Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A4.-Percentage of public school principals by community type, by sex, race-ethnicity,
          and age:  1993-94
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                                                    Community type
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Principal characteristics         Central city  Urban fringe/large town  Rural/small town
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Total number                           19,027                21,700          38,891
Sex
 Male                                    52.6                  59.2            75.2
 Female                                  47.4                  40.8            24.8
Race-ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaska Native            0.6                   0.5             1.0
 Asian/Pacific Islander                   1.4                   1.3             0.2
 Black non-Hispanic                      24.3                   8.8             3.8
 White non-Hispanic                      65.4                  84.9            93.1
 Hispanic                                 8.3                   4.5             1.8
Total minority                           34.6                  15.1             6.9
Age
 Under 35                                 1.2                   1.2             3.4
 35-39                                    5.0                   6.1             8.8
 40-44                                   19.5                  19.3            24.1
 45-49                                   31.8                  34.0            30.8
 50-54                                   24.7                  23.2            19.1
 55 or over                              17.7                  16.2            13.8
Average age                              48.6                  48.2            46.9
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NOTE: Details may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools 
and Staffing Survey:  1993-94 (Public School Principal and School Questionnaires).


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