Table 18.  Percentage distribution of public school teachers by race/ethnicity, percentage minority, and state: 2003–04

  Race/ethnicity      
State White, non-
Hispanic
  Black, non-
Hispanic
  American Indian/
Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
  Asian, non-
Hispanic
  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-
Hispanic
  Hispanic, single or multiple races   Multiple races, non-
Hispanic1
  Minority2  
United States  83.1   7.9   0.5   1.3   0.2   6.2   0.7   16.9  
                                 
Alabama  76.9   20.5   1.3   0.2 ! #   0.7   0.5 ! 23.1  
Alaska  88.1   0.6   6.3   2.2   0.3 ! 1.8   0.6   11.9  
Arizona  82.1   2.0   2.3   1.2   0.5 ! 11.4   0.6   17.9  
Arkansas  89.2   8.7   0.2 ! 0.2 ! #   1.3   0.4   10.8  
California  70.9   5.3   0.5   4.6   0.3   17.4   0.9   29.1  
                                 
Colorado  89.3   1.3   1.2   0.8 ! 0.2 ! 6.7   0.5 ! 10.7  
Connecticut  91.8   2.8   #   1.1   #   3.3   1.0   8.2  
Delaware  87.1   9.7   0.3 ! 0.9 ! #   2.1   #   12.9  
District of Columbia  14.9   78.4   0.5 ! 0.7 ! #   4.2   1.4 ! 85.1  
Florida  74.2   15.4   0.1   0.5   #   9.3   0.4 ! 25.8  
                                 
Georgia  77.7   19.5   #   0.4 ! #   0.7 ! 1.5   22.3  
Hawaii  28.0   0.3 ! 0.8   49.1   12.4   3.3   6.0   72.0  
Idaho  97.2   0.1 ! 0.3 ! 0.2 ! 0.1 ! 1.5   0.6   2.8  
Illinois  89.0   5.9   0.1 ! 0.9   #   3.7   0.5 ! 11.0  
Indiana  93.3   4.6   0.3 ! 0.5   0.1 ! 0.9 ! 0.3 ! 6.7  
                                 
Iowa  98.2   0.2 ! 0.3 ! 0.3 ! 0.1 ! 0.9   #   1.8  
Kansas  95.2   1.4 ! 0.5 ! 0.3   #   1.7   0.9   4.8  
Kentucky  95.8   3.0   0.3 ! 0.1 ! 0.1 ! 0.2 ! 0.6 ! 4.2  
Louisiana  70.7   26.4   0.8 ! 0.4 ! #   1.1   0.7 ! 29.3  
Maine  98.5   #   0.2 ! #   0.1 ! 0.7 ! 0.5 ! 1.5  
                                 
Maryland  73.0   22.4   0.1 ! 1.2   #   1.5 ! 1.8   27.0  
Massachusetts  92.5   2.3   #   0.6   #   3.7   0.8 ! 7.5  
Michigan  86.1   9.9   0.2 ! 0.6   0.1 ! 1.3   2.0   13.9  
Minnesota  96.4   0.8   0.3   1.3   #   0.8   0.3 ! 3.6  
Mississippi  71.9   25.9   0.2 ! 0.6   #   0.8 ! 0.6 ! 28.1  
                                 
Missouri  92.5   5.4   0.6 ! 0.4   #   0.9   0.2   7.5  
Montana  95.2   #   2.4   0.1 ! #   1.6   0.6 ! 4.8  
Nebraska  96.9   1.2   0.2 ! 0.4 ! #   0.8   0.5 ! 3.1  
Nevada  87.7   3.7   0.9 ! 1.2   0.1 ! 5.2   1.1 ! 12.3  
New Hampshire  97.9   #   #   0.2 ! #   0.8   1.1   2.1  
                                 
New Jersey  84.8   8.3   0.2 ! 1.2   0.6 ! 4.7   0.2 ! 15.2  
New Mexico  66.6   0.7 ! 2.8   0.4 ! 0.2 ! 28.9   0.5   33.4  
New York  86.0   4.8   0.1 ! 1.5   #   7.0   0.6 ! 14.0  
North Carolina  82.1   14.8   0.3   0.2   0.2 ! 1.9   0.6   17.9  
North Dakota  97.9   0.3 ! 1.4 ! 0.2 ! #   0.1 ! 0.2 ! 2.1 !
                                 
Ohio  90.7   5.7   0.1 ! 1.0   #   1.8   0.7   9.3  
Oklahoma  85.5   2.7   7.2   0.3   0.1 ! 1.5   2.8   14.5  
Oregon  91.6   0.5 ! 1.1   1.5   0.7 ! 3.9   0.7 ! 8.4  
Pennsylvania  91.0   6.0   #   0.5   #   2.0   0.4   9.0  
Rhode Island  95.8   1.2 ! 0.3 ! 0.8 ! #   1.5   0.4 ! 4.2  
                                 
South Carolina  81.4   17.0   0.1 ! 0.1 ! #   0.9 ! 0.5 ! 18.6  
South Dakota  97.9   0.4 ! 1.0   0.2 ! #   0.2 ! 0.3 ! 2.1  
Tennessee  85.2   12.9   0.3 ! 0.1 ! #   0.7   0.7   14.8  
Texas  65.9   8.8   0.9   1.0   0.1   22.5   0.7   34.1  
Utah  95.8   0.3 ! 0.9   0.6   0.2 ! 1.2   0.9   4.2  
                                 
Vermont  97.7   #   0.4 ! 0.3 ! #   0.5 ! 1.1 ! 2.3  
Virginia  81.9   14.6   0.1 ! 0.9   0.6 ! 1.5   0.5 ! 18.1  
Washington  92.7   0.8 ! 0.6 ! 2.0   0.4 ! 2.0   1.6   7.3  
West Virginia  96.4   2.1   0.3 ! 0.1 ! #   0.5 ! 0.7 ! 3.6  
Wisconsin  94.4   2.1   #   0.6 ! #   2.7   0.3 ! 5.6  
Wyoming  96.3   0.4 ! 1.3 ! 0.1 ! #   1.8   0.1 ! 3.7  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Multiple races, non-Hispanic includes all non-Hispanic respondents who selected more than one race.
2 Minority includes Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; Hispanic, single or multiple races; and multiple races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.