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Table 6. Percentage of the population 3 to 34 years old enrolled in school, by sex, race/ethnicity, and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year and age group Total Male Female
Total White Black Hispanic Total White Black Hispanic Total White Black Hispanic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1980                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 49.7   (0.21) 48.8   (0.24) 54.0   (0.68) 49.8   (1.07) 50.9   (0.30) 50.0   (0.34) 56.2   (0.98) 49.9   (1.53) 48.5   (0.30) 47.7   (0.34) 52.1   (0.94) 49.8   (1.51)
3 and 4 years old 36.7   (0.94) 37.4   (1.12) 38.2   (2.83) 28.5   (3.92) 37.8   (1.33) 39.2   (1.58) 36.4   (3.94) 30.1   (5.37) 35.5   (1.34) 35.5   (1.58) 40.0   (4.04) 26.6   (5.71)
5 and 6 years old 95.7   (0.40) 95.9   (0.46) 95.5   (1.22) 94.5   (2.13) 95.0   (0.60) 95.4   (0.68) 94.1   (1.95) 94.0   (3.22) 96.4   (0.53) 96.5   (0.61) 97.0   (1.43) 94.9   (2.83)
7 to 9 years old 99.1   (0.15) 99.1   (0.17) 99.4   (0.35) 98.4   (0.91) 99.0   (0.22) 99.0   (0.26) 99.5   (0.45) 97.7   (1.57) 99.2   (0.20) 99.2   (0.24) 99.3   (0.54) 99.0   (0.99)
10 to 13 years old 99.4   (0.10) 99.4   (0.12) 99.4   (0.31) 99.7   (0.36) 99.4   (0.14) 99.4   (0.16) 99.4   (0.42) 99.4   (0.66) 99.4   (0.15) 99.3   (0.18) 99.3   (0.46) 99.9   (0.25)
14 and 15 years old 98.2   (0.22) 98.7   (0.22) 97.9   (0.72) 94.3   (1.87) 98.7   (0.27) 98.9   (0.28) 98.4   (0.88) 96.7   (2.10) 97.7   (0.36) 98.5   (0.34) 97.3   (1.15) 92.1   (2.99)
16 and 17 years old 89.0   (0.50) 89.2   (0.57) 90.7   (1.44) 81.8   (3.25) 89.1   (0.71) 89.4   (0.79) 90.7   (2.04) 81.5   (4.70) 88.8   (0.72) 89.0   (0.82) 90.6   (2.05) 82.2   (4.49)
18 and 19 years old 46.4   (0.79) 47.0   (0.91) 45.8   (2.56) 37.8   (3.94) 47.0   (1.14) 48.5   (1.29) 42.9   (3.73) 36.9   (5.44) 45.8   (1.11) 45.7   (1.26) 48.3   (3.51) 38.8   (5.71)
20 and 21 years old 31.0   (0.74) 33.0   (0.85) 23.3   (2.21) 19.5   (3.29) 32.6   (1.08) 34.8   (1.23) 22.8   (3.29) 21.4   (4.88) 29.5   (1.02) 31.3   (1.18) 23.7   (2.99) 17.6   (4.43)
22 to 24 years old 16.3   (0.49) 16.8   (0.56) 13.6   (1.53) 11.7   (2.26) 17.8   (0.73) 18.7   (0.83) 13.4   (2.29) 10.7   (3.14) 14.9   (0.66) 15.0   (0.75) 13.7   (2.05) 12.6   (3.24)
25 to 29 years old 9.3   (0.31) 9.4   (0.35) 8.8   (1.04) 6.9   (1.43) 9.8   (0.45) 9.8   (0.50) 10.6   (1.70) 6.8 ! (2.06) 8.8   (0.42) 9.1   (0.48) 7.5   (1.29) 6.9   (1.99)
30 to 34 years old 6.4   (0.27) 6.4   (0.30) 6.9   (1.00) 5.1   (1.35) 5.9   (0.37) 5.6   (0.40) 7.2   (1.55) 6.2 ! (2.07) 7.0   (0.39) 7.2   (0.45) 6.6   (1.32) 4.1 ! (1.71)
                                                                         
1990                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 50.2   (0.23) 49.8   (0.27) 52.2   (0.71) 47.2   (1.06) 50.9   (0.32) 50.4   (0.38) 54.3   (1.02) 46.8   (1.48) 49.5   (0.32) 49.2   (0.38) 50.3   (0.99) 47.7   (1.52)
3 and 4 years old 44.4   (0.98) 47.2   (1.19) 41.8   (2.98) 30.7   (4.08) 43.9   (1.38) 47.9   (1.66) 38.1   (4.14) 28.0   (5.57) 44.9   (1.41) 46.6   (1.70) 45.5   (4.25) 33.6   (5.95)
5 and 6 years old 96.5   (0.36) 96.7   (0.43) 96.5   (1.05) 94.9   (1.96) 96.5   (0.51) 96.8   (0.59) 96.2   (1.53) 95.8   (2.48) 96.4   (0.53) 96.7   (0.62) 96.9   (1.43) 93.9   (3.05)
7 to 9 years old 99.7   (0.09) 99.7   (0.11) 99.8   (0.19) 99.5   (0.52) 99.7   (0.13) 99.7   (0.16) 99.9   (0.24) 99.5   (0.70) 99.6   (0.14) 99.7   (0.15) 99.8   (0.31) 99.4   (0.79)
10 to 13 years old 99.6   (0.09) 99.7   (0.10) 99.9   (0.15) 99.1   (0.64) 99.6   (0.13) 99.6   (0.14) 99.9   (0.19) 99.0   (0.93) 99.7   (0.12) 99.7   (0.13) 99.8   (0.25) 99.1   (0.87)
14 and 15 years old 99.0   (0.19) 99.0   (0.23) 99.4   (0.46) 99.0   (0.90) 99.1   (0.25) 99.2   (0.30) 99.7   (0.48) 99.1   (1.11) 98.9   (0.29) 98.9   (0.35) 99.1   (0.79) 98.8   (1.47)
16 and 17 years old 92.5   (0.52) 93.5   (0.58) 91.7   (1.59) 85.4   (3.22) 92.6   (0.72) 93.4   (0.82) 93.0   (2.09) 85.5   (4.40) 92.4   (0.74) 93.7   (0.81) 90.5   (2.41) 85.3   (4.74)
18 and 19 years old 57.2   (0.94) 59.1   (1.10) 55.0   (2.83) 44.0   (4.36) 58.2   (1.33) 59.7   (1.56) 60.4   (3.99) 40.7   (6.23) 56.3   (1.32) 58.5   (1.57) 49.8   (3.96) 47.2   (6.08)
20 and 21 years old 39.7   (0.92) 43.1   (1.10) 28.3   (2.57) 27.2   (3.83) 40.3   (1.32) 44.2   (1.59) 31.0   (3.81) 21.7   (4.95) 39.2   (1.28) 42.0   (1.53) 25.8   (3.45) 33.1   (5.79)
22 to 24 years old 21.0   (0.63) 21.9   (0.75) 19.7   (2.01) 9.9   (2.05) 22.3   (0.92) 23.7   (1.11) 19.3   (3.03) 11.2   (2.98) 19.9   (0.86) 20.3   (1.02) 20.0   (2.68) 8.4 ! (2.77)
25 to 29 years old 9.7   (0.33) 10.4   (0.39) 6.1   (0.87) 6.3   (1.29) 9.2   (0.46) 10.0   (0.55) 4.7   (1.14) 4.6 ! (1.55) 10.2   (0.47) 10.7   (0.56) 7.3   (1.27) 8.1   (2.06)
30 to 34 years old 5.8   (0.25) 6.2   (0.30) 4.5   (0.75) 3.6   (0.99) 4.8   (0.33) 5.0   (0.38) 2.3 ! (0.80) 4.0 ! (1.45) 6.9   (0.38) 7.4   (0.46) 6.3   (1.19) 3.1 ! (1.32)
                                                                         
1995                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 53.7   (0.23) 53.8   (0.25) 56.3   (0.58) 49.7   (0.65) 54.3   (0.29) 54.2   (0.35) 58.6   (0.83) 49.1   (0.90) 53.2   (0.30) 53.4   (0.36) 54.1   (0.80) 50.3   (0.93)
3 and 4 years old1 48.7   (0.94) 52.2   (1.09) 47.8   (2.28) 36.9   (2.35) 49.4   (1.22) 51.1   (1.52) 52.4   (3.26) 40.8   (3.33) 48.1   (1.24) 53.5   (1.56) 43.4   (3.17) 32.7   (3.28)
5 and 6 years old 96.0   (0.37) 96.6   (0.39) 95.4   (0.96) 93.9   (1.22) 95.3   (0.51) 95.9   (0.60) 94.6   (1.48) 93.6   (1.74) 96.8   (0.44) 97.4   (0.49) 96.3   (1.23) 94.3   (1.71)
7 to 9 years old 98.7   (0.17) 98.9   (0.18) 97.7   (0.59) 98.5   (0.55) 98.9   (0.22) 99.0   (0.24) 98.1   (0.74) 98.8   (0.72) 98.5   (0.25) 98.9   (0.27) 97.2   (0.91) 98.2   (0.82)
10 to 13 years old 99.1   (0.12) 99.0   (0.15) 99.2   (0.30) 99.2   (0.36) 99.1   (0.17) 99.0   (0.21) 99.5   (0.34) 98.8   (0.58) 99.0   (0.18) 98.9   (0.22) 98.9   (0.50) 99.5   (0.39)
14 and 15 years old 98.9   (0.19) 98.8   (0.22) 99.0   (0.46) 98.9   (0.56) 99.0   (0.24) 98.9   (0.30) 99.6   (0.40) 98.4   (0.92) 98.8   (0.27) 98.7   (0.33) 98.3   (0.83) 99.4   (0.58)
16 and 17 years old 93.6   (0.45) 94.4   (0.47) 93.0   (1.16) 88.2   (1.82) 94.5   (0.54) 95.0   (0.62) 95.6   (1.30) 88.4   (2.58) 92.6   (0.64) 93.8   (0.72) 90.3   (1.93) 88.0   (2.57)
18 and 19 years old 59.4   (0.93) 61.8   (1.03) 57.5   (2.38) 46.1   (2.63) 59.5   (1.21) 61.9   (1.45) 59.2   (3.47) 47.4   (3.62) 59.2   (1.21) 61.8   (1.46) 56.1   (3.26) 44.8   (3.81)
20 and 21 years old 44.9   (0.97) 49.7   (1.10) 37.8   (2.47) 27.1   (2.37) 44.7   (1.28) 50.0   (1.56) 36.7   (3.66) 24.8   (3.29) 45.1   (1.25) 49.3   (1.54) 38.7   (3.34) 29.2   (3.39)
22 to 24 years old 23.2   (0.64) 24.4   (0.73) 20.0   (1.61) 15.6   (1.52) 22.8   (0.84) 24.1   (1.04) 20.6   (2.41) 14.8   (2.00) 23.6   (0.84) 24.8   (1.04) 19.5   (2.17) 16.6   (2.33)
25 to 29 years old 11.6   (0.37) 12.3   (0.42) 10.0   (0.94) 7.1   (0.87) 11.0   (0.48) 12.2   (0.59) 6.3   (1.15) 5.6   (1.09) 12.2   (0.49) 12.3   (0.59) 13.0   (1.41) 8.7   (1.38)
30 to 34 years old 5.9   (0.26) 5.7   (0.27) 7.7   (0.80) 4.7   (0.70) 5.4   (0.32) 5.0   (0.37) 6.9   (1.13) 4.5   (0.95) 6.5   (0.35) 6.3   (0.41) 8.3   (1.13) 4.9   (1.02)
                                                                         
2000                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 55.9   (0.22) 56.0   (0.27) 59.3   (0.60) 51.3   (0.63) 55.8   (0.31) 55.8   (0.38) 59.7   (0.85) 50.5   (0.88) 56.0   (0.31) 56.1   (0.38) 59.0   (0.83) 52.2   (0.89)
3 and 4 years old1 52.1   (0.93) 54.6   (1.19) 59.8   (2.51) 35.9   (2.37) 50.8   (1.30) 54.1   (1.66) 58.0   (3.53) 31.9   (3.23) 53.4   (1.33) 55.2   (1.71) 61.8   (3.56) 40.0   (3.44)
5 and 6 years old 95.6   (0.38) 95.5   (0.49) 96.7   (0.89) 94.3   (1.13) 95.1   (0.56) 94.5   (0.76) 96.0   (1.38) 95.4   (1.41) 96.1   (0.51) 96.4   (0.63) 97.5   (1.12) 93.1   (1.79)
7 to 9 years old 98.1   (0.20) 98.4   (0.24) 97.5   (0.62) 97.5   (0.65) 98.0   (0.29) 98.1   (0.36) 98.2   (0.72) 96.6   (1.09) 98.2   (0.28) 98.6   (0.32) 96.7   (1.01) 98.4   (0.74)
10 to 13 years old 98.3   (0.17) 98.5   (0.19) 98.5   (0.42) 97.4   (0.59) 98.3   (0.23) 98.2   (0.30) 98.8   (0.52) 98.4   (0.65) 98.3   (0.24) 98.8   (0.25) 98.1   (0.66) 96.4   (1.01)
14 and 15 years old 98.7   (0.20) 98.9   (0.22) 99.6   (0.30) 96.2   (0.99) 98.7   (0.27) 98.8   (0.33) 99.6   (0.42) 96.9   (1.26) 98.6   (0.29) 99.0   (0.31) 99.6   (0.42) 95.4   (1.54)
16 and 17 years old 92.8   (0.45) 94.0   (0.50) 91.7   (1.32) 87.0   (1.77) 92.7   (0.63) 94.7   (0.66) 88.9   (2.10) 85.7   (2.60) 92.9   (0.64) 93.3   (0.76) 94.6   (1.54) 88.3   (2.40)
18 and 19 years old 61.2   (0.84) 63.9   (1.02) 57.2   (2.34) 49.5   (2.47) 58.3   (1.19) 61.2   (1.46) 51.5   (3.46) 48.0   (3.41) 64.2   (1.17) 66.7   (1.42) 62.2   (3.15) 51.1   (3.59)
20 and 21 years old 44.1   (0.88) 49.2   (1.10) 37.4   (2.38) 26.1   (2.22) 41.0   (1.23) 45.8   (1.54) 31.3   (3.42) 24.2   (3.02) 47.3   (1.26) 52.7   (1.58) 42.3   (3.26) 28.1   (3.26)
22 to 24 years old 24.6   (0.63) 24.9   (0.78) 24.0   (1.76) 18.2   (1.64) 23.9   (0.88) 25.0   (1.12) 22.0   (2.46) 15.2   (2.09) 25.3   (0.90) 24.8   (1.09) 25.8   (2.51) 21.6   (2.55)
25 to 29 years old 11.4   (0.37) 11.1   (0.45) 14.5   (1.18) 7.4   (0.88) 10.0   (0.50) 10.5   (0.62) 11.6   (1.63) 5.1   (1.06) 12.7   (0.53) 11.8   (0.65) 16.7   (1.66) 9.5   (1.38)
30 to 34 years old 6.7   (0.28) 6.1   (0.32) 9.9   (0.97) 5.6   (0.75) 5.6   (0.36) 4.7   (0.41) 8.5   (1.34) 5.7   (1.06) 7.7   (0.41) 7.4   (0.50) 11.2   (1.39) 5.5   (1.05)
                                                                         
2005                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 56.5   (0.20) 57.6   (0.26) 58.5   (0.57) 50.9   (0.53) 55.8   (0.28) 57.1   (0.37) 58.8   (0.82) 48.4   (0.73) 57.2   (0.29) 58.0   (0.37) 58.1   (0.80) 53.7   (0.76)
3 and 4 years old1 53.6   (0.86) 58.5   (1.14) 52.4   (2.39) 43.0   (2.07) 52.8   (1.21) 56.8   (1.61) 54.8   (3.42) 43.0   (2.91) 54.4   (1.23) 60.3   (1.63) 50.1   (3.32) 43.0   (2.96)
5 and 6 years old 95.4   (0.37) 95.9   (0.47) 95.9   (0.97) 93.8   (1.06) 94.8   (0.54) 95.4   (0.68) 94.8   (1.50) 92.4   (1.62) 96.1   (0.50) 96.3   (0.63) 97.1   (1.18) 95.3   (1.34)
7 to 9 years old 98.6   (0.17) 99.0   (0.19) 98.7   (0.45) 97.4   (0.58) 98.2   (0.27) 98.9   (0.27) 98.0   (0.81) 96.0   (1.00) 99.0   (0.20) 99.0   (0.27) 99.5   (0.41) 98.8   (0.57)
10 to 13 years old 98.6   (0.14) 99.0   (0.16) 98.5   (0.40) 97.9   (0.46) 98.4   (0.22) 99.1   (0.21) 97.6   (0.70) 97.2   (0.72) 98.9   (0.18) 98.8   (0.24) 99.5   (0.33) 98.6   (0.54)
14 and 15 years old 98.0   (0.22) 98.6   (0.24) 96.1   (0.83) 97.3   (0.70) 97.5   (0.34) 98.4   (0.35) 93.3   (1.52) 97.8   (0.90) 98.4   (0.28) 98.7   (0.33) 98.8   (0.66) 96.7   (1.09)
16 and 17 years old 95.1   (0.33) 96.1   (0.38) 93.6   (1.05) 92.6   (1.14) 95.1   (0.47) 95.9   (0.55) 93.6   (1.51) 92.5   (1.61) 95.1   (0.47) 96.3   (0.53) 93.6   (1.47) 92.6   (1.60)
18 and 19 years old 67.6   (0.79) 71.6   (0.95) 62.0   (2.30) 54.3   (2.33) 66.5   (1.11) 69.8   (1.35) 66.9   (3.20) 51.8   (3.22) 68.8   (1.12) 73.5   (1.34) 57.4   (3.27) 57.2   (3.37)
20 and 21 years old 48.7   (0.80) 54.4   (1.01) 37.9   (2.25) 30.0   (1.96) 45.3   (1.11) 50.5   (1.42) 35.5   (3.12) 25.2   (2.56) 52.3   (1.15) 58.5   (1.43) 40.4   (3.23) 35.3   (2.99)
22 to 24 years old 27.3   (0.59) 27.8   (0.76) 28.6   (1.75) 19.5   (1.41) 25.2   (0.83) 26.4   (1.07) 24.0   (2.45) 17.5   (1.85) 29.2   (0.85) 29.1   (1.09) 32.5   (2.45) 21.8   (2.17)
25 to 29 years old 11.9   (0.34) 12.5   (0.45) 11.9   (1.00) 7.8   (0.70) 9.6   (0.43) 10.2   (0.58) 9.1   (1.32) 5.6   (0.82) 14.2   (0.51) 14.7   (0.67) 14.2   (1.47) 10.4   (1.19)
30 to 34 years old 6.9   (0.27) 6.9   (0.34) 9.8   (0.94) 4.2   (0.54) 5.9   (0.35) 6.5   (0.47) 6.3   (1.15) 2.6   (0.58) 7.9   (0.40) 7.4   (0.50) 12.7   (1.42) 6.1   (0.94)
                                                                         
2009                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 56.5   (0.20) 56.8   (0.26) 58.5   (0.57) 52.8   (0.51) 55.7   (0.28) 56.2   (0.37) 58.1   (0.82) 50.9   (0.70) 57.3   (0.28) 57.4   (0.37) 58.8   (0.79) 55.0   (0.73)
3 and 4 years old1 52.4   (0.85) 55.5   (1.18) 58.5   (2.28) 41.9   (1.88) 51.6   (1.19) 54.9   (1.66) 58.1   (3.30) 39.4   (2.60) 53.2   (1.21) 56.2   (1.68) 58.8   (3.14) 44.4   (2.71)
5 and 6 years old 94.1   (0.40) 94.1   (0.55) 93.2   (1.26) 93.7   (0.96) 93.9   (0.58) 93.3   (0.82) 93.2   (1.77) 94.1   (1.30) 94.4   (0.57) 95.0   (0.73) 93.2   (1.80) 93.2   (1.43)
7 to 9 years old 97.7   (0.21) 98.4   (0.24) 97.6   (0.62) 96.5   (0.62) 97.6   (0.30) 98.2   (0.35) 97.3   (0.94) 96.2   (0.90) 97.9   (0.29) 98.7   (0.31) 97.9   (0.83) 96.7   (0.86)
10 to 13 years old 98.5   (0.15) 98.9   (0.17) 98.6   (0.41) 98.0   (0.43) 98.6   (0.20) 99.0   (0.23) 98.4   (0.61) 98.8   (0.47) 98.4   (0.22) 98.7   (0.26) 98.8   (0.55) 97.2   (0.73)
14 and 15 years old 98.0   (0.23) 98.3   (0.28) 97.7   (0.68) 97.9   (0.62) 97.6   (0.35) 97.9   (0.42) 96.2   (1.21) 98.1   (0.81) 98.5   (0.29) 98.7   (0.35) 99.3   (0.54) 97.6   (0.94)
16 and 17 years old 94.6   (0.36) 95.0   (0.45) 94.2   (1.02) 92.6   (1.13) 94.5   (0.51) 94.7   (0.64) 95.1   (1.33) 92.5   (1.59) 94.7   (0.51) 95.4   (0.62) 93.2   (1.55) 92.6   (1.61)
18 and 19 years old 68.9   (0.73) 72.4   (0.92) 65.8   (2.06) 57.1   (2.00) 65.0   (1.06) 68.4   (1.34) 61.8   (3.00) 51.8   (2.83) 72.9   (0.99) 76.5   (1.24) 69.7   (2.79) 62.5   (2.79)
20 and 21 years old 51.7   (0.81) 56.4   (1.03) 45.3   (2.28) 37.2   (2.14) 48.7   (1.13) 53.2   (1.44) 43.0   (3.15) 32.1   (2.83) 54.9   (1.16) 59.8   (1.46) 47.8   (3.29) 43.1   (3.21)
22 to 24 years old 30.4   (0.60) 31.1   (0.77) 32.7   (1.75) 20.4   (1.41) 29.0   (0.84) 30.8   (1.09) 27.5   (2.50) 18.6   (1.91) 31.8   (0.85) 31.4   (1.09) 36.9   (2.41) 22.2   (2.07)
25 to 29 years old 13.5   (0.34) 14.0   (0.45) 14.5   (1.04) 9.5   (0.77) 11.7   (0.46) 12.4   (0.60) 11.7   (1.38) 7.8   (0.95) 15.3   (0.52) 15.6   (0.67) 17.0   (1.53) 11.6   (1.23)
30 to 34 years old 8.1   (0.28) 8.1   (0.37) 11.0   (0.99) 5.6   (0.59) 6.9   (0.37) 7.1   (0.50) 8.1   (1.29) 5.2   (0.78) 9.3   (0.43) 9.0   (0.55) 13.3   (1.45) 6.0   (0.91)
                                                                         
20102                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 56.6   (0.17) 56.1   (0.25) 58.7   (0.58) 55.1   (0.35) 55.9   (0.23) 55.5   (0.29) 58.4   (0.78) 52.9   (0.45) 57.4   (0.26) 56.7   (0.36) 58.9   (0.77) 57.4   (0.49)
3 and 4 years old1 53.2   (0.89) 56.1   (1.17) 57.2   (2.78) 44.2   (1.84) 53.0   (1.21) 55.9   (1.64) 57.0   (3.79) 43.3   (2.60) 53.4   (1.27) 56.3   (1.53) 57.4   (3.79) 45.0   (2.68)
5 and 6 years old 94.5   (0.46) 94.2   (0.66) 94.1   (1.12) 94.3   (0.96) 93.7   (0.69) 93.3   (1.04) 93.5   (1.94) 93.4   (1.31) 95.3   (0.54) 95.2   (0.77) 94.7   (1.38) 95.2   (1.20)
7 to 9 years old 97.7   (0.25) 97.4   (0.37) 96.9   (0.77) 98.5   (0.37) 97.6   (0.36) 97.1   (0.54) 97.3   (0.88) 98.1   (0.60) 98.0   (0.35) 97.7   (0.53) 96.5   (1.23) 98.9   (0.40)
10 to 13 years old 98.2   (0.21) 98.3   (0.26) 99.2   (0.41) 97.3   (0.54) 97.9   (0.30) 97.7   (0.42) 99.6   (0.37) 96.9   (0.77) 98.6   (0.26) 98.9   (0.24) 98.8   (0.74) 97.7   (0.61)
14 and 15 years old 98.1   (0.25) 98.0   (0.37) 98.8   (0.58) 97.9   (0.69) 98.0   (0.37) 98.0   (0.52) 98.4   (0.92) 97.5   (0.98) 98.3   (0.34) 98.1   (0.49) 99.3   (0.46) 98.3   (0.85)
16 and 17 years old 96.1   (0.33) 96.2   (0.47) 95.7   (0.82) 96.0   (0.83) 94.9   (0.51) 94.7   (0.74) 93.7   (1.41) 96.0   (1.17) 97.3   (0.38) 97.8   (0.47) 97.6   (0.95) 96.0   (1.10)
18 and 19 years old 69.2   (0.92) 71.0   (1.28) 62.9   (2.42) 66.2   (2.03) 66.9   (1.25) 67.8   (1.63) 62.3   (3.88) 64.9   (3.02) 71.5   (1.38) 74.3   (2.01) 63.4   (3.44) 67.6   (2.78)
20 and 21 years old 52.4   (1.08) 55.5   (1.28) 51.1   (2.93) 37.0   (2.34) 49.2   (1.31) 52.1   (1.76) 45.7   (4.18) 34.0   (3.08) 56.0   (1.47) 59.2   (1.78) 56.0   (3.84) 40.5   (3.36)
22 to 24 years old 28.9   (0.79) 29.1   (1.01) 29.8   (2.13) 23.8   (1.57) 27.0   (1.15) 27.8   (1.44) 29.5   (3.12) 18.6   (2.08) 30.8   (1.10) 30.4   (1.46) 30.0   (2.99) 29.2   (2.16)
25 to 29 years old 14.6   (0.47) 14.6   (0.64) 16.5   (1.34) 11.4   (0.90) 13.5   (0.65) 13.8   (0.84) 13.9   (2.06) 9.6   (1.21) 15.8   (0.66) 15.4   (0.88) 18.8   (1.97) 13.6   (1.44)
30 to 34 years old 8.3   (0.39) 8.5   (0.50) 11.0   (1.14) 5.7   (0.65) 6.7   (0.44) 7.2   (0.62) 6.6   (1.20) 4.9   (0.87) 9.9   (0.58) 9.8   (0.77) 14.8   (1.80) 6.6   (0.95)
                                                                         
20112                                                                        
Total, 3 to 34 years old 56.8   (0.19) 56.4   (0.23) 58.8   (0.56) 55.6   (0.35) 56.2   (0.26) 56.1   (0.30) 58.3   (0.81) 54.1   (0.47) 57.4   (0.26) 56.8   (0.33) 59.3   (0.69) 57.2   (0.47)
3 and 4 years old1 52.4   (0.90) 56.2   (1.13) 57.4   (2.87) 41.6   (1.73) 52.8   (1.33) 56.4   (1.66) 55.6   (3.51) 43.6   (2.57) 52.1   (1.27) 56.1   (1.70) 59.3   (4.19) 39.6   (2.33)
5 and 6 years old 95.1   (0.43) 95.8   (0.54) 92.0   (1.74) 95.6   (0.72) 95.1   (0.63) 95.5   (0.81) 91.8   (2.28) 95.9   (0.99) 95.2   (0.59) 96.1   (0.66) 92.2   (2.51) 95.3   (1.19)
7 to 9 years old 98.0   (0.21) 98.2   (0.29) 96.9   (0.76) 98.2   (0.47) 98.1   (0.28) 98.3   (0.37) 97.3   (1.01) 98.8   (0.52) 97.9   (0.31) 98.1   (0.40) 96.5   (1.18) 97.6   (0.76)
10 to 13 years old 98.5   (0.17) 98.5   (0.23) 99.0   (0.46) 98.5   (0.37) 98.6   (0.22) 98.5   (0.32) 98.9   (0.53) 98.8   (0.51) 98.4   (0.23) 98.5   (0.29) 99.0   (0.51) 98.2   (0.55)
14 and 15 years old 98.6   (0.21) 98.9   (0.23) 98.4   (0.64) 98.2   (0.58) 98.4   (0.34) 98.4   (0.39) 97.6   (1.10) 98.7   (0.87) 98.9   (0.27) 99.3   (0.26) 99.3   (0.69) 97.6   (0.90)
16 and 17 years old 95.7   (0.38) 95.9   (0.50) 95.7   (0.89) 94.6   (0.87) 95.4   (0.52) 95.8   (0.67) 93.8   (1.52) 94.6   (1.23) 96.0   (0.51) 95.9   (0.64) 97.7   (0.90) 94.6   (1.28)
18 and 19 years old 71.1   (0.95) 72.1   (1.13) 74.6   (2.42) 65.2   (1.81) 68.8   (1.35) 69.9   (1.71) 73.5   (3.68) 61.0   (2.84) 73.5   (1.29) 74.3   (1.50) 75.5   (3.13) 70.3   (2.62)
20 and 21 years old 52.7   (1.05) 56.2   (1.34) 41.2   (2.92) 45.7   (2.14) 49.2   (1.39) 53.0   (1.66) 38.1   (4.04) 43.1   (3.34) 56.4   (1.48) 59.5   (1.91) 44.6   (4.55) 48.8   (2.89)
22 to 24 years old 31.1   (0.82) 32.9   (1.09) 31.6   (2.21) 23.6   (1.63) 30.3   (1.10) 33.1   (1.49) 30.2   (3.28) 21.0   (2.07) 32.0   (1.09) 32.7   (1.38) 32.7   (2.78) 26.6   (2.30)
25 to 29 years old 14.8   (0.44) 15.2   (0.49) 18.7   (1.57) 10.5   (1.04) 12.9   (0.62) 13.2   (0.71) 14.6   (2.12) 9.9   (1.43) 16.8   (0.63) 17.3   (0.75) 22.3   (2.09) 11.2   (1.27)
30 to 34 years old 7.7   (0.32) 7.8   (0.39) 11.7   (1.19) 4.5   (0.55) 6.4   (0.42) 7.0   (0.54) 7.6   (1.63) 3.4   (0.65) 8.9   (0.50) 8.5   (0.59) 15.0   (1.81) 5.8   (0.92)
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Beginning in 1994, preprimary enrollment data were collected using new procedures. Data may not be comparable to figures for earlier years.
2 Beginning in 2010, standard errors were computed using replicate weights, which produced more precise values than the methodology used in prior years.
NOTE: Includes enrollment in any type of graded public, parochial, or other private schools. Includes nursery schools, preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and professional schools. Attendance may be on either a full-time or part-time basis and during the day or night. Total includes persons from other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, selected years, 1980 through 2011. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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