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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-2.1b.  Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2005-06

Locale Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/Alaska
Native
  Number
Total 47,724,895 27,463,756 7,990,596 9,208,688 2,101,292 635,410
City 13,595,614 4,765,366 3,702,997 4,078,163 836,445 117,601
Suburban 17,236,014 10,224,868 2,496,677 3,300,001 964,452 97,497
Town 6,208,942 4,369,707 699,066 873,921 106,585 126,211
Rural 10,684,325 8,103,815 1,091,856 956,603 193,810 294,101
Fringe 5,673,247 4,079,796 678,895 644,120 160,052 79,977
Distant 3,462,537 2,835,639 297,985 213,660 23,855 80,738
Remote 1,548,541 1,188,380 114,976 98,823 9,903 133,386
   
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
City 28.5 17.4 46.3 44.3 39.8 18.5
Suburban 36.1 37.2 31.2 35.8 45.9 15.3
Town 13.0 15.9 8.7 9.5 5.1 19.9
Rural 22.4 29.5 13.7 10.4 9.2 46.3
Fringe 11.9 14.9 8.5 7.0 7.6 12.6
Distant 7.3 10.3 3.7 2.3 1.1 12.7
Remote 3.2 4.3 1.4 1.1 0.5 21.0
NOTE: Includes students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment. Race or locale information was not reported for 2.5 percent of students. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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 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 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 or 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 and categories not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2005–06.

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