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Table B.1.e.-2. Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and school locale: School year 200910
School locale Total 10 percent or less 11–25 percent 26–50 percent 51–75 percent More than 75 percent
  Number
Total 47,670,829 4,468,911 7,634,884 14,130,642 12,318,542 9,117,850
City 13,277,857 772,194 1,290,311 2,884,208 3,515,684 4,815,460
Large 6,463,448 261,665 484,561 1,068,801 1,647,234 3,001,187
Midsize 3,149,186 241,896 319,176 733,018 832,951 1,022,145
Small 3,665,223 268,633 486,574 1,082,389 1,035,499 792,128
Suburban 16,694,019 2,640,727 3,772,634 4,669,247 3,307,067 2,304,344
Large 14,132,349 2,456,455 3,259,217 3,714,969 2,666,026 2,035,682
Midsize 1,560,237 130,661 327,578 563,106 373,593 165,299
Small 1,001,433 53,611 185,839 391,172 267,448 103,363
Town 5,850,827 132,917 570,810 2,206,866 2,074,093 866,141
Fringe 951,245 53,579 231,076 366,198 193,539 106,853
Distant 3,057,531 49,514 242,329 1,162,041 1,149,706 453,941
Remote 1,842,051 29,824 97,405 678,627 730,848 305,347
Rural 11,848,126 923,073 2,001,129 4,370,321 3,421,698 1,131,905
Fringe 7,205,052 830,629 1,581,701 2,550,979 1,677,644 564,099
Distant 3,477,335 80,837 378,518 1,416,938 1,240,547 360,495
Remote 1,165,739 11,607 40,910 402,404 503,507 207,311
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 9.4 16.0 29.6 25.8 19.1
City 100.0 5.8 9.7 21.7 26.5 36.3
Large 100.0 4.0 7.5 16.5 25.5 46.4
Midsize 100.0 7.7 10.1 23.3 26.4 32.5
Small 100.0 7.3 13.3 29.5 28.3 21.6
Suburban 100.0 15.8 22.6 28.0 19.8 13.8
Large 100.0 17.4 23.1 26.3 18.9 14.4
Midsize 100.0 8.4 21.0 36.1 23.9 10.6
Small 100.0 5.4 18.6 39.1 26.7 10.3
Town 100.0 2.3 9.8 37.7 35.4 14.8
Fringe 100.0 5.6 24.3 38.5 20.3 11.2
Distant 100.0 1.6 7.9 38.0 37.6 14.8
Remote 100.0 1.6 5.3 36.8 39.7 16.6
Rural 100.0 7.8 16.9 36.9 28.9 9.6
Fringe 100.0 11.5 22.0 35.4 23.3 7.8
Distant 100.0 2.3 10.9 40.7 35.7 10.4
Remote 100.0 1.0 3.5 34.5 43.2 17.8
NOTE: Free or reduced-price lunch is provided by the National School Lunch Program—a federally assisted meal program. To be eligible, a student must be from a household with an income at or below 130 percent of the poverty threshold for free lunch, or between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty threshold for reduced-price lunch. In total, 3,550 public schools with student enrollment did not report information on the number of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Therefore, this information is missing for 1,467,635 students and these students are not included in this table. 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 and missing data.
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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