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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 7.2.

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by region, state, and race/ethnicity: 2004


Region and state Total enrollment Total White Total minority Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Total 48,359,608 100.0 57.9 42.1 17.3 19.2 4.5 1.2
Northeast                
Connecticut 577,390 100.0 67.5 32.5 13.8 15.0 3.4 0.4
Maine 198,820 100.0 95.5 4.5 1.9 0.8 1.3 0.5
Massachusetts 975,574 100.0 74.2 25.8 8.9 11.8 4.8 0.3
New Hampshire 206,852 100.0 93.8 6.2 1.6 2.6 1.8 0.3
New Jersey 1,393,334 100.0 57.1 42.9 17.7 17.7 7.2 0.2
New York 2,836,337 100.0 53.1 46.9 19.9 19.8 6.7 0.5
Pennsylvania 1,828,089 100.0 75.5 24.5 16.0 6.0 2.3 0.1
Rhode Island 156,496 100.0 70.9 29.1 8.6 16.8 3.2 0.6
Vermont 97,772 100.0 95.8 4.2 1.4 0.9 1.5 0.5
Midwest                
Illinois 2,081,705 100.0 57.0 43.0 20.7 18.4 3.7 0.2
Indiana 1,021,348 100.0 81.0 19.0 12.4 5.2 1.1 0.3
Iowa 478,319 100.0 87.4 12.6 4.8 5.4 1.9 0.6
Kansas 458,442 100.0 75.9 24.1 8.7 11.6 2.3 1.4
Michigan 1,739,570 100.0 72.7 27.3 19.9 4.2 2.2 1.0
Minnesota 838,503 100.0 79.3 20.7 8.2 5.0 5.5 2.1
Missouri 905,449 100.0 77.3 22.7 17.9 2.9 1.5 0.4
Nebraska 285,761 100.0 78.5 21.5 7.4 10.8 1.7 1.6
North Dakota 100,513 100.0 87.2 12.8 1.2 2.4 0.9 8.3
Ohio 1,797,318 100.0 79.1 20.9 17.1 2.3 1.4 0.1
South Dakota 122,798 100.0 84.6 15.4 1.6 1.9 1.0 10.9
Wisconsin 864,757 100.0 78.3 21.7 10.5 6.3 3.4 1.5
South                
Alabama 730,140 100.0 59.7 40.3 36.1 2.4 1.0 0.8
Arkansas 463,115 100.0 69.2 30.8 23.0 6.0 1.3 0.6
Delaware 119,091 100.0 56.2 43.8 32.3 8.5 2.7 0.3
District of Columbia 76,714 100.0 4.6 95.4 84.5 9.5 1.4 #
Florida 2,639,336 100.0 50.5 49.5 24.1 23.0 2.1 0.3
Georgia 1,519,197 100.0 50.5 49.5 38.9 7.9 2.7 0.2
Kentucky 636,880 100.0 86.6 13.4 10.5 1.8 0.9 0.2
Louisiana 724,281 100.0 48.3 51.7 47.7 1.9 1.4 0.7
Maryland 865,561 100.0 49.5 50.5 38.1 7.0 5.0 0.4
Mississippi 495,376 100.0 47.0 53.0 50.8 1.3 0.8 0.2
North Carolina 1,385,754 100.0 57.4 42.6 31.6 7.5 2.0 1.5
Oklahoma 629,476 100.0 60.6 39.4 10.8 8.2 1.6 18.7
South Carolina 699,723 100.0 54.0 46.0 40.8 3.6 1.2 0.3
Tennessee 941,091 100.0 70.0 30.0 25.1 3.3 1.4 0.2
Texas 4,405,215 100.0 37.7 62.3 14.2 44.7 3.0 0.3
Virginia 1,188,296 100.0 60.6 39.4 27.1 7.1 4.9 0.3
West Virginia 280,129 100.0 93.9 6.1 4.8 0.6 0.6 0.1
West                
Alaska 132,970 100.0 58.3 41.7 4.6 4.1 6.7 26.3
Arizona 1,043,298 100.0 48.3 51.7 5.0 38.2 2.3 6.2
California 6,213,073 100.0 31.9 68.1 8.1 47.7 11.5 0.8
Colorado 765,976 100.0 63.5 36.5 5.9 26.2 3.2 1.2
Hawaii 183,185 100.0 20.0 80.0 2.4 4.5 72.5 0.6
Idaho 256,084 100.0 83.5 16.5 1.0 12.4 1.5 1.6
Montana 146,705 100.0 84.5 15.5 0.8 2.3 1.1 11.3
Nevada1 400,083 100.0 50.8 49.2 10.7 30.2 6.7 1.7
New Mexico 326,102 100.0 31.9 68.1 2.5 53.3 1.2 11.1
Oregon 533,119 100.0 75.4 24.6 3.3 14.5 4.6 2.3
Utah 494,574 100.0 82.7 17.3 1.2 11.6 3.0 1.6
Washington 1,015,184 100.0 70.7 29.3 5.7 12.9 8.0 2.7
Wyoming 84,733 100.0 85.6 14.4 1.4 8.6 1.0 3.4
# Rounds to zero.
1 Nevada did not report race/ethnicity data in 2004. The percentage distribution shown here is from 2003.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Total percentage distribution is based on students for whom race/ethnicity was reported and estimates for Nevada.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2004-05.
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