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Table B.1.b.-1 Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2007–08
Locale Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific
Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
  Number
Total 48,397,895 26,991,389 8,238,245 10,237,009 2,345,968 585,284
City 14,232,071 4,659,317 3,881,265 4,589,508 982,962 119,019
Large 7,390,345 1,600,379 2,259,257 2,894,287 574,900 61,522
Midsize 3,110,424 1,133,110 913,155 858,870 183,549 21,740
Small 3,731,302 1,925,828 708,853 836,351 224,513 35,757
Suburban 16,913,887 9,751,799 2,513,524 3,536,220 1,017,506 94,838
Large 14,299,103 7,970,449 2,237,545 3,099,669 917,034 74,406
Midsize 1,573,918 1,065,028 164,744 268,638 64,152 11,356
Small 1,040,866 716,322 111,235 167,913 36,320 9,076
Town 6,097,471 4,218,463 691,804 940,324 115,775 131,105
Fringe 2,135,571 1,552,081 186,286 335,214 36,799 25,191
Distant 2,348,637 1,613,449 329,421 331,268 28,242 46,257
Remote 1,613,263 1,052,933 176,097 273,842 50,734 59,657
Rural 11,154,466 8,361,810 1,151,652 1,170,957 229,725 240,322
Fringe 6,433,797 4,542,403 767,948 849,644 196,984 76,818
Distant 3,517,364 2,894,190 294,115 232,399 24,592 72,068
Remote 1,203,305 925,217 89,589 88,914 8,149 91,436
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 55.8 17.0 21.2 4.8 1.2
City 100.0 32.7 27.3 32.2 6.9 0.8
Large 100.0 21.7 30.6 39.2 7.8 0.8
Midsize 100.0 36.4 29.4 27.6 5.9 0.7
Small 100.0 51.6 19.0 22.4 6.0 1.0
Suburban 100.0 57.7 14.9 20.9 6.0 0.6
Large 100.0 55.7 15.6 21.7 6.4 0.5
Midsize 100.0 67.7 10.5 17.1 4.1 0.7
Small 100.0 68.8 10.7 16.1 3.5 0.9
Town 100.0 69.2 11.3 15.4 1.9 2.2
Fringe 100.0 72.7 8.7 15.7 1.7 1.2
Distant 100.0 68.7 14.0 14.1 1.2 2.0
Remote 100.0 65.3 10.9 17.0 3.1 3.7
Rural 100.0 75.0 10.3 10.5 2.1 2.2
Fringe 100.0 70.6 11.9 13.2 3.1 1.2
Distant 100.0 82.3 8.4 6.6 0.7 2.0
Remote 100.0 76.9 7.4 7.4 0.7 7.6
NOTE: Race/ethnicity information was not reported for 512,130 students. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2007–08.
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