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Table B.1.a.-4 Number and percentage distribution of private elementary and secondary students, by type of school and locale: 2009–10
Locale Elementary and secondary students  
Total   Catholic   Other religious   Non-sectarian  
Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error  
  Number
Total 5,488,500 (35,860)   2,160,200 (3,490)   2,076,200 (32,750)   1,252,000 (8,850)  
City 2,252,800 (12,710)   996,600 (2,100)   762,400 (4,500)   493,700 (8,450)  
Large 1,295,800 (12,560)   579,300 (2,050)   422,000 (3,720)   294,500 (8,280)  
Midsize 467,500 (3,260)   190,400 (0)   174,500 (1,900)   102,600 (2,810)  
Small 489,600 (2,570)   227,000 (440)   166,000 (1,540)   96,600 (1,440)  
Suburban 2,137,800 (20,890)   868,600 (5,050)   757,600 (16,090)   511,600 (7,720)  
Large 1,906,300 (19,950)   792,400 (4,980)   659,600 (15,700)   454,200 (5,650)  
Midsize 133,300 (3,600)   44,000 (0)   57,700 (3,540)   31,600 (630)  
Small 98,200 (5,740)   32,100 (830)   40,300 (230)   25,800 (5,680)  
Town 387,900 (9,570)   182,600 (0)   153,500 (9,130)   51,800 (2,890)  
Fringe 48,300 (930)   23,200 (0)   19,100 (570)   6,000 (510)  
Distant 208,200 (9,050)   97,000 (0)   84,700 (8,670)   26,500 (2,580)  
Remote 131,400 (3,310)   62,500 (0)   49,700 (2,790)   19,300 (1,190)  
Rural 710,000 (26,460)   112,400 (300)   402,700 (25,170)   194,900 (4,210)  
Fringe 498,700 (10,580)   82,500 (300)   271,600 (7,540)   144,600 (4,190)  
Distant 168,300 (23,190)   21,600 (0)   106,900 (22,840)   39,700 (360)  
Remote 43,100 (3,280)   8,300 (0)   24,200 (3,280)   10,600 (0)  
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 (†)   39.4 (0.25)   37.8 (0.37)   22.8 (0.16)  
City 100.0 (†)   44.2 (0.23)   33.8 (0.09)   21.9 (0.26)  
Large 100.0 (†)   44.7 (0.39)   32.6 (0.08)   22.7 (0.43)  
Midsize 100.0 (†)   40.7 (0.28)   37.3 (0.35)   21.9 (0.49)  
Small 100.0 (†)   46.4 (0.24)   33.9 (0.19)   19.7 (0.22)  
Suburban 100.0 (†)   40.6 (0.38)   35.4 (0.48)   23.9 (0.28)  
Large 100.0 (†)   41.6 (0.41)   34.6 (0.52)   23.8 (0.23)  
Midsize 100.0 (†)   33.0 (0.89)   43.3 (1.52)   23.7 (0.73)  
Small 100.0 (†)   32.7 (1.99)   41.0 (2.42)   26.2 (4.30)  
Town 100.0 (†)   47.1 (1.16)   39.6 (1.45)   13.3 (0.72)  
Fringe 100.0 (†)   48.0 (0.92)   39.6 (0.62)   12.4 (0.86)  
Distant 100.0 (†)   46.6 (2.03)   40.7 (2.53)   12.7 (1.21)  
Remote 100.0 (†)   47.5 (1.20)   37.8 (1.28)   14.7 (0.76)  
Rural 100.0 (†)   15.8 (0.59)   56.7 (1.50)   27.5 (0.97)  
Fringe 100.0 (†)   16.5 (0.35)   54.5 (0.57)   29.0 (0.49)  
Distant 100.0 (†)   12.8 (1.83)   63.5 (4.99)   23.6 (3.15)  
Remote 100.0 (†)   19.2 (1.51)   56.1 (3.44)   24.6 (1.93)  
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Elementary enrollment includes prekindergarten students. 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, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009–10.
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