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

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Table 1.4.

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by locale, region, and state and District of Columbia: 200304


Region and state City Suburban Town Rural
Total 30.4 35.4 12.9 21.3
Northeast 27.2 48.9 8.0 15.9
Connecticut 27.4 54.3 4.6 13.7
Maine 11.6 12.6 22.3 53.4
Massachusetts 20.8 66.0 2.5 10.7
New Hampshire 15.0 32.9 18.1 34.0
New Jersey 9.9 78.6 2.1 9.4
New York 43.7 35.5 7.8 13.0
Pennsylvania 21.4 44.4 13.5 20.7
Rhode Island 32.8 51.9 2.6 12.7
Vermont 6.6 10.8 29.8 52.9
Midwest 26.3 32.0 17.1 24.6
Illinois 31.9 44.8 11.5 11.7
Indiana 27.9 24.1 17.7 30.3
Iowa 26.2 9.4 28.1 36.3
Kansas 25.0 13.4 27.7 33.8
Michigan 27.0 37.9 12.5 22.6
Minnesota 22.0 30.5 21.4 26.0
Missouri 19.2 30.7 20.1 30.0
Nebraska 33.6 11.6 23.7 31.2
North Dakota 26.8 7.7 20.5 45.0
Ohio 21.7 39.0 15.0 24.4
South Dakota 24.7 0.9 30.4 43.9
Wisconsin 29.2 22.7 20.2 27.8
South 28.0 30.7 13.6 27.7
Alabama 23.3 16.5 14.7 45.6
Arkansas 25.2 10.0 24.2 40.6
Delaware 16.0 47.8 20.2 15.9
District of Columbia 99.8 0.0 0.0 0.21
Florida 25.1 55.8 5.6 13.5
Georgia 15.4 39.8 12.8 31.9
Kentucky 13.7 20.4 23.3 42.6
Louisiana 32.0 20.9 18.5 28.7
Maryland 16.1 60.8 6.1 17.0
Mississippi 11.5 11.2 30.4 46.8
North Carolina 25.3 15.7 14.0 45.0
Oklahoma 21.3 19.4 25.2 34.1
South Carolina 12.3 30.5 17.7 39.5
Tennessee 30.5 17.6 16.1 35.8
Texas 45.7 24.1 12.7 17.5
Virginia 25.1 39.3 7.7 27.9
West Virginia 13.4 15.9 26.3 44.4
West 40.0 36.3 11.2 12.6
Alaska 40.3 3.8 23.1 32.9
Arizona 50.8 21.4 10.7 17.2
California 44.8 41.1 6.6 7.5
Colorado 35.6 35.3 11.7 17.4
Hawaii 24.4 33.7 22.0 19.9
Idaho 29.1 15.6 24.5 30.8
Montana 21.9 2.6 35.8 39.8
Nevada 43.7 34.6 8.0 13.6
New Mexico 32.8 12.8 29.0 25.4
Oregon 31.2 23.8 27.7 17.4
Utah 19.2 57.6 14.1 9.1
Washington 27.6 44.0 12.1 16.3
Wyoming 24.0 1.6 42.6 31.8
1 These students are funded by the District of Columbia public school system, but attend school outside of the District.
NOTE: 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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