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List of Figures

Figure 1Youth and young adult population, by age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2010

Figure 2Population estimates and projections for 14- to 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity: 2005, 2015, and 2025

Figure 3Percentage of population born outside of the United States, by age group: Selected years, 1990 through 2009

Figure 4Living arrangements of 20- to 24-year-olds, by sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2010

Figure 5Percentage of total population who moved during the year shown, by age group: Selected years, 1981 through 2009

Figure 6Percentage of 20- to 24-year-olds who have never married, and median age at first marriage, by sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 7Birth rates for females 15 to 24 years old, by age group of mother and marital status: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 8Percentage of the population 18 to 24 years old enrolled in school, by sex and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 9Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in grades 9–12, by control of school: Selected years, fall 1980 through fall 2020

Figure 10aPercentage of public and private high school graduates taking selected mathematics courses: 1982 and 2009

Figure 10bPercentage of public and private high school graduates taking selected science courses: 1982 and 2009

Figure 11aAdvanced Placement student participation, by sex: School years 1996–97 through 2009–10

Figure 11bPercent of Advanced Placement exams scoring a 3 or above, by sex: School years 1996–97 and 2009–10

Figure 12aNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores, by age and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 through 2008

Figure 12bNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scores, by age and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1982 through 2008

Figure 13Average scale scores among 15-year-olds on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading, mathematics, and science literacy assessments, by race/ethnicity in the United States: 2009

Figure 14Percentage of public school students in 9th through 12th grade who had ever been suspended, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2007

Figure 15Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 through 2009

Figure 15aPercentage of institutionalized and noninstitutionalized 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: 2009

Figure 16Percentage of ACT test-taking population meeting college readiness benchmark scores, by subject: Academic years 1996–97 through 2009–10

Figure 17Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges in the October immediately following high school completion, by level of institution and sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 17aPercentage of freshmen who graduated from high school in the previous 12 months attending a degree-granting institution in their home state: Fall 1992 and 2008

Figure 18Females as a percentage of undergraduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity: 1980 and 2009

Figure 19Average annual total price, loans, grants, and net access price (in constant 2009–10 dollars) for full-time, full-year dependent undergraduates, by institution control and level: Academic years 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08

Figure 20Average amount of financial aid (in constant 2009–10 dollars) awarded to full-time, full-year undergraduates, by control of institution and type and source of aid: Academic year 2007–08

Figure 21Percentage of full-time and part-time undergraduates receiving federal aid, by Title IV aid program and control of institution: Academic year 2007–08

Figure 22Graduation rates of first-time postsecondary students who started as full-time degree-seeking students, by level of institution, time between starting and graduating, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2001 and 2004 starting cohorts

Figure 23First-time college graduation rates among 24 OECD countries: 2008

Figure 24Percentage distribution of 18- to 24-year-olds, by sex and educational attainment: Selected years, 1980, 1995, and 2009

Figure 24aPercentage distribution of 18- to 24-year-olds according to highest level of educational attainment, by sex, nativity, and citizenship status: 2009

Figure 25Percentage of 16- and 17-year-old students who were employed, by sex and hours worked per week: Selected years, October 1980 through 2009

Figure 25aPercentage of 16- and 17-year-old students who were employed, by race/ethnicity: 2009

Figure 26aLabor force participation rate of 16- to 24-year-olds, by sex and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2010

Figure 26bUnemployment rate of 16- to 24-year-olds, by sex and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2010

Figure 27Unemployment rate of 16- to 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity and educational attainment: 2010

Figure 28Labor force participation rate of 16- to 24-year-old high school dropouts in the civilian labor force in the year that they dropped out: Selected years, 1980 to 2009

Figure 29Number of 18- to 24-year-olds in the armed forces, by sex and age group: 2000 through 2008

Figure 30Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 15 to 24, by sex and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 30aMedian annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 16 to 24, by educational attainment: 1999 and 2009

Figure 31Percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds in poverty, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1995 through 2009

Figure 31aPercentage of 18- to 24-year-olds in poverty, by sex and educational attainment: 2009

Figure 32Percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds receiving public assistance, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 32aPercentage of 18- to 24-year-olds living in households receiving public assistance, by educational attainment and sex: 2009

Figure 33Percentage of high school seniors who participated in various afterschool activities, by type of activity and sex: 1990 and 2009

Figure 34Percentage of 9th- through 12th-grade students who played video or computer games or used a computer for something other than schoolwork, by hours per day and sex: 2009

Figure 35Average hours 9th- through 12th-grade students spent on homework per week for those who did homework outside of school, by race/ethnicity: 2007

Figure 36Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who volunteered, by sex and age group: September 2002 through 2009

Figure 37Percentage of high school seniors reporting that religion is very important or not important in their life, by sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 38Percentage of U.S. citizens ages 18 to 24 who reported that they voted, by educational attainment: November 2004 and 2008

Figure 39Number of arrests per 1,000 persons in the U.S. 14- to 24-year-old population, by age group: Selected years, 1995 through 2009

Figure 40Number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, by age group and sex: Selected years, 1995 through 2008

Figure 41Percentage of 14- to 24-year-olds not covered by health insurance, by race/ethnicity and age group: 2009

Figure 42Percentage distribution of health status among persons ages 18 to 24, by educational attainment: 2008

Figure 43Percentage of persons ages 18 to 24 who were at a healthy weight, by race/ethnicity: 1999 and 2008

Figure 44Percentage distribution of periods of vigorous physical activity per week among persons ages 18 to 24, by sex: 2008

Figure 45aRate per 100,000 population of reported cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), syphilis, tuberculosis, and Lyme disease among persons ages 15 to 24: Selected years, 1995 through 2007

Figure 45bRate per 100,000 population of reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea among persons ages 15 to 24: Selected years, 1995 through 2007

Figure 46Percentage of children ages 12 to 17 ever having been diagnosed with a learning disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by poverty status: Selected years, 1999 through 2008

Figure 47Percentage of 14- to 25-year-olds who experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in their lifetime, by sex and age group: 2006 and 2009

Figure 48Percentage of persons ages 12 to 25 reporting substance use in the past month, by age group and type of substance: 1995 and 2009

Figure 49Percentage of high school students involved in selected behaviors that may endanger their safety: 1991, 1999, and 2009

Figure 50Percentage of high school students reporting selected sexual behaviors, by sex: Selected years, 1991 through 2009

Figure 51Number of deaths per 100,000 persons ages 15 to 24, by selected causes of death: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

Figure 51aNumber of deaths per 100,000 persons ages 15 to 24, by selected causes and race/ethnicity: 2007

Figure 52Percentage of high school seniors expecting to complete a bachelor’s degree or graduate or professional degree, by sex: 1972 and 2004

Figure 53Percentage of high school seniors reporting various values as very important, by sex: 1972 and 2004

Figure 54Percentage of spring 2002 high school sophomores who had received a high school diploma, by highest math course taken in school: 2006

Figure 55Percentage of spring 2002 high school sophomores, by postsecondary enrollment and parental education: 2006

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