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Public Elementary and Secondary School Student Enrollment and Staff Counts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08
NCES 2010-309
November 2009


Table 2.  Public school student membership and percentage distribution of public school membership, by race/ethnicity
and state or jurisdiction: School year 2007-08 

Race/ethnicity1
Student membership   Percentage distribution of student membership
State or jurisdiction Total students reported2 American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic   American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic
United States3  48,515,020 587,046 2,348,472 10,249,902 8,267,000 27,062,600   1.2 4.8 21.1 17.0 55.8
                         
Alabama  741,115 6,019 8,437 26,112 263,759 436,788   0.8 1.1 3.5 35.6 58.9
Alaska  123,277 31,244 9,265 7,504 4,932 70,332   25.3 7.5 6.1 4.0 57.1
Arizona  1,087,447 59,139 30,518 452,874 60,565 484,351   5.4 2.8 41.6 5.6 44.5
Arkansas  479,016 3,426 7,411 38,822 108,181 321,176   0.7 1.5 8.1 22.6 67.0
California  6,084,144 47,543 723,331 3,056,616 466,141 1,790,513   0.8 11.9 50.2 7.7 29.4
                         
Colorado  801,867 9,395 27,639 224,004 47,836 492,993   1.2 3.4 27.9 6.0 61.5
Connecticut  570,626 2,113 22,352 94,943 79,324 371,894   0.4 3.9 16.6 13.9 65.2
Delaware  122,574 430 3,911 12,769 40,503 64,961   0.4 3.2 10.4 33.0 53.0
District of Columbia  78,422 60 1,169 7,771 65,215 4,207   0.1 1.5 9.9 83.2 5.4
Florida  2,570,955 7,829 63,795 659,466 615,587 1,224,278   0.3 2.5 25.7 23.9 47.6
                         
Georgia  1,600,235 2,548 49,531 160,243 627,245 760,668   0.2 3.1 10.0 39.2 47.5
Hawaii  179,897 1,144 131,303 8,317 4,184 34,949   0.6 73.0 4.6 2.3 19.4
Idaho  272,058 4,351 4,597 38,026 3,144 221,940   1.6 1.7 14.0 1.2 81.6
Illinois  2,054,675 5,242 82,646 419,783 409,712 1,137,292   0.3 4.0 20.4 19.9 55.4
Indiana  1,007,441 2,821 14,102 68,105 127,720 794,693   0.3 1.4 6.8 12.7 78.9
                         
Iowa  485,115 3,014 10,114 31,711 27,566 412,710   0.6 2.1 6.5 5.7 85.1
Kansas  463,890 7,683 12,221 62,773 41,500 339,713   1.7 2.6 13.5 8.9 73.2
Kentucky  654,134 880 6,898 17,754 71,078 557,524   0.1 1.1 2.7 10.9 85.2
Louisiana  681,038 5,416 9,523 18,259 312,978 334,862   0.8 1.4 2.7 46.0 49.2
Maine  196,245 1,487 2,929 2,126 4,967 184,736   0.8 1.5 1.1 2.5 94.1
                         
Maryland  845,700 3,288 47,709 76,251 320,893 397,559   0.4 5.6 9.0 37.9 47.0
Massachusetts  943,937 2,645 47,404 133,465 78,473 681,950   0.3 5.0 14.1 8.3 72.2
Michigan  1,678,581 15,519 42,443 79,527 341,391 1,199,701   0.9 2.5 4.7 20.3 71.5
Minnesota  837,578 17,759 50,427 50,721 78,359 640,312   2.1 6.0 6.1 9.4 76.4
Mississippi  494,122 971 4,324 9,488 250,031 229,308   0.2 0.9 1.9 50.6 46.4
                         
Missouri  917,188 3,981 16,335 33,985 164,520 698,367   0.4 1.8 3.7 17.9 76.1
Montana  142,823 16,260 1,658 3,607 1,365 119,933   11.4 1.2 2.5 1.0 84.0
Nebraska  291,244 4,974 5,699 37,590 23,286 219,695   1.7 2.0 12.9 8.0 75.4
Nevada  429,362 6,645 33,902 156,342 47,369 185,104   1.5 7.9 36.4 11.0 43.1
New Hampshire  200,772 624 4,431 6,162 3,874 185,681   0.3 2.2 3.1 1.9 92.5
                         
New Jersey  1,382,348 2,210 112,618 268,093 240,148 759,279   0.2 8.1 19.4 17.4 54.9
New Mexico  328,963 35,954 4,443 182,745 8,606 97,215   10.9 1.4 55.6 2.6 29.6
New York  2,760,141 13,533 203,840 579,532 539,425 1,423,811   0.5 7.4 21.0 19.5 51.6
North Carolina  1,439,091 21,278 34,988 147,879 417,547 817,399   1.5 2.4 10.3 29.0 56.8
North Dakota  95,059 8,396 981 2,005 1,936 81,741   8.8 1.0 2.1 2.0 86.0
                         
Ohio  1,765,893 2,580 27,077 47,701 301,118 1,387,417   0.1 1.5 2.7 17.1 78.6
Oklahoma  642,065 123,098 12,463 64,201 69,471 372,832   19.2 1.9 10.0 10.8 58.1
Oregon  541,326 11,926 26,471 95,085 16,797 391,047   2.2 4.9 17.6 3.1 72.2
Pennsylvania  1,793,399 2,900 49,706 129,180 285,219 1,326,394   0.2 2.8 7.2 15.9 74.0
Rhode Island  147,629 1,027 4,539 27,062 13,183 101,818   0.7 3.1 18.3 8.9 69.0
                         
South Carolina  709,202 2,520 10,521 36,491 278,881 380,789   0.4 1.5 5.1 39.3 53.7
South Dakota  121,606 13,655 1,398 2,915 2,440 101,198   11.2 1.1 2.4 2.0 83.2
Tennessee  964,259 1,969 14,925 46,915 238,888 661,562   0.2 1.5 4.9 24.8 68.6
Texas  4,674,832 16,292 159,241 2,204,602 667,191 1,627,506   0.3 3.4 47.2 14.3 34.8
Utah  573,515 9,047 18,809 84,579 8,798 452,282   1.6 3.3 14.7 1.5 78.9
                         
Vermont  92,809 277 1,610 1,018 1,546 88,358   0.3 1.7 1.1 1.7 95.2
Virginia  1,200,136 3,765 67,443 105,556 319,742 703,630   0.3 5.6 8.8 26.6 58.6
Washington  1,003,679 26,080 86,790 151,442 56,772 682,595   2.6 8.6 15.1 5.7 68.0
West Virginia  282,535 324 2,020 2,525 14,781 262,885   0.1 0.7 0.9 5.2 93.0
Wisconsin  874,633 12,755 31,631 66,642 91,467 672,138   1.5 3.6 7.6 10.5 76.8
Wyoming  86,422 3,010 934 8,618 1,346 72,514   3.5 1.1 10.0 1.6 83.9
                         
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas4  47,956 300 5,094 7,361 8,610 26,591   0.6 10.6 15.3 18.0 55.4
DDESS: DoDs Domestic4  25,374 185 1,178 5,825 4,627 13,559   0.7 4.6 23.0 18.2 53.4
Bureau of Indian Education5  0 0 0 0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
American Samoa   
Guam   
Commonwealth of the                         
Northern Marianas Islands  11,299 0 11,245 0 1 53   0.0 99.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
Puerto Rico  526,565 0 11 526,269 3 282   0.0 0.0 99.9 0.0 0.1
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,903 29 26 2,412 13,222 214   0.2 0.2 15.2 83.1 1.3
— Not available.
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian includes Alaska Native.
2 Totals exclude students for whom race/ethnicity was not reported.
3 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
4 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependent schools (domestic), respectively.
5 Counts of zero membership for Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Black, non-Hispanic, and White, non-Hispanic students carried over from prior year reports.
NOTE: Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2007-08, Version 1a.


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