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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

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Table 7.1b.

Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by region, state, and race/ethnicity: 200708


Region and state Total enrollment Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
Total 48,397,895 100.0 55.8 17.0 21.2 4.8 1.2
Northeast 8,059,559 100.0 63.4 15.4 15.4 5.6 0.3
Connecticut 568,405 100.0 65.3 13.8 16.6 3.9 0.4
Maine 190,737 100.0 94.1 2.6 1.1 1.5 0.7
Massachusetts 943,788 100.0 72.2 8.3 14.1 5.0 0.3
New Hampshire 200,772 100.0 92.5 1.9 3.1 2.2 0.3
New Jersey 1,379,626 100.0 55.0 17.3 19.4 8.2 0.2
New York 2,760,141 100.0 51.6 19.5 21.0 7.4 0.5
Pennsylvania 1,779,302 100.0 74.1 15.8 7.2 2.8 0.2
Rhode Island 146,228 100.0 69.0 8.9 18.3 3.1 0.7
Vermont 90,560 100.0 95.2 1.6 1.1 1.7 0.3
Midwest 10,555,854 100.0 72.6 15.2 8.5 2.8 0.9
Illinois 2,054,675 100.0 55.4 19.9 20.4 4.0 0.3
Indiana 1,006,651 100.0 78.9 12.7 6.8 1.4 0.3
Iowa 482,204 100.0 85.1 5.6 6.5 2.1 0.6
Kansas 463,890 100.0 73.2 8.9 13.5 2.6 1.7
Michigan 1,652,120 100.0 71.7 20.2 4.7 2.5 0.9
Minnesota 837,578 100.0 76.4 9.4 6.1 6.0 2.1
Missouri 917,188 100.0 76.1 17.9 3.7 1.8 0.4
Nebraska 291,244 100.0 75.4 8.0 12.9 2.0 1.7
North Dakota 95,052 100.0 86.0 2.0 2.1 1.0 8.8
Ohio 1,760,503 100.0 78.6 17.0 2.7 1.5 0.1
South Dakota 120,271 100.0 83.4 2.0 2.4 1.2 11.1
Wisconsin 874,478 100.0 76.8 10.5 7.6 3.6 1.5
South 18,149,304 100.0 50.4 25.8 20.0 2.8 1.1
Alabama 743,778 100.0 58.8 35.7 3.5 1.1 0.8
Arkansas 479,016 100.0 67.0 22.6 8.1 1.5 0.7
Delaware 122,574 100.0 53.0 33.0 10.4 3.2 0.4
District of Columbia 78,108 100.0 5.4 83.1 9.9 1.5 0.1
Florida 2,570,955 100.0 47.6 23.9 25.7 2.5 0.3
Georgia 1,600,235 100.0 47.5 39.2 10.0 3.1 0.2
Kentucky 654,134 100.0 85.2 10.9 2.7 1.1 0.1
Louisiana 680,911 100.0 49.2 46.0 2.7 1.4 0.8
Maryland 845,700 100.0 47.0 37.9 9.0 5.6 0.4
Mississippi 494,122 100.0 46.4 50.6 1.9 0.9 0.2
North Carolina 1,408,604 100.0 56.7 29.0 10.4 2.4 1.5
Oklahoma 642,065 100.0 58.1 10.8 10.0 1.9 19.2
South Carolina 709,204 100.0 53.7 39.3 5.1 1.5 0.4
Tennessee 963,839 100.0 68.6 24.8 4.9 1.5 0.2
Texas 4,673,455 100.0 34.8 14.3 47.2 3.4 0.3
Virginia 1,200,092 100.0 58.6 26.6 8.8 5.6 0.3
West Virginia 282,512 100.0 93.0 5.2 0.9 0.7 0.1
West 11,633,178 100.0 43.7 6.2 38.4 9.4 2.2
Alaska 123,277 100.0 57.1 4.0 6.1 7.5 25.3
Arizona 1,087,263 100.0 44.5 5.6 41.6 2.8 5.4
California 6,070,428 100.0 29.4 7.6 50.3 11.9 0.8
Colorado 801,867 100.0 61.5 6.0 27.9 3.4 1.2
Hawaii 179,897 100.0 19.4 2.3 4.6 73.0 0.6
Idaho 271,915 100.0 81.6 1.2 14.0 1.7 1.6
Montana 142,823 100.0 84.0 1.0 2.5 1.2 11.4
Nevada 429,362 100.0 43.1 11.0 36.4 7.9 1.5
New Mexico 327,670 100.0 29.5 2.6 55.6 1.4 10.9
Oregon 535,118 100.0 72.3 3.0 17.6 4.9 2.2
Utah 573,515 100.0 78.9 1.5 14.7 3.3 1.6
Washington 1,003,679 100.0 68.0 5.7 15.1 8.6 2.6
Wyoming 86,364 100.0 83.9 1.6 10.0 1.1 3.5
NOTE: Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment or missing race/ethnicity information. Total enrollment including students with missing race/ethnicity information was 48,910,025. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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," 200708.
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