996   195,148 258,264 269,926   275,475   26.9 33.1 34.2   34.8  
Connecticut 575,051 558,532   568,405   152,669 156,735   168,586   26.5 28.1   29.7  
Delaware 114,676 120,937 121,886   119,256   37,766 43,682 45,163   44,185   32.9 36.1 37.1   37.1  
District of Columbia 68,380 66,498 61,922   61,184   47,839 41,050 38,425   38,309   70.0 61.7 62.1   62.6  
Florida 2,434,755 2,674,998 2,670,482   2,666,811   1,079,009 1,224,228 1,207,511   1,215,459   44.3 45.8 45.2   45.6  
                                   
Georgia 1,444,937 1,598,461 1,628,309   1,649,589   624,511 795,394 819,824   840,921   43.2 49.8 50.3   51.0  
Hawaii 184,357 184,925 179,730   179,897   80,657 74,926 73,650   67,747   43.8 40.5 41.0   37.7  
Idaho 244,755 260,343 265,045   271,976   85,824 99,093 99,639   101,202   35.1 38.1 37.6   37.2  
Illinois 1,976,077 1,944,728   1,955,299   785,715 794,322   810,398   39.8 40.8   41.4  
Indiana 977,219 1,034,719 1,044,175   1,044,593   285,267 373,433 392,272   410,324   29.2 36.1 37.6   39.3  
                                   
Iowa 492,021 481,094 481,181   482,204   131,553 154,416 155,065   161,551   26.7 32.1 32.2   33.5  
Kansas 462,594 466,263 459,171   468,014   154,693 180,919 182,860   186,948   33.4 38.8 39.8   39.9  
Kentucky 626,723 641,682 646,461   665,066   298,334 336,287 331,361   340,413   47.6 52.4 51.3   51.2  
Louisiana 741,162 654,388 675,381   680,499   433,068 400,596 416,402   430,263   58.4 61.2 61.7   63.2  
Maine 198,532 189,572 192,078   190,737   60,162 65,877 67,289   68,814   30.3 34.8 35.0   36.1  
                                   
Maryland 852,911 860,018 850,026   841,948   255,872 272,069 274,539   282,129   30.0 31.6 32.3   33.5  
Massachusetts 979,590 971,907 958,858   962,806   237,871 274,515 280,165   283,819   24.3 28.2 29.2   29.5  
Michigan 1,703,260 1,711,532 1,713,777   1,665,559   504,044 609,754 619,879   627,239   29.6 35.6 36.2   37.7  
Minnesota 854,154 838,998 838,453   833,547   218,867 253,938 259,532   264,646   25.6 30.3 31.0   31.7  
Mississippi 497,421 494,744 494,686   494,013   319,670 344,107 334,359   330,635   64.3 69.6 67.6   66.9  
                                   
Missouri 912,247 915,844 919,668   917,188   315,608 358,428 359,193   362,385   34.6 39.1 39.1   39.5  
Montana 154,438 143,093 142,137   140,715   47,415 50,172 50,656   50,936   30.7 35.1 35.6   36.2  
Nebraska 286,138 286,610 286,823   291,238   87,045 99,387 104,783   108,986   30.4 34.7 36.5   37.4  
Nevada 282,621 410,531 424,766 2  423,309   92,978 170,039 172,831 2  169,144   32.9 41.4 40.7 2  40.0  
New Hampshire 206,919 203,998 201,108   200,772   31,212 35,087 35,945   36,416   15.1 17.2 17.9   18.1  
                                   
New Jersey 1,312,983 1,395,600 1,333,110   1,341,122   357,728 373,946 378,927   387,965   27.2 26.8 28.4   28.9  
New Mexico 320,303 326,755 326,113   321,544   174,939 181,916 198,304   199,302   54.6 55.7 60.8   62.0  
New York 2,859,927 2,812,964 2,753,057   2,765,435   1,236,945 1,260,933 1,229,063   1,220,052   43.3 44.8 44.6   44.1  
North Carolina 1,194,371 1,356,570 1,422,787   1,003,293   470,316 603,316 624,349   456,210   39.4 44.5 43.9   45.5  
North Dakota 109,201 98,284 96,587   95,052   31,840 29,064 29,246   29,687   29.2 29.6 30.3   31.2  
                                   
Ohio 1,745,237 1,836,982 1,832,100   1,822,586 2  494,829 597,517 619,247   616,031 2  28.4 32.5 33.8   33.8 2 
Oklahoma 623,110 632,812 638,736   640,515   300,179 346,070 352,841   354,139   48.2 54.7 55.2   55.3  
Oregon 535,617 534,814 553,054   558,791   186,203 230,737 232,435   235,632   34.8 43.1 42.0   42.2  
Pennsylvania 1,798,977 1,813,760 1,757,776   1,635,217   510,121 574,951 556,645   560,384   28.4 31.7 31.7   34.3  
Rhode Island 157,347 151,686 149,441   146,228   52,209 53,521 49,558   55,596   33.2 35.3 33.2   38.0  
                                   
South Carolina 677,411 700,397 702,851   711,552   320,254 361,567 360,907   366,883   47.3 51.6 51.3   51.6  
South Dakota 128,598 121,999 115,450   114,885   37,857 39,059 34,996   34,309   29.4 32.0 30.3   29.9  
Tennessee 934,444 958,352   948,934   448,431 466,781   475,202   48.0 48.7   50.1  
Texas 4,059,353 4,523,575 4,566,432   4,673,455   1,823,029 2,181,697 2,172,930   2,230,688   44.9 48.2 47.6   47.7  
Utah 470,265 508,399 520,331   526,542   135,428 164,255 160,559   172,576   28.8 32.3 30.9   32.8  
                                   
Vermont 102,049 96,638 91,238   87,038   23,986 25,487 24,467   25,767   23.5 26.4 26.8   29.6  
Virginia 1,067,710 1,167,860 1,172,057   1,224,044   320,233 377,725 383,298   386,805   30.0 32.3 32.7   31.6  
Washington 1,031,967 1,021,710   1,030,247   376,198 375,159   383,802   36.5 36.7   37.3  
West Virginia 286,285 280,699 281,070   282,512   143,446 137,878 139,804   138,931   50.1 49.1 49.7   49.2  
Wisconsin 859,276 864,207 870,647   874,478   219,276 256,645 271,422   281,027   25.5 29.7 31.2   32.1  
Wyoming 89,895 84,402 85,187   86,364   43,483 26,707 25,284   25,944   48.4 31.6 29.7   30.0  
—Not available.
1 U.S. total includes imputation for nonreporting state.
2 Imputation for survey nonresponse.
NOTE: Table reflects counts of students enrolled in schools for which both enrollment data and free/reduced-price lunch eligibility data were reported.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000-01, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08. (This table was prepared September 2009.)
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