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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table B-2.  Actual and projected prekindergarten- and kindergarten-age populations, by age: 1996 through 2021
[In thousands]
Year (July 1) 3- to 5-year-olds 3-year-olds 4-year-olds 5-year-olds
Actual        
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 11,691 3,821 3,902 3,968
2001 11,540 3,803 3,827 3,910
2002 11,454 3,804 3,813 3,837
2003 11,501 3,861 3,817 3,824
2004 11,714 4,008 3,877 3,830
2005 11,866 3,943 4,030 3,893
2006 11,987 3,966 3,971 4,051
2007 11,996 4,004 3,998 3,993
2008 12,058 3,992 4,041 4,024
2009 12,129 4,026 4,033 4,070
2010 12,280 4,134 4,076 4,070
Projected        
2011 12,371 4,169 4,106 4,095
2012 12,475 4,208 4,141 4,126
2013 12,591 4,250 4,180 4,161
2014 12,714 4,291 4,222 4,201
2015 12,836 4,331 4,263 4,242
2016 12,955 4,368 4,302 4,284
2017 13,066 4,403 4,339 4,324
2018 13,169 4,434 4,374 4,361
2019 13,265 4,464 4,405 4,396
2020 13,354 4,492 4,434 4,428
2021 13,438 4,518 4,462 4,457
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 16, 2011 from http://www.census.gov/popest/data/index.html; and 2008 National Population Projections, retrieved November 2, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/2008projections.html. (This table was prepared January 2012.)

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