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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table B-2.  Actual and projected numbers for preprimary school-age populations: 1991 through 2016

[In thousands]
Year (July 1) 3- to 5-year-olds 3-year-olds 4-year-olds 5-year-olds
Actual
1991 11,151 3,723 3,722 3,707
1992 11,346 3,824 3,790 3,732
1993 11,692 3,989 3,898 3,805
1994 12,001 4,023 4,066 3,912
1995 12,188 4,004 4,103 4,081
1996 12,141 3,936 4,086 4,119
1997 12,019 3,894 4,021 4,104
1998 11,880 3,862 3,979 4,040
1999 11,768 3,827 3,946 3,996
2000 11,700 3,824 3,905 3,971
2001 11,576 3,815 3,839 3,923
2002 11,507 3,822 3,830 3,856
2003 11,563 3,882 3,836 3,846
2004 11,795 4,050 3,894 3,851
2005 11,977 4,007 4,062 3,908
 
Projected
2006 12,266 4,101 4,081 4,084
2007 12,331 4,133 4,109 4,089
2008 12,427 4,170 4,140 4,116
2009 12,534 4,209 4,177 4,148
2010 12,650 4,250 4,216 4,184
2011 12,772 4,293 4,256 4,223
2012 12,901 4,338 4,300 4,263
2013 13,033 4,381 4,345 4,307
2014 13,160 4,420 4,388 4,352
2015 13,277 4,455 4,427 4,395
2016 13,381 4,485 4,462 4,435
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Projections are from the U.S. Census Bureau's middle series.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved October 10 and 11, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/popest/archives/EST90INTERCENSAL/US-EST90INT-datasets.html and http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2005_nat_af.html; and Population Projections, retrieved October 10 and 11, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/. (This table was prepared November 2006.)
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