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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007


Figure 1.3

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2003–04



Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2003–04

# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment. Race/ethnicity information was not reported for 1,076,134 students. Race/ethnicity categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin unless otherwise specified. Rural areas are located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster. Urbanized areas are densely settled areas containing at least 50,000 people. Urban clusters are densely settled areas with a population of 2,500 to 49,999. Fringe rural areas are 5 miles or less from an urbanized area or 2.5 miles or less from an urban cluster. Distant rural areas are more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, or more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster. Remote rural areas are more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and more than 10 miles from an urban cluster. For more details on Census-defined areas, click here. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2003–04.
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