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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 200910
School locale Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific
Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Other
  Number
Total 48,634,542 26,311,317 8,166,353 10,775,853 2,461,810 584,754 334,455
City 14,292,226 4,497,625 3,777,621 4,776,905 1,015,150 117,102 107,823
Large 7,520,026 1,609,680 2,222,068 2,980,044 597,207 60,442 50,585
Midsize 3,130,759 1,094,297 872,366 917,139 193,839 21,600 31,518
Small 3,641,441 1,793,648 683,187 879,722 224,104 35,060 25,720
Suburban 16,648,359 9,239,268 2,478,971 3,657,699 1,050,244 92,634 129,543
Large 14,101,294 7,574,978 2,201,559 3,203,021 947,806 72,672 101,258
Midsize 1,552,997 1,001,005 170,558 288,308 66,126 10,875 16,125
Small 994,068 663,285 106,854 166,370 36,312 9,087 12,160
Town 5,847,303 3,974,415 651,595 951,609 112,906 126,060 30,718
Fringe 948,985 680,768 61,581 174,456 16,407 11,119 4,654
Distant 3,055,753 2,114,130 377,963 454,870 42,470 49,219 17,101
Remote 1,842,565 1,179,517 212,051 322,283 54,029 65,722 8,963
Rural 11,846,654 8,600,009 1,258,166 1,389,640 283,510 248,958 66,371
Fringe 7,201,997 4,880,333 882,507 1,054,072 247,597 87,332 50,156
Distant 3,477,347 2,831,886 291,322 242,809 27,338 72,303 11,689
Remote 1,167,310 887,790 84,337 92,759 8,575 89,323 4,526
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 54.1 16.8 22.2 5.1 1.2 0.7
City 100.0 31.5 26.4 33.4 7.1 0.8 0.8
Large 100.0 21.4 29.5 39.6 7.9 0.8 0.7
Midsize 100.0 35.0 27.9 29.3 6.2 0.7 1.0
Small 100.0 49.3 18.8 24.2 6.2 1.0 0.7
Suburban 100.0 55.5 14.9 22.0 6.3 0.6 0.8
Large 100.0 53.7 15.6 22.7 6.7 0.5 0.7
Midsize 100.0 64.5 11.0 18.6 4.3 0.7 1.0
Small 100.0 66.7 10.7 16.7 3.7 0.9 1.2
Town 100.0 68.0 11.1 16.3 1.9 2.2 0.5
Fringe 100.0 71.7 6.5 18.4 1.7 1.2 0.5
Distant 100.0 69.2 12.4 14.9 1.4 1.6 0.6
Remote 100.0 64.0 11.5 17.5 2.9 3.6 0.5
Rural 100.0 72.6 10.6 11.7 2.4 2.1 0.6
Fringe 100.0 67.8 12.3 14.6 3.4 1.2 0.7
Distant 100.0 81.4 8.4 7.0 0.8 2.1 0.3
Remote 100.0 76.1 7.2 7.9 0.7 7.7 0.4
1 Total excludes race/ethnicity information for 501,698 students.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For more information on race caregoroies, see http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d11/app_b.asp. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see 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," 2009–10 (version 1a).
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