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Table B.1.b.-1 Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school students, by race/ethnicity and school locale: School year 200809
Locale Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races2
Number
Total  48,566,678 26,655,206 8,225,299 10,439,072 2,419,695 583,384 244,022
City  14,186,707 4,513,958 3,830,395 4,644,213 1,002,691 117,453 77,997
Large  7,379,141 1,564,158 2,216,201 2,920,804 586,131 61,214 30,633
Midsize  3,104,208 1,085,770 909,137 874,304 188,073 21,365 25,559
Small  3,703,358 1,864,030 705,057 849,105 228,487 34,874 21,805
Suburban  16,833,167 9,512,154 2,499,270 3,572,687 1,040,628 91,145 117,283
Large  14,254,259 7,799,943 2,220,930 3,129,732 937,890 71,166 94,598
Midsize  1,568,341 1,029,454 170,037 276,873 65,908 11,119 14,950
Small  1,010,567 682,757 108,303 166,082 36,830 8,860 7,735
Town  5,950,710 4,104,322 664,085 929,312 113,280 124,042 15,669
Fringe  2,069,227 1,505,580 177,646 321,040 35,249 22,345 7,367
Distant  2,302,621 1,575,569 314,799 335,260 28,441 43,045 5,507
Remote  1,578,862 1,023,173 171,640 273,012 49,590 58,652 2,795
Rural  11,596,094 8,524,772 1,231,549 1,292,860 263,096 250,744 33,073
Fringe  6,868,445 4,728,332 842,397 957,274 227,305 85,597 27,540
Distant  3,534,258 2,888,834 298,581 243,271 27,125 72,495 3,952
Remote  1,193,391 907,606 90,571 92,315 8,666 92,652 1,581
  Percentage distribution
Total  100.0 54.9 16.9 21.5 5.0 1.2 0.5
City  100.0 31.8 27.0 32.7 7.1 0.8 0.5
Large  100.0 21.2 30.0 39.6 7.9 0.8 0.4
Midsize  100.0 35.0 29.3 28.2 6.1 0.7 0.8
Small  100.0 50.3 19.0 22.9 6.2 0.9 0.6
Suburban  100.0 56.5 14.8 21.2 6.2 0.5 0.7
Large  100.0 54.7 15.6 22.0 6.6 0.5 0.7
Midsize  100.0 65.6 10.8 17.7 4.2 0.7 1.0
Small  100.0 67.6 10.7 16.4 3.6 0.9 0.8
Town  100.0 69.0 11.2 15.6 1.9 2.1 0.3
Fringe  100.0 72.8 8.6 15.5 1.7 1.1 0.4
Distant  100.0 68.4 13.7 14.6 1.2 1.9 0.2
Remote  100.0 64.8 10.9 17.3 3.1 3.7 0.2
Rural  100.0 73.5 10.6 11.1 2.3 2.2 0.3
Fringe  100.0 68.8 12.3 13.9 3.3 1.2 0.4
Distant  100.0 81.7 8.4 6.9 0.8 2.1 0.1
Remote  100.0 76.1 7.6 7.7 0.7 7.8 0.1
1 Total excludes race/ethnicity information for 487,108 students for which data were not reported.
2 Two or more races include a person identifying himself or herself as of two or more of the following racial/ethnic categories: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native. Only five states reported data in this category: Alaska, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont.
NOTE: 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," 2008–09 (version 1b).
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