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Table 2.  Public school student membership and percentage distribution of public school student membership, by race/ethnicity1 and state or jurisdiction: School year 2008–09
Student membership Percentage distribution of student membership
State or jurisdiction Total students reported2 American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black White Two or more races   American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black White Two or more races
United States3 48,690,379 585,979 2,423,172 10,456,541 8,254,980 26,725,381 244,326   1.2 5.0 21.5 17.0 54.9 0.5
                             
Alabama  742,999 6,175 8,903 29,099 261,913 436,909   0.8 1.2 3.9 35.3 58.8
Alaska  130,662 30,248 9,466 7,641 4,600 69,586 9,121   23.1 7.2 5.8 3.5 53.3 7.0
Arizona  1,087,817 59,366 32,543 450,284 63,060 482,564   5.5 3.0 41.4 5.8 44.4
Arkansas  478,965 3,455 7,681 41,096 107,524 319,209   0.7 1.6 8.6 22.4 66.6
California  6,252,031 46,446 734,025 3,064,614 454,781 1,741,664 210,501   0.7 11.7 49.0 7.3 27.9 3.4
                             
Colorado  818,443 9,494 29,253 232,226 48,757 498,713   1.2 3.6 28.4 6.0 60.9
Connecticut  567,198 2,155 23,551 97,162 78,756 365,574   0.4 4.2 17.1 13.9 64.5
Delaware  125,430 453 4,223 13,732 41,696 65,326   0.4 3.4 10.9 33.2 52.1
District of Columbia  68,663 55 1,097 7,433 55,961 4,117   0.1 1.6 10.8 81.5 6.0
Florida  2,529,215 7,551 64,638 660,349 607,760 1,188,917   0.3 2.6 26.1 24.0 47.0
                             
Georgia  1,602,135 2,615 52,205 166,276 624,668 756,371   0.2 3.3 10.4 39.0 47.2
Hawaii  179,478 1,108 130,923 8,337 4,192 34,918   0.6 72.9 4.6 2.3 19.5
Idaho  274,718 4,558 4,804 38,729 3,508 223,119   1.7 1.7 14.1 1.3 81.2
Illinois  2,065,457 3,791 86,428 440,318 412,518 1,122,402   0.2 4.2 21.3 20.0 54.3
Indiana  1,003,057 2,745 15,234 71,273 127,918 785,887   0.3 1.5 7.1 12.8 78.3
                             
Iowa  487,559 2,784 10,543 33,974 28,317 411,941   0.6 2.2 7.0 5.8 84.5
Kansas  461,509 7,325 12,808 64,723 40,693 335,960   1.6 2.8 14.0 8.8 72.8
Kentucky  655,484 871 7,490 19,502 72,118 555,503   0.1 1.1 3.0 11.0 84.7
Louisiana  684,873 5,627 9,755 19,769 315,693 334,029   0.8 1.4 2.9 46.1 48.8
Maine  192,935 1,628 3,019 2,267 5,292 180,729   0.8 1.6 1.2 2.7 93.7
                             
Maryland  843,861 3,303 49,745 80,445 320,747 389,621   0.4 5.9 9.5 38.0 46.2
Massachusetts  958,910 2,622 50,335 137,548 78,353 670,429 19,623   0.3 5.2 14.3 8.2 69.9 2.0
Michigan  1,642,754 14,966 44,536 79,467 331,444 1,172,341   0.9 2.7 4.8 20.2 71.4
Minnesota  836,048 18,162 51,787 53,753 79,911 632,435   2.2 6.2 6.4 9.6 75.6
Mississippi  491,962 949 4,430 10,520 248,318 227,745 0   0.2 0.9 2.1 50.5 46.3 0.0
                             
Missouri  917,871 4,052 17,040 35,495 163,602 697,682   0.4 1.9 3.9 17.8 76.0
Montana  141,899 16,198 1,674 3,757 1,458 118,812   11.4 1.2 2.6 1.0 83.7
Nebraska  292,590 5,015 6,062 39,568 23,610 218,335   1.7 2.1 13.5 8.1 74.6
Nevada  433,371 6,588 34,961 159,837 48,689 183,296   1.5 8.1 36.9 11.2 42.3
New Hampshire  197,934 646 4,772 6,552 4,099 181,865   0.3 2.4 3.3 2.1 91.9
                             
New Jersey  1,380,968 2,199 116,970 275,405 236,587 746,134 3,673   0.2 8.5 19.9 17.1 54.0 0.3
New Mexico  330,245 36,457 4,506 185,184 8,675 95,423   11.0 1.4 56.1 2.6 28.9
New York  2,731,803 13,390 210,265 584,290 526,703 1,397,155   0.5 7.7 21.4 19.3 51.1
North Carolina  1,487,448 21,495 36,646 157,861 463,764 807,682   1.4 2.5 10.6 31.2 54.3
North Dakota  94,728 8,705 1,006 2,105 2,113 80,799   9.2 1.1 2.2 2.2 85.3
                             
Ohio  1,749,614 2,536 30,174 49,440 295,201 1,372,263   0.1 1.7 2.8 16.9 78.4
Oklahoma  645,108 124,138 13,662 67,677 70,003 369,628   19.2 2.1 10.5 10.9 57.3
Oregon  537,242 11,341 26,758 97,214 16,485 385,444   2.1 5.0 18.1 3.1 71.7
Pennsylvania  1,759,729 2,904 51,532 132,762 277,404 1,295,127   0.2 2.9 7.5 15.8 73.6
Rhode Island  145,342 1,055 4,624 26,902 13,098 99,663   0.7 3.2 18.5 9.0 68.6
                             
South Carolina  714,508 2,670 11,211 38,948 277,565 384,114   0.4 1.6 5.5 38.8 53.8
South Dakota  126,764 15,445 1,590 3,463 3,150 103,116   12.2 1.3 2.7 2.5 81.3
Tennessee  971,942 2,064 15,925 50,652 239,163 664,138   0.2 1.6 5.2 24.6 68.3
Texas  4,752,148 16,720 169,791 2,276,041 672,754 1,616,842   0.4 3.6 47.9 14.2 34.0
Utah  556,815 7,755 18,265 80,801 8,056 441,938   1.4 3.3 14.5 1.4 79.4
                             
Vermont  92,446 228 1,568 1,038 1,577 86,627 1,408   0.2 1.7 1.1 1.7 93.7 1.5
Virginia  1,201,209 3,751 70,475 110,691 317,658 698,634   0.3 5.9 9.2 26.4 58.2
Washington  1,003,016 25,812 89,191 158,610 56,738 672,665   2.6 8.9 15.8 5.7 67.1
West Virginia  282,729 339 2,029 2,644 15,320 262,397   0.1 0.7 0.9 5.4 92.8
Wisconsin  873,586 12,947 32,061 69,972 91,647 666,959   1.5 3.7 8.0 10.5 76.3
Wyoming  87,161 3,077 992 9,095 1,363 72,634   3.5 1.1 10.4 1.6 83.3
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas4 47,409 266 5,040 7,844 7,831 26,428   0.6 10.6 16.5 16.5 55.7
DDESS: DoDs Domestic4 25,706 207 1,215 6,142 4,522 13,620   0.8 4.7 23.9 17.6 53.0
Bureau of Indian Education  40,927 40,927 0 0 0 0   100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
American Samoa   
Guam   
Commonwealth of the                             
Northern Mariana Islands   
Puerto Rico  503,635 84 96 502,779 124 552   # # 99.8 # 0.1
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,766 21 41 2,417 13,089 198   0.1 0.3 15.3 83.0 1.3
– Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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.
NOTE: 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), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2008–09, Version 1a.


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