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Table B.1.a-5 Number and percentage distribution of private elementary and secondary schools, by type of school and locale: 2009–10
Locale Total   Catholic   Other religious   Non-sectarian
Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error   Estimate Standard error
  Number of schools
Total 33,400 (830)   7,100 (20)   15,600 (800)   10,600 (190)
City 10,800 (170)   3,000 (30)   4,200 (80)   3,600 (110)
Large 5,700 (160)   1,700 (10)   2,100 (70)   1,900 (90)
Midsize 2,300 (40)   500 (0)   1,000 (40)   800 (30)
Small 2,800 (50)   800 (30)   1,100 (20)   900 (40)
Suburban 11,600 (180)   2,600 (20)   4,400 (110)   4,600 (110)
Large 10,100 (170)   2,300 (10)   3,700 (110)   4,100 (100)
Midsize 800 (20)   200 (0)   400 (10)   300 (10)
Small 700 (60)   100 (10)   300 (10)   300 (60)
Town 3,300 (150)   1,000 (0)   1,700 (100)   700 (160)
Fringe 400 (30)   100 (0)   200 (10)   100 (20)
Distant 1,700 (150)   500 (0)   800 (30)   400 (150)
Remote 1,300 (110)   300 (0)   700 (90)   200 (40)
Rural 7,600 (800)   600 (10)   5,400 (780)   1,600 (80)
Fringe 3,900 (150)   300 (10)   2,400 (100)   1,200 (80)
Distant 2,900 (740)   200 (0)   2,400 (730)   300 (10)
Remote 800 (110)   100 (0)   600 (110)   100 (0)
  Percentage distribution of schools
Total 100.0 (†)   21.3 (0.54)   46.8 (1.30)   31.9 (0.85)
City 100.0 (†)   27.5 (0.45)   38.9 (0.34)   33.7 (0.52)
Large 100.0 (†)   28.9 (0.73)   37.3 (0.36)   33.8 (0.71)
Midsize 100.0 (†)   23.5 (0.44)   42.7 (1.00)   33.8 (0.91)
Small 100.0 (†)   27.8 (0.80)   38.8 (0.80)   33.3 (1.04)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   22.2 (0.32)   37.8 (0.63)   40.0 (0.62)
Large 100.0 (†)   22.4 (0.35)   36.9 (0.70)   40.6 (0.65)
Midsize 100.0 (†)   20.0 (0.40)   46.0 (1.03)   34.0 (0.99)
Small 100.0 (†)   21.5 (2.20)   41.2 (3.72)   37.3 (5.36)
Town 100.0 (†)   28.7 (1.34)   50.0 (3.18)   21.2 (4.00)
Fringe 100.0 (†)   30.8 (2.37)   41.5 (2.32)   27.7 (4.27)
Distant 100.0 (†)   30.6 (2.88)   47.2 (4.45)   22.2 (7.22)
Remote 100.0 (†)   25.7 (2.13)   56.1 (3.36)   18.1 (2.52)
Rural 100.0 (†)   8.0 (0.86)   70.3 (3.07)   21.7 (2.28)
Fringe 100.0 (†)   8.3 (0.37)   61.1 (1.08)   30.6 (1.16)
Distant 100.0 (†)   6.4 (1.82)   81.8 (4.84)   11.9 (3.02)
Remote 100.0 (†)   12.7 (2.02)   74.5 (4.05)   12.8 (2.04)
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Schools with a high grade of prekindergarten are included. 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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