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Table 44. Enrollment and percentage distribution of enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by race/ethnicity and region: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2021
Region and year Enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution
Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races Total White Black His-
panic
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States                                
1995 44,840 29,030 7,552 6,085 1,668 505   100.0 64.7 16.8 13.6 3.7 1.1  
2000 47,204 28,873 8,099 7,733 1,949 550   100.0 61.2 17.2 16.4 4.1 1.2  
2001 47,672 28,731 8,176 8,175 2,026 563   100.0 60.3 17.1 17.1 4.3 1.2  
2002 48,183 28,614 8,297 8,601 2,088 583   100.0 59.4 17.2 17.9 4.3 1.2  
2003 48,540 28,438 8,347 9,018 2,144 593   100.0 58.6 17.2 18.6 4.4 1.2  
                                 
2004 48,795 28,186 8,400 9,415 2,204 591   100.0 57.8 17.2 19.3 4.5 1.2  
2005 49,113 28,001 8,443 9,794 2,278 598   100.0 57.0 17.2 19.9 4.6 1.2  
2006 49,316 27,797 8,421 10,171 2,331 595   100.0 56.4 17.1 20.6 4.7 1.2  
2007 49,293 27,454 8,392 10,457 2,396 594   100.0 55.7 17.0 21.2 4.9 1.2  
2008 49,266 27,053 8,359 10,570 2,450 589 244 1 100.0 54.9 17.0 21.5 5.0 1.2 0.5 1
                                 
2009 49,373 26,747 8,286 10,918 2,494 593 335 1 100.0 54.2 16.8 22.1 5.1 1.2 0.7 1
2010 49,484 25,930 7,918 11,442 2,467 566 1,161   100.0 52.4 16.0 23.1 5.0 1.1 2.3  
20112 49,636 25,755 7,902 11,673 2,535 573 1,197   100.0 51.9 15.9 23.5 5.1 1.2 2.4  
20122 49,828 25,627 7,877 11,920 2,595 576 1,233   100.0 51.4 15.8 23.9 5.2 1.2 2.5  
20132 50,067 25,525 7,876 12,161 2,653 582 1,270   100.0 51.0 15.7 24.3 5.3 1.2 2.5  
                                 
20142 50,407 25,455 7,913 12,427 2,716 590 1,306   100.0 50.5 15.7 24.7 5.4 1.2 2.6  
20152 50,773 25,417 7,949 12,688 2,777 600 1,344   100.0 50.1 15.7 25.0 5.5 1.2 2.6  
20162 51,146 25,379 7,991 12,945 2,842 608 1,380   100.0 49.6 15.6 25.3 5.6 1.2 2.7  
20172 51,524 25,350 8,035 13,200 2,906 618 1,416   100.0 49.2 15.6 25.6 5.6 1.2 2.7  
20182 51,880 25,320 8,077 13,445 2,959 627 1,452   100.0 48.8 15.6 25.9 5.7 1.2 2.8  
                                 
20192 52,260 25,311 8,135 13,676 3,015 638 1,486   100.0 48.4 15.6 26.2 5.8 1.2 2.8  
20202 52,688 25,329 8,200 13,921 3,070 648 1,521   100.0 48.1 15.6 26.4 5.8 1.2 2.9  
20212 53,113 25,338 8,273 14,170 3,117 658 1,557   100.0 47.7 15.6 26.7 5.9 1.2 2.9  
                                 
Northeast                                
1995 7,894 5,497 1,202 878 295 21   100.0 69.6 15.2 11.1 3.7 0.3  
2000 8,222 5,545 1,270 1,023 361 24   100.0 67.4 15.4 12.4 4.4 0.3  
2001 8,254 5,527 1,273 1,050 378 25   100.0 67.0 15.4 12.7 4.6 0.3  
2002 8,297 5,503 1,287 1,091 390 26   100.0 66.3 15.5 13.2 4.7 0.3  
2003 8,292 5,455 1,284 1,124 403 27   100.0 65.8 15.5 13.6 4.9 0.3  
                                 
2004 8,271 5,384 1,292 1,155 414 27   100.0 65.1 15.6 14.0 5.0 0.3  
2005 8,240 5,317 1,282 1,189 425 27   100.0 64.5 15.6 14.4 5.2 0.3  
2006 8,258 5,281 1,279 1,230 440 28   100.0 64.0 15.5 14.9 5.3 0.3  
2007 8,122 5,148 1,250 1,246 451 27   100.0 63.4 15.4 15.3 5.6 0.3  
2008 8,053 5,041 1,226 1,267 468 27 25 1 100.0 62.6 15.2 15.7 5.8 0.3 0.3 1
                                 
2009 8,093 5,011 1,230 1,308 487 27 30 1 100.0 61.9 15.2 16.2 6.0 0.3 0.4 1
2010 8,071 4,876 1,208 1,364 500 27 96   100.0 60.4 15.0 16.9 6.2 0.3 1.2  
                                 
Midwest                                
1995 10,512 8,335 1,450 438 197 92   100.0 79.3 13.8 4.2 1.9 0.9  
2000 10,730 8,208 1,581 610 239 92   100.0 76.5 14.7 5.7 2.2 0.9  
2001 10,746 8,144 1,602 657 248 94   100.0 75.8 14.9 6.1 2.3 0.9  
2002 10,819 8,118 1,638 704 255 104   100.0 75.0 15.1 6.5 2.4 1.0  
2003 10,809 8,055 1,644 751 262 97   100.0 74.5 15.2 7.0 2.4 0.9  
                                 
2004 10,775 7,983 1,634 793 269 96   100.0 74.1 15.2 7.4 2.5 0.9  
2005 10,819 7,950 1,654 836 283 96   100.0 73.5 15.3 7.7 2.6 0.9  
2006 10,819 7,894 1,655 883 290 97   100.0 73.0 15.3 8.2 2.7 0.9  
2007 10,770 7,808 1,642 922 300 99   100.0 72.5 15.2 8.6 2.8 0.9  
2008 10,743 7,734 1,632 963 314 99   100.0 72.0 15.2 9.0 2.9 0.9  
                                 
2009 10,672 7,622 1,606 1,000 318 98 29 1 100.0 71.4 15.0 9.4 3.0 0.9 0.3 1
2010 10,610 7,327 1,505 1,077 312 94 294   100.0 69.1 14.2 10.2 2.9 0.9 2.8  
                                 
South                                
1995 16,118 9,563 4,237 1,891 280 148   100.0 59.3 26.3 11.7 1.7 0.9  
2000 17,007 9,500 4,517 2,468 352 170   100.0 55.9 26.6 14.5 2.1 1.0  
2001 17,231 9,477 4,555 2,650 373 175   100.0 55.0 26.4 15.4 2.2 1.0  
2002 17,471 9,457 4,617 2,823 394 180   100.0 54.1 26.4 16.2 2.3 1.0  
2003 17,673 9,437 4,656 2,980 410 189   100.0 53.4 26.3 16.9 2.3 1.1  
                                 
2004 17,892 9,410 4,704 3,155 432 191   100.0 52.6 26.3 17.6 2.4 1.1  
2005 18,103 9,381 4,738 3,334 456 194   100.0 51.8 26.2 18.4 2.5 1.1  
2006 18,294 9,358 4,729 3,522 485 200   100.0 51.2 25.9 19.3 2.6 1.1  
2007 18,425 9,287 4,751 3,674 511 201   100.0 50.4 25.8 19.9 2.8 1.1  
2008 18,491 9,190 4,771 3,790 537 203   100.0 49.7 25.8 20.5 2.9 1.1  
                                 
2009 18,652 9,118 4,747 3,957 564 211 55 1 100.0 48.9 25.5 21.2 3.0 1.1 0.3 1
2010 18,805 8,869 4,545 4,206 555 207 424   100.0 47.2 24.2 22.4 3.0 1.1 2.3  
                                 
West                                
1995 10,316 5,635 663 2,878 896 244   100.0 54.6 6.4 27.9 8.7 2.4  
2000 11,244 5,620 732 3,632 997 264   100.0 50.0 6.5 32.3 8.9 2.3  
2001 11,441 5,583 745 3,818 1,027 269   100.0 48.8 6.5 33.4 9.0 2.3  
2002 11,596 5,536 755 3,983 1,048 273   100.0 47.7 6.5 34.3 9.0 2.4  
2003 11,766 5,492 763 4,163 1,069 280   100.0 46.7 6.5 35.4 9.1 2.4  
                                 
2004 11,857 5,409 770 4,311 1,089 277   100.0 45.6 6.5 36.4 9.2 2.3  
2005 11,951 5,352 769 4,435 1,114 281   100.0 44.8 6.4 37.1 9.3 2.4  
2006 11,945 5,265 758 4,536 1,117 270   100.0 44.1 6.3 38.0 9.3 2.3  
2007 11,976 5,211 749 4,614 1,134 267   100.0 43.5 6.3 38.5 9.5 2.2  
2008 11,979 5,088 730 4,550 1,131 261 220 1 100.0 42.5 6.1 38.0 9.4 2.2 1.8 1
                                 
2009 11,956 4,998 702 4,654 1,124 257 221 1 100.0 41.8 5.9 38.9 9.4 2.1 1.8 1
2010 11,998 4,859 661 4,795 1,100 237 347   100.0 40.5 5.5 40.0 9.2 2.0 2.9  
—Not available.
1 For this year, data on students of two or more races were reported by only a small number of states. Therefore, the data are not comparable to figures for 2010 and later years.
2 Projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment data for students not reported by race/ethnicity were prorated by state and grade to match state totals. Prior to 2008, data on students of two or more races were not collected. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 1995-96 through 2010-11; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. (This table was prepared October 2012.)
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