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Table E-33-2.  Number and percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds in the household and group quarters population, by school enrollment status, sex, race/ethnicity, and nativity: 2006

Sex, race/ethnicity, and nativity Total Percentage enrolled in high school Percentage enrolled in college or graduate school   Not currently enrolled in school
Number Percentage distribution   Percentage with less than high school completion   Percentage with high school completion only1 Percentage with some college   Percentage with an associate's degree or higher
      Total   Percentage with an associate's degree   Percentage with a bachelor's degree or higher  
Total2 29,632,500 100.0 9.5 39.7   11.2   23.2 9.2   7.1   2.1   5.0  
Sex                                
Male 15,289,800 51.6 10.2 35.6   13.3   26.0 9.1   5.9   1.9   4.0  
Female 14,342,700 48.4 8.7 44.2   9.0   20.2 9.4   8.5   2.3   6.1  
                                 
Race/ethnicity                                
White 18,053,600 60.9 8.6 44.2   7.2   21.7 9.7   8.6   2.5   6.1  
Black 4,138,100 14.0 12.8 32.4   13.6   27.2 9.7   4.4   1.7   2.7  
Hispanic 5,270,700 17.8 9.7 25.4   24.8   28.3 7.9   3.8   1.6   2.2  
Asian 1,265,700 4.3 7.8 62.1   3.4   10.0 5.7   10.9   1.4   9.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander
51,800 0.2 12.0 31.4   8.8   31.0 10.9   5.9   3.2   2.6 !
American Indian/Alaska Native3 254,500 0.9 14.0 24.6   17.9   30.2 10.3   3.0   1.7   1.3  
American Indian 209,400 0.7 13.4 24.1   17.9   30.8 10.8   3.0   1.9   1.1  
Alaska Native 14,200 0.1 27.2 14.7   20.4   30.5 4.7 ! 2.4 !    
Two or more races 505,500 1.7 11.4 43.2   8.6   21.3 10.1   5.3   1.7   3.6  
                                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                                
Male                                
White 9,266,100 60.6 9.4 40.3   8.3   25.0 9.8   7.2   2.3   4.9  
Black 2,086,000 13.6 14.0 27.7   16.7   29.0 9.1   3.4   1.5   1.9  
Hispanic 2,843,800 18.6 9.6 20.7   29.2   30.2 7.2   3.1   1.3   1.8  
Asian 640,600 4.2 8.2 60.5   3.9   11.5 6.4   9.5   1.2   8.3  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander
28,200 0.2 12.6 25.6   9.6   32.8 10.5   8.9   4.7 ! 4.2 !
American Indian/Alaska Native3 127,900 0.8 15.7 21.4   20.2   30.7 9.5   2.5   1.3 ! 1.2  
American Indian 102,000 0.7 16.2 20.9   19.7   30.9 10.0   2.4   1.7 ! 0.7 !
Alaska Native 7,500 0.1 23.7 11.4 ! 24.2 ! 37.0     #    
Two or more races 245,300 1.6 13.2 39.1   10.2   22.2 10.8   4.3   1.7   2.6  
                                 
Female                                
White 8,787,500 61.3 7.8 48.2   6.1   18.1 9.7   10.1   2.6   7.5  
Black 2,052,000 14.3 11.5 37.2   10.4   25.3 10.3   5.4   1.8   3.6  
Hispanic 2,426,900 16.9 9.8 30.9   19.8   26.1 8.7   4.7   1.9   2.8  
Asian 625,100 4.4 7.3 63.8   2.9   8.5 5.1   12.3   1.6   10.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander
23,600 0.2 11.2 38.2   8.0   28.9 11.4   2.2 ! 1.5 !  
American Indian/Alaska Native3 126,600 0.9 12.3 27.9   15.5   29.6 11.2   3.4   2.0   1.4 !
American Indian 107,300 0.8 10.8 27.1   16.3   30.6 11.7   3.5   2.1 ! 1.4 !
Alaska Native 6,700 0.1 31.2 18.4 ! 16.2 ! 23.3 6.8 ! 4.0 !    
Two or more races 260,200 1.8 9.7 47.1   7.0   20.5 9.5   6.2   1.6   4.5  
                                 
Nativity                                
Hispanic                                
Born within the United States4 3,166,800 60.1 10.9 33.1   15.2   27.3 9.4   4.1   1.8   2.4  
Born outside of the United States 2,103,900 39.9 7.9 13.8   39.4   29.9 5.7   3.3   1.3   2.1  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
Includes persons reporting American Indian only, Alaska Native only, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or not specified.
4 Includes the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas. Also includes those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006.
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