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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 7.1.

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school enrollment, by locale and race/ethnicity: 1993, 2000, and 2003


Year and race/ethnicity Total Central city Urban fringe Town Rural
1993          
White 66.0 44.3 68.8 78.4 83.5
Total minority 34.0 55.7 31.2 21.6 16.5
Black 16.6 28.7 13.6 10.4 8.7
Hispanic 12.7 21.4 11.8 8.3 4.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.6 5.0 5.4 1.3 1.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.5 2.3
           
2000          
White 61.0 37.0 64.8 73.5 81.5
Total minority 39.0 63.0 35.2 26.5 18.5
Black 17.0 29.6 12.9 13.8 8.6
Hispanic 16.6 26.8 16.4 9.5 6.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.2 5.7 5.2 1.0 1.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.7 2.2 2.2
           
2003          
White 58.7 35.2 63.5 70.5 79.1
Total minority 41.3 64.8 36.5 29.5 20.9
Black 17.2 27.7 13.3 13.6 9.9
Hispanic 18.5 29.8 17.5 11.5 7.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4 6.6 4.9 1.7 1.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.7 2.7 2.3
NOTE: 1993 data exclude race/ethnicity information for Maine. 2000 and 2003 data exclude race/ethnicity information for Tennessee. For more information on locale codes, see the NCES Common Core of Data, Public Elementary/Secondary School Locale Code File: School Year 2003-04. For locale definitions, see Appendix C: Guide to Sources. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1993-94, 2000-01, and 2003-04.
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