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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table B-2.  Actual and projected prekindergarten- and kindergarten-age populations, by age: 1995 through 2020

[In thousands]
Year (July 1) 3- to 5-year-olds 3-year-olds 4-year-olds 5-year-olds
         
Actual        
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 11,703 3,826 3,906 3,971
2001 11,601 3,828 3,847 3,926
2002 11,563 3,850 3,847 3,865
2003 11,657 3,928 3,867 3,863
2004 11,921 4,098 3,942 3,881
2005 12,122 4,052 4,113 3,957
2006 12,292 4,097 4,067 4,128
2007 12,356 4,159 4,113 4,084
2008 12,468 4,168 4,173 4,127
2009 12,590 4,224 4,181 4,186
Projected        
2010 12,779 4,349 4,236 4,193
2011 12,874 4,386 4,268 4,220
2012 12,983 4,428 4,304 4,251
2013 13,104 4,471 4,345 4,288
2014 13,231 4,515 4,388 4,328
2015 13,358 4,557 4,430 4,371
2016 13,481 4,596 4,471 4,414
2017 13,597 4,632 4,510 4,455
2018 13,705 4,665 4,546 4,494
2019 13,804 4,696 4,578 4,529
2020 13,896 4,725 4,609 4,562
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 2008 National Population Projections, ratio-adjusted to line up with the most recent historical estimate.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/; and Population Projections, retrieved November 2, 2009, from
http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/2008projections.html. (This table was prepared January 2011.)

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