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Table 130. Percentage of high school dropouts among persons 16 through 24 years old (status dropout rate) and number of status dropouts, by noninstitutionalized or institutionalized status, birth in or outside of the United States, and selected characteristics: 2010
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Total status dropout rate Noninstitutionalized population1 Institutionalized population2
Number of status dropouts Percentage distribution of status dropouts Status dropout rate Number of status dropouts Status dropout rate
Total for noninstition-alized population For those born in the United States3 For those born outside of the United States3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 8.3   (0.08) 3,098,150   (30,678) 100.0   (†) 7.9   (0.08) 6.5   (0.06) 18.4   (0.30) 196,340 (4,610) 37.4 (0.74)
Sex                                            
Male 10.0   (0.10) 1,840,700   (20,936) 59.4   (0.35) 9.3   (0.10) 7.4   (0.08) 22.3   (0.41) 179,420 (4,561) 38.6 (0.82)
Female 6.6   (0.08) 1,257,450   (16,740) 40.6   (0.35) 6.5   (0.09) 5.6   (0.08) 13.8   (0.31) 16,920 (1,411) 27.9 (2.02)
                                             
Race/ethnicity                                            
White 5.3   (0.07) 1,141,870   (14,277) 36.9   (0.33) 5.1   (0.06) 5.2   (0.06) 4.0   (0.32) 49,490 (2,422) 28.8 (1.24)
Black 10.3   (0.17) 504,660   (9,563) 16.3   (0.31) 9.1   (0.17) 9.3   (0.18) 5.8   (0.53) 86,370 (3,009) 42.0 (1.05)
Hispanic 16.7   (0.26) 1,286,750   (21,222) 41.5   (0.44) 16.3   (0.26) 9.8   (0.21) 30.7   (0.49) 51,990 (2,217) 44.1 (1.51)
Asian 2.8   (0.16) 50,940   (2,878) 1.6   (0.09) 2.8   (0.16) 1.9   (0.19) 3.7   (0.25) 1,550 (405) 28.1 (6.20)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4.8   (0.95) 3,520   (763) 0.1   (0.02) 4.5   (0.95) 3.8 ! (1.21) 6.0 ! (1.80) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 15.4   (0.80) 46,300   (2,515) 1.5   (0.08) 14.9   (0.79) 15.0   (0.80)   (†) 2,900 (540) 38.9 (6.46)
Two or more races 6.1   (0.30) 56,480   (3,177) 1.8   (0.10) 5.8   (0.30) 5.9   (0.31) 5.0   (1.15) 3,550 (614) 23.3 (3.68)
                                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                                            
Male                                            
White 6.1   (0.09) 655,160   (9,646) 35.6   (0.43) 5.8   (0.09) 5.8   (0.09) 4.8   (0.48) 41,110 (2,216) 29.1 (1.41)
Black 12.7   (0.26) 283,800   (7,010) 15.4   (0.37) 10.5   (0.26) 10.8   (0.26) 6.2   (0.82) 82,320 (3,015) 43.8 (1.23)
Hispanic 20.2   (0.34) 806,820   (15,158) 43.8   (0.50) 19.5   (0.34) 11.3   (0.27) 35.8   (0.65) 48,320 (2,052) 44.6 (1.54)
Asian 3.4   (0.25) 30,040   (2,259) 1.6   (0.13) 3.2   (0.24) 2.2   (0.29) 4.3   (0.39) 1,520 (404) 30.8 (6.62)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4.9   (1.05) 1,670   (426) 0.1   (0.02) 4.3   (1.07) 2.7 ! (0.96) 7.6 ! (2.82) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 17.6   (1.34) 25,910   (2,241) 1.4   (0.12) 16.6   (1.35) 16.8   (1.36)   (†) 2,620 (510) 40.8 (6.55)
Two or more races 7.3   (0.49) 32,790   (2,536) 1.8   (0.14) 6.9   (0.50) 7.0   (0.56) 5.5   (1.18) 3,040 (568) 21.8 (3.79)
Female                                            
White 4.5   (0.09) 486,710   (9,652) 38.7   (0.59) 4.4   (0.09) 4.5   (0.09) 3.1   (0.35) 8,380 (1,021) 27.3 (2.75)
Black 7.8   (0.23) 220,860   (6,429) 17.6   (0.48) 7.7   (0.23) 7.9   (0.24) 5.5   (0.68) 4,040 (595) 23.0 (3.68)
Hispanic 12.8   (0.27) 479,930   (10,241) 38.2   (0.60) 12.7   (0.27) 8.3   (0.26) 24.0   (0.56) 3,670 (654) 39.1 (5.83)
Asian 2.3   (0.20) 20,890   (1,775) 1.7   (0.14) 2.3   (0.20) 1.5   (0.22) 3.1   (0.31) (†) (†)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4.8 ! (1.60) 1,850 ! (631) 0.1 ! (0.05) 4.8 ! (1.60) 5.0 ! (2.19)   (†) # (†) # (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 13.2   (1.15) 20,390   (1,818) 1.6   (0.14) 13.1   (1.14) 13.2   (1.16)   (†) (†) (†)
Two or more races 4.9   (0.41) 23,690   (2,134) 1.9   (0.17) 4.9   (0.42) 4.9   (0.45) 4.5 ! (1.66) (†) (†)
                                             
Age                                            
16 2.5   (0.09) 104,090   (3,825) 3.4   (0.12) 2.4   (0.09) 2.3   (0.09) 4.3   (0.41) 5,550 (1,344) 15.5 (3.47)
17 4.0   (0.12) 162,760   (5,159) 5.3   (0.16) 3.8   (0.12) 3.5   (0.11) 7.3   (0.53) 7,650 (1,372) 17.9 (2.90)
18 6.7   (0.14) 302,500   (6,636) 9.8   (0.19) 6.5   (0.14) 5.8   (0.14) 12.6   (0.75) 13,730 (1,200) 36.7 (2.46)
19 8.9   (0.19) 371,570   (8,362) 12.0   (0.23) 8.5   (0.18) 7.5   (0.17) 16.9   (0.75) 23,710 (1,723) 43.7 (2.29)
20–24 10.6   (0.10) 2,157,240   (22,873) 69.6   (0.32) 10.1   (0.10) 8.1   (0.08) 22.4   (0.42) 145,710 (3,847) 41.0 (0.93)
                                             
Region                                            
Northeast 6.3   (0.13) 407,520   (8,722) 13.2   (0.25) 5.9   (0.12) 4.7   (0.13) 13.4   (0.53) 30,040 (2,461) 36.7 (2.59)
Midwest 7.2   (0.12) 569,100   (10,593) 18.4   (0.29) 6.8   (0.12) 6.2   (0.11) 15.0   (0.76) 35,840 (2,153) 33.5 (1.70)
South 9.6   (0.13) 1,319,310   (18,853) 42.6   (0.45) 9.2   (0.13) 7.6   (0.11) 21.2   (0.49) 88,670 (2,960) 39.8 (1.16)
West 8.9   (0.14) 802,220   (13,257) 25.9   (0.34) 8.6   (0.14) 6.5   (0.12) 19.8   (0.46) 41,790 (2,253) 36.7 (1.85)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!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) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Persons living in households as well as persons living in noninstitutionalized group quarters. Noninstitutionalized group quarters include college and university housing, military quarters, facilities for workers and religious groups, and temporary shelters for the homeless.
2 Persons living in institutionalized group quarters, including adult and juvenile correctional facilities, nursing facilities, and other health care facilities.
3 United States refers to the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOTE: "Status" dropouts are 16- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and who have not completed a high school program, regardless of when they left school and whether they ever attended school in the United States. People who have received GED credentials are counted as high school completers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Status dropout rates in this table may differ from those in tables based on the Current Population Survey (CPS) because of differences in survey design and target populations.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010. (This table was prepared September 2012.)
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