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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 7.2.

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


Locale Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
  Number
Total 48,397,895 26,991,389 8,238,245 10,237,009 2,345,968 585,284
City 14,232,071 4,659,317 3,881,265 4,589,508 982,962 119,019
Suburban 16,913,887 9,751,799 2,513,524 3,536,220 1,017,506 94,838
Town 6,097,471 4,218,463 691,804 940,324 115,775 131,105
Rural 11,154,466 8,361,810 1,151,652 1,170,957 229,725 240,322
  Percentage distribution of race/ethnicity for each locale
Total 100.0 55.8 17.0 21.2 4.8 1.2
City 100.0 32.7 27.3 32.2 6.9 0.8
Suburban 100.0 57.7 14.9 20.9 6.0 0.6
Town 100.0 69.2 11.3 15.4 1.9 2.2
Rural 100.0 75.0 10.3 10.5 2.1 2.2
  Percentage distribution of locale for each race/ethnicity
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
City 29.4 17.3 47.1 44.8 41.9 20.3
Suburban 34.9 36.1 30.5 34.5 43.4 16.2
Town 12.6 15.6 8.4 9.2 4.9 22.4
Rural 23.0 31.0 14.0 11.4 9.8 41.1
NOTE: Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment or missing race/ethnicity information. Total enrollment including students with missing race/ethnicity information is 48,910,025. Race/ethnicity categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For definitions of locales, see Appendix A: Guide to Sources. 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," 2007–08.
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