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

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Table 1.9b.

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by percentage of students in school eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch, locale, and race/ethnicity: 200304


Locale and race/ethnicity Total 10 percent or less 1125 percent 2650 percent 5175 percent More than 75 percent
Total1 100.0 15.0 20.6 29.1 20.3 15.0
White 100.0 20.7 27.6 33.2 14.9 3.6
Black 100.0 4.2 9.4 24.5 29.8 32.2
Hispanic 100.0 6.0 9.2 21.7 28.4 34.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 22.5 22.0 26.4 18.2 10.9
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 5.1 12.2 27.5 29.8 25.5
City1 100.0 8.6 13.2 24.7 24.5 29.1
White 100.0 14.6 24.1 34.0 18.9 8.4
Black 100.0 2.3 5.5 19.8 30.0 42.4
Hispanic 100.0 5.1 5.9 17.2 26.9 44.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 16.8 17.6 26.2 21.7 17.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 5.5 13.9 28.2 26.2 26.1
Suburban1 100.0 25.4 25.9 25.0 14.5 9.2
White 100.0 34.7 31.9 23.5 8.0 1.9
Black 100.0 7.9 16.3 31.6 25.5 18.7
Hispanic 100.0 7.8 13.6 24.6 27.3 26.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 29.5 25.7 24.1 14.6 6.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 14.0 26.8 33.0 17.9 8.2
Town1 100.0 6.0 19.2 39.1 25.2 10.5
White 100.0 7.3 24.5 44.2 20.5 3.4
Black 100.0 1.7 4.5 23.0 38.7 32.1
Hispanic 100.0 3.3 6.4 27.1 36.3 26.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 5.7 18.4 44.3 24.2 7.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 3.0 9.8 33.0 34.4 19.7
Rural1 100.0 11.7 22.6 36.2 21.4 8.1
White 100.0 13.4 25.8 39.3 18.4 3.0
Black 100.0 4.0 10.5 25.7 32.7 27.2
Hispanic 100.0 6.6 12.0 27.3 31.2 22.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 22.9 27.6 29.5 15.8 4.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 2.4 6.8 22.3 33.9 34.7
Fringe1 100.0 19.0 26.6 31.5 16.9 6.1
White 100.0 22.5 30.4 32.6 12.7 1.9
Black 100.0 6.1 14.9 29.8 31.8 17.4
Hispanic 100.0 9.0 14.6 26.9 28.2 21.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 27.1 29.9 27.5 12.9 2.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 6.1 14.1 30.4 32.3 17.1
Distant1 100.0 5.0 22.5 40.2 23.5 8.9
White 100.0 5.7 26.0 43.7 21.1 3.5
Black 100.0 1.3 5.5 23.0 32.8 37.4
Hispanic 100.0 2.3 9.0 28.6 35.5 24.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 6.5 21.6 35.7 24.9 11.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 1.1 6.5 20.9 35.3 36.2
Remote1 100.0 1.6 9.3 43.8 32.0 13.3
White 100.0 1.8 11.3 50.9 30.7 5.4
Black 100.0 0.4 0.9 11.5 37.0 50.3
Hispanic 100.0 1.9 3.9 26.9 39.1 28.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 2.4 10.5 43.2 34.7 9.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 1.0 2.3 17.9 33.9 45.0
1 Includes other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown.
NOTE: The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program. To be eligible, a student must be from a household with an income at or below 130 percent of the poverty threshold for free lunch or between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty threshold for reduced-price lunch. Approximately 13,704 public schools did not report information on the number of students eligible for a free or reduced-price school lunch. Therefore, this information is missing for 5,227,075 public school students. For a comparison of poverty definitions, see appendix B. 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, see http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ua/ua_2k.html. 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" 200304.
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