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Table 36. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by region, state, and jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2021
Region, state, and jurisdiction Actual total enrollment Percent change in total enrollment, 2005 to 2010 Projected total enrollment Percent change in total enrollment, 2010 to 2021
Fall 1990 Fall 1995 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2015 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
United States 41,216,683 44,840,481 47,203,539 47,671,870 48,183,086 48,540,215 48,795,465 49,113,298 49,315,842 49,292,507 49,265,572 49,360,982 49,484,181 0.8 49,635,700 49,827,900 50,067,200 50,773,300 52,688,000 53,113,300 7.3
                                           
Region                                          
Northeast 7,281,763 7,894,190 8,222,127 8,250,440 8,296,621 8,292,315 8,271,259 8,240,160 8,257,889 8,122,022 8,052,985 8,092,029 8,071,335 -2.0 8,110,200 8,104,200 8,106,100 8,126,700 8,224,300 8,248,100 2.2
Midwest 9,943,761 10,512,459 10,729,987 10,744,536 10,818,970 10,808,977 10,775,409 10,818,815 10,819,248 10,770,212 10,742,973 10,672,171 10,609,604 -1.9 10,580,900 10,574,800 10,580,100 10,652,300 10,830,000 10,868,500 2.4
South 14,807,016 16,117,992 17,007,261 17,236,914 17,471,440 17,672,745 17,891,987 18,103,166 18,293,633 18,424,719 18,490,770 18,651,889 18,805,000 3.9 18,895,500 19,028,100 19,165,000 19,504,800 20,296,800 20,480,600 8.9
West 9,184,143 10,315,840 11,244,164 11,439,980 11,596,055 11,766,178 11,856,810 11,951,157 11,945,072 11,975,554 11,978,844 11,944,893 11,998,242 0.4 12,049,100 12,120,800 12,216,000 12,489,500 13,336,900 13,516,100 12.7
                                           
State                                          
Alabama 721,806 746,149 739,992 737,190 739,366 731,220 730,140 741,761 743,632 744,865 745,668 748,889 755,552 1.9 754,500 754,300 754,200 756,200 751,000 751,000 -0.6
Alaska 113,903 127,618 133,356 134,349 134,364 133,933 132,970 133,288 132,608 131,029 130,662 131,661 132,104 -0.9 133,000 134,400 136,500 141,800 157,600 161,000 21.9
Arizona 639,853 743,566 877,696 922,180 937,755 1,012,068 1,043,298 1,094,454 1,068,249 1,087,447 1,087,817 1,077,831 1,071,751 -2.1 1,076,000 1,085,000 1,099,400 1,139,800 1,261,200 1,287,500 20.1
Arkansas 436,286 453,257 449,959 449,805 450,985 454,523 463,115 474,206 476,409 479,016 478,965 480,559 482,114 1.7 483,200 484,800 486,700 489,200 493,000 494,100 2.5
California 4,950,474 5,536,406 6,140,814 6,247,726 6,353,667 6,413,867 6,441,557 6,437,202 6,406,750 6,343,471 6,322,528 6,263,438 6,289,578 -2.3 6,320,200 6,347,100 6,384,700 6,505,200 6,929,000 7,012,800 11.5
                                           
Colorado 574,213 656,279 724,508 742,145 751,862 757,693 765,976 779,826 794,026 801,867 818,443 832,368 843,316 8.1 851,800 861,100 870,600 894,900 945,600 954,000 13.1
Connecticut 469,123 517,935 562,179 570,228 570,023 577,203 577,390 575,059 575,100 570,626 567,198 563,968 560,546 -2.5 553,500 549,100 545,600 542,600 548,400 551,000 -1.7
Delaware 99,658 108,461 114,676 115,555 116,342 117,668 119,091 120,937 122,254 122,574 125,430 126,801 129,403 7.0 130,100 130,900 132,100 135,400 141,900 142,700 10.3
District of Columbia 80,694 79,802 68,925 75,392 76,166 78,057 76,714 76,876 72,850 78,422 68,681 69,433 71,284 -7.3 69,400 68,000 66,800 65,300 61,200 60,400 -15.3
Florida 1,861,592 2,176,222 2,434,821 2,500,478 2,539,929 2,587,628 2,639,336 2,675,024 2,671,513 2,666,811 2,631,020 2,634,522 2,643,347 -1.2 2,648,200 2,663,700 2,678,300 2,722,800 2,888,700 2,935,500 11.1
                                           
Georgia 1,151,687 1,311,126 1,444,937 1,470,634 1,496,012 1,522,611 1,553,437 1,598,461 1,629,157 1,649,589 1,655,792 1,667,685 1,677,067 4.9 1,684,300 1,697,400 1,709,700 1,738,600 1,808,500 1,828,000 9.0
Hawaii 171,708 187,180 184,360 184,546 183,829 183,609 183,185 182,818 180,728 179,897 179,478 180,196 179,601 -1.8 179,200 179,200 179,600 180,900 184,200 184,300 2.6
Idaho 220,840 243,097 245,117 246,521 248,604 252,120 256,084 261,982 267,380 272,119 275,051 276,299 275,859 5.3 277,000 279,100 281,900 287,900 301,700 304,600 10.4
Illinois 1,821,407 1,943,623 2,048,792 2,071,391 2,084,187 2,100,961 2,097,503 2,111,706 2,118,276 2,112,805 2,119,707 2,104,175 2,091,654 -0.9 2,088,600 2,083,600 2,080,000 2,088,200 2,105,700 2,109,300 0.8
Indiana 954,525 977,263 989,267 996,133 1,003,875 1,011,130 1,021,348 1,035,074 1,045,940 1,046,766 1,046,147 1,046,661 1,047,232 1.2 1,047,400 1,049,000 1,050,400 1,056,000 1,071,900 1,077,400 2.9
                                           
Iowa 483,652 502,343 495,080 485,932 482,210 481,226 478,319 483,482 483,122 485,115 487,559 491,842 495,775 2.5 495,100 495,400 496,600 499,500 500,800 500,100 0.9
Kansas 437,034 463,008 470,610 470,205 470,957 470,490 469,136 467,525 469,506 468,295 471,060 474,489 483,701 3.5 483,800 486,900 490,400 498,700 510,800 511,900 5.8
Kentucky 636,401 659,821 665,850 654,363 660,782 663,369 674,796 679,878 683,152 666,225 670,030 680,089 673,128 -1.0 670,000 668,800 668,100 669,400 661,600 660,500 -1.9
Louisiana 784,757 797,366 743,089 731,328 730,464 727,709 724,281 654,526 675,851 681,038 684,873 690,915 696,558 6.4 697,300 699,000 699,800 701,400 688,400 685,100 -1.6
Maine 215,149 213,569 207,037 205,586 204,337 202,084 198,820 195,498 193,986 196,245 192,935 189,225 189,077 -3.3 187,000 185,800 185,400 185,900 189,200 190,100 0.5
                                           
Maryland 715,176 805,544 852,920 860,640 866,743 869,113 865,561 860,020 851,640 845,700 843,861 848,412 852,211 -0.9 855,000 859,600 865,600 885,800 957,400 971,800 14.0
Massachusetts 834,314 915,007 975,150 973,139 982,989 980,459 975,574 971,909 968,661 962,958 958,910 957,053 955,563 -1.7 950,800 947,000 943,800 940,600 941,700 943,800 -1.2
Michigan 1,584,431 1,641,456 1,720,626 1,730,669 1,785,160 1,757,604 1,751,290 1,742,282 1,722,656 1,692,739 1,659,921 1,649,082 1,587,067 -8.9 1,569,200 1,556,700 1,545,100 1,540,100 1,545,400 1,551,400 -2.2
Minnesota 756,374 835,166 854,340 851,384 846,891 842,854 838,503 839,243 840,565 837,578 836,048 837,053 838,037 -0.1 843,400 849,600 858,900 883,100 952,300 964,900 15.1
Mississippi 502,417 506,272 497,871 493,507 492,645 493,540 495,376 494,954 495,026 494,122 491,962 492,481 490,526 -0.9 486,200 484,500 482,600 480,400 467,500 465,000 -5.2
                                           
Missouri 816,558 889,881 912,744 909,792 906,499 905,941 905,449 917,705 920,353 917,188 917,871 917,982 918,710 0.1 917,000 917,900 919,300 926,700 942,400 945,900 3.0
Montana 152,974 165,547 154,875 151,947 149,995 148,356 146,705 145,416 144,418 142,823 141,899 141,807 141,693 -2.6 141,600 142,000 142,800 144,800 149,400 149,900 5.8
Nebraska 274,081 289,744 286,199 285,095 285,402 285,542 285,761 286,646 287,580 291,244 292,590 295,368 298,500 4.1 300,900 303,500 306,300 312,200 321,800 322,500 8.0
Nevada 201,316 265,041 340,706 356,814 369,498 385,401 400,083 412,395 424,766 429,362 433,371 428,947 437,149 6.0 440,300 443,900 448,700 464,100 513,900 527,700 20.7
New Hampshire 172,785 194,171 208,461 206,847 207,671 207,417 206,852 205,767 203,572 200,772 197,934 197,140 194,711 -5.4 192,900 191,400 190,500 189,900 196,300 198,600 2.0
                                           
New Jersey 1,089,646 1,197,381 1,313,405 1,341,656 1,367,438 1,380,753 1,393,347 1,395,602 1,388,850 1,382,348 1,381,420 1,396,029 1,402,548 0.5 1,383,500 1,380,000 1,377,200 1,377,000 1,390,300 1,394,400 -0.6
New Mexico 301,881 329,640 320,306 320,260 320,234 323,066 326,102 326,758 328,220 329,040 330,245 334,419 338,122 3.5 340,500 343,600 347,300 355,300 367,300 368,400 9.0
New York 2,598,337 2,813,230 2,882,188 2,872,132 2,888,233 2,864,775 2,836,337 2,815,581 2,809,649 2,765,435 2,740,592 2,766,052 2,734,955 -2.9 2,816,500 2,823,800 2,829,300 2,828,200 2,817,300 2,815,400 2.9
North Carolina 1,086,871 1,183,090 1,293,638 1,315,363 1,335,954 1,360,209 1,385,754 1,416,436 1,444,481 1,489,492 1,488,645 1,483,397 1,490,605 5.2 1,490,300 1,492,000 1,495,900 1,510,500 1,541,800 1,554,500 4.3
North Dakota 117,825 119,100 109,201 106,047 104,225 102,233 100,513 98,283 96,670 95,059 94,728 95,073 96,323 -2.0 96,900 97,700 98,600 100,400 104,400 104,500 8.5
                                           
Ohio 1,771,089 1,836,015 1,835,049 1,830,985 1,838,285 1,845,428 1,840,032 1,839,683 1,836,722 1,827,184 1,817,163 1,764,297 1,754,191 -4.6 1,741,300 1,735,100 1,730,100 1,728,600 1,718,500 1,717,800 -2.1
Oklahoma 579,087 616,393 623,110 622,139 624,548 626,160 629,476 634,739 639,391 642,065 645,108 654,802 659,911 4.0 662,400 666,800 671,500 680,800 691,700 692,500 4.9
Oregon 472,394 527,914 546,231 551,480 554,071 551,273 552,505 552,194 562,574 565,586 575,393 582,839 570,720 3.4 573,800 577,100 581,400 593,300 631,600 641,300 12.4
Pennsylvania 1,667,834 1,787,533 1,814,311 1,821,627 1,816,747 1,821,146 1,828,089 1,830,684 1,871,060 1,801,971 1,775,029 1,785,993 1,793,284 -2.0 1,787,800 1,790,400 1,798,300 1,824,500 1,892,000 1,903,200 6.1
Rhode Island 138,813 149,799 157,347 158,046 159,205 159,375 156,498 153,422 151,612 147,629 145,342 145,118 143,793 -6.3 142,300 141,600 141,300 142,500 149,400 150,900 4.9
                                           
South Carolina 622,112 645,586 677,411 676,198 694,389 699,198 703,736 701,544 708,021 712,317 718,113 723,143 725,838 3.5 728,500 732,400 737,100 748,300 764,000 767,800 5.8
South Dakota 129,164 144,685 128,603 127,542 130,048 125,537 122,798 122,012 121,158 121,606 126,429 123,713 126,128 3.4 125,900 126,600 127,500 129,200 133,500 134,000 6.2
Tennessee 824,595 893,770 909,161 924,899 927,608 936,682 941,091 953,928 978,368 964,259 971,950 972,549 987,422 3.5 986,000 988,400 992,800 1,006,100 1,037,100 1,045,600 5.9
Texas 3,382,887 3,748,167 4,059,619 4,163,447 4,259,823 4,331,751 4,405,215 4,525,394 4,599,509 4,674,832 4,752,148 4,850,210 4,935,715 9.1 5,012,500 5,094,500 5,173,900 5,341,800 5,712,300 5,782,300 17.2
Utah 446,652 477,121 481,485 484,684 489,262 495,981 503,607 508,430 523,386 576,244 559,778 571,586 585,552 15.2 576,400 579,600 583,000 590,500 609,400 616,400 5.3
                                           
Vermont 95,762 105,565 102,049 101,179 99,978 99,103 98,352 96,638 95,399 94,038 93,625 91,451 96,858 0.2 95,900 95,100 94,700 95,500 99,700 100,700 4.0
Virginia 998,601 1,079,854 1,144,915 1,163,091 1,177,229 1,192,092 1,204,739 1,213,616 1,220,440 1,230,857 1,235,795 1,245,340 1,251,440 3.1 1,256,300 1,262,800 1,271,500 1,297,300 1,368,500 1,384,500 10.6
Washington 839,709 956,572 1,004,770 1,009,200 1,014,798 1,021,349 1,020,005 1,031,985 1,026,774 1,030,247 1,037,018 1,035,347 1,043,788 1.1 1,049,500 1,058,200 1,068,600 1,097,900 1,192,400 1,215,200 16.4
West Virginia 322,389 307,112 286,367 282,885 282,455 281,215 280,129 280,866 281,939 282,535 282,729 282,662 282,879 0.7 281,300 280,200 278,400 275,500 262,200 259,300 -8.3
Wisconsin 797,621 870,175 879,476 879,361 881,231 880,031 864,757 875,174 876,700 874,633 873,750 872,436 872,286 -0.3 871,400 872,800 876,900 889,600 922,500 928,800 6.5
Wyoming 98,226 99,859 89,940 88,128 88,116 87,462 84,733 84,409 85,193 86,422 87,161 88,155 89,009 5.4 89,800 90,500 91,500 93,100 93,600 93,000 4.5
                                           
Jurisdiction                                          
Bureau of Indian
    Education
46,938 46,476 46,126 45,828 45,828 50,938 40,927 41,351 41,962 -17.6
DoD, overseas 73,581 73,212 72,889 71,053 68,327 62,543 60,891 57,247 56,768
DoD, domestic 34,174 32,847 32,115 30,603 29,151 28,329 26,631 27,548 28,013
Other jurisdictions                                          
American Samoa 12,463 14,576 15,702 15,897 15,984 15,893 16,126 16,438 16,400
Guam 26,391 32,960 32,473 31,992 31,572 30,605 30,986 31,618 2.0
Northern Marianas 6,449 8,809 10,004 10,479 11,251 11,244 11,601 11,718 11,695 11,299 10,913 10,961 11,105 -5.2
Puerto Rico 644,734 627,620 612,725 604,177 596,502 584,916 575,648 563,490 544,138 526,565 503,635 493,393 473,735 -15.9
U.S. Virgin Islands 21,750 22,737 19,459 18,780 18,333 17,716 16,429 16,750 16,284 15,903 15,768 15,493 15,495 -7.5
—Not available.                    
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.                    
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1990-91 through 2010-11, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. (This table was prepared June 2012.)                    
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