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Table 8. Percentage of the population 14 to 24 years old enrolled in school, by age group and sex: Selected years, fall 1980 through fall 2009
 
Year and sex Ages 14–15 Ages 16–17 Ages 18–19 Ages 20–21 Ages 22–24
Total          
1980 98.2 89.0 46.4 31.0 16.3
1990 99.0 92.5 57.2 39.7 21.0
1995 98.9 93.6 59.4 44.9 23.2
2000 98.7 92.8 61.2 44.1 24.6
2005 98.0 95.1 67.6 48.7 27.3
2006 98.3 94.6 65.5 47.5 26.7
2007 98.7 94.3 66.8 48.4 27.3
2008 98.6 95.2 66.0 50.1 28.2
2009 98.0 94.6 68.9 51.7 30.4
           
Males          
1980 98.7 89.1 47.0 32.6 17.8
1990 99.1 92.6 58.2 40.3 22.3
1995 99.0 94.5 59.5 44.7 22.8
2000 98.7 92.7 58.3 41.0 23.9
2005 97.5 95.1 66.5 45.3 25.2
2006 98.2 94.1 63.6 44.0 25.0
2007 98.4 94.4 66.3 43.7 25.4
2008 99.0 94.9 64.0 47.4 26.3
2009 97.6 94.5 65.0 48.7 29.0
           
Females          
1980 97.7 88.8 45.8 29.5 14.9
1990 98.9 92.4 56.3 39.2 19.9
1995 98.8 92.6 59.2 45.1 23.6
2000 98.6 92.9 64.2 47.3 25.3
2005 98.4 95.1 68.8 52.3 29.2
2006 98.4 95.0 67.4 51.1 28.5
2007 99.0 94.1 67.2 53.3 29.2
2008 98.2 95.4 68.1 53.0 30.1
2009 98.5 94.7 72.9 54.9 31.8
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, selected years, 1980–2009.

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