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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table B-3.  Actual and projected school-age populations, by selected ages: 1996 through 2021
[In thousands]
Year (July 1) 5-year-olds 6-year-olds 5- to 13-year-olds 14- to 17-year-olds
Actual        
1996 4,119 4,088 35,375 15,443
1997 4,104 4,127 35,915 15,769
1998 4,040 4,112 36,454 15,829
1999 3,996 4,045 36,804 16,007
2000 3,968 4,004 37,054 16,144
2001 3,910 3,973 37,093 16,280
2002 3,837 3,913 37,001 16,506
2003 3,824 3,838 36,814 16,694
2004 3,830 3,822 36,458 17,054
2005 3,893 3,828 36,248 17,358
2006 4,051 3,891 36,269 17,549
2007 3,993 4,046 36,296 17,597
2008 4,024 3,988 36,438 17,395
2009 4,070 4,018 36,657 17,232
2010 4,070 4,068 36,932 17,063
Projected        
2011 4,095 4,095 37,307 16,905
2012 4,126 4,122 37,713 16,812
2013 4,161 4,152 38,117 16,787
2014 4,201 4,188 38,522 16,833
2015 4,242 4,228 38,820 17,086
2016 4,284 4,271 39,163 17,343
2017 4,324 4,313 39,520 17,585
2018 4,361 4,353 39,870 17,835
2019 4,396 4,391 40,227 17,963
2020 4,428 4,426 40,591 18,120
2021 4,457 4,458 40,954 18,282
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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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