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Table B.1.b.-1 Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and school locale: Fall 2011
School locale Total1 White Hispanic Black Asian Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
  Enrollment
Total 49,246,537 25,464,162 11,693,788 7,782,146 2,321,362 177,871 541,986 1,265,222
City 14,455,742 4,298,097 5,048,972 3,587,853 966,988 55,598 111,356 386,878
Large 7,558,706 1,524,805 3,101,830 2,105,167 570,403 32,187 58,895 165,419
Midsize 3,178,977 1,060,057 986,905 806,461 187,595 12,022 20,388 105,549
Small 3,718,059 1,713,235 960,237 676,225 208,990 11,389 32,073 115,910
Suburban 16,708,249 8,764,170 3,970,435 2,366,886 992,871 68,843 80,492 464,552
Large 14,192,179 7,188,391 3,469,513 2,119,183 907,030 58,102 63,674 386,286
Midsize 1,548,979 958,067 314,568 153,849 52,332 8,840 9,556 51,767
Small 967,091 617,712 186,354 93,854 33,509 1,901 7,262 26,499
Town 5,669,091 3,712,133 1,006,234 591,443 83,356 26,016 114,719 135,190
Fringe 906,749 626,228 179,873 55,229 14,345 1,061 8,739 21,274
Distant 2,951,675 1,971,090 482,920 339,864 35,206 5,870 43,910 72,815
Remote 1,810,667 1,114,815 343,441 196,350 33,805 19,085 62,070 41,101
Rural 12,413,455 8,689,762 1,668,147 1,235,964 278,147 27,414 235,419 278,602
Fringe 7,856,964 5,105,399 1,291,669 901,986 253,787 19,941 84,402 199,780
Distant 3,414,177 2,727,858 277,387 256,637 19,170 5,152 67,399 60,574
Remote 1,142,314 856,505 99,091 77,341 5,190 2,321 83,618 18,248
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 51.7 23.7 15.8 4.7 0.4 1.1 2.6
City 100.0 29.7 34.9 24.8 6.7 0.4 0.8 2.7
Large 100.0 20.2 41.0 27.9 7.5 0.4 0.8 2.2
Midsize 100.0 33.3 31.0 25.4 5.9 0.4 0.6 3.3
Small 100.0 46.1 25.8 18.2 5.6 0.3 0.9 3.1
Suburban 100.0 52.5 23.8 14.2 5.9 0.4 0.5 2.8
Large 100.0 50.7 24.4 14.9 6.4 0.4 0.4 2.7
Midsize 100.0 61.9 20.3 9.9 3.4 0.6 0.6 3.3
Small 100.0 63.9 19.3 9.7 3.5 0.2 0.8 2.7
Town 100.0 65.5 17.7 10.4 1.5 0.5 2.0 2.4
Fringe 100.0 69.1 19.8 6.1 1.6 0.1 1.0 2.3
Distant 100.0 66.8 16.4 11.5 1.2 0.2 1.5 2.5
Remote 100.0 61.6 19.0 10.8 1.9 1.1 3.4 2.3
Rural 100.0 70.0 13.4 10.0 2.2 0.2 1.9 2.2
Fringe 100.0 65.0 16.4 11.5 3.2 0.3 1.1 2.5
Distant 100.0 79.9 8.1 7.5 0.6 0.2 2.0 1.8
Remote 100.0 75.0 8.7 6.8 0.5 0.2 7.3 1.6
1 Total excludes 5,411 students with missing race/ethnicity information.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For more information on race categories, see Table http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d11/app_b.asp. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see Table http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2011–12 (version 1a).
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