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Table B.1.b.-1Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and school locale: Fall 2010
School locale Total1 White Hispanic Black Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Two or more races
  Enrollment
Total 49,117,807 25,763,561 11,341,266 7,851,841 2,276,481 169,337 560,339 1,154,982
City 14,408,282 4,360,410 4,940,597 3,632,597 953,633 50,132 115,689 355,224
Large 7,531,542 1,537,390 3,047,646 2,140,795 565,114 27,419 60,860 152,318
Midsize 3,185,277 1,086,992 964,802 817,461 183,437 11,475 22,110 99,000
Small 3,691,463 1,736,028 928,149 674,341 205,082 11,238 32,719 103,906
Suburban 16,855,686 9,021,681 3,861,862 2,403,875 977,898 69,272 87,536 433,562
Large 14,274,655 7,381,599 3,370,726 2,143,508 890,391 57,917 69,066 361,448
Midsize 1,580,430 992,319 306,163 160,545 52,648 9,383 10,491 48,881
Small 1,000,601 647,763 184,973 99,822 34,859 1,972 7,979 23,233
Town 5,838,611 3,873,796 997,286 612,348 84,699 26,372 117,615 126,495
Fringe 938,555 657,239 176,636 57,856 14,321 932 9,266 22,305
Distant 3,065,154 2,070,539 483,823 355,058 36,273 5,964 47,068 66,429
Remote 1,834,902 1,146,018 336,827 199,434 34,105 19,476 61,281 37,761
Rural 12,015,228 8,507,674 1,541,521 1,203,021 260,251 23,561 239,499 239,701
Fringe 7,403,910 4,861,402 1,180,569 856,239 235,104 16,215 85,062 169,319
Distant 3,457,485 2,776,980 264,205 268,836 19,678 5,035 69,033 53,718
Remote 1,153,833 869,292 96,747 77,946 5,469 2,311 85,404 16,664
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 52.5 23.1 16.0 4.6 0.3 1.1 2.4
City 100.0 30.3 34.3 25.2 6.6 0.3 0.8 2.5
Large 100.0 20.4 40.5 28.4 7.5 0.4 0.8 2.0
Midsize 100.0 34.1 30.3 25.7 5.8 0.4 0.7 3.1
Small 100.0 47.0 25.1 18.3 5.6 0.3 0.9 2.8
Suburban 100.0 53.5 22.9 14.3 5.8 0.4 0.5 2.6
Large 100.0 51.7 23.6 15.0 6.2 0.4 0.5 2.5
Midsize 100.0 62.8 19.4 10.2 3.3 0.6 0.7 3.1
Small 100.0 64.7 18.5 10.0 3.5 0.2 0.8 2.3
Town 100.0 66.3 17.1 10.5 1.5 0.5 2.0 2.2
Fringe 100.0 70.0 18.8 6.2 1.5 0.1 1.0 2.4
Distant 100.0 67.6 15.8 11.6 1.2 0.2 1.5 2.2
Remote 100.0 62.5 18.4 10.9 1.9 1.1 3.3 2.1
Rural 100.0 70.8 12.8 10.0 2.2 0.2 2.0 2.0
Fringe 100.0 65.7 15.9 11.6 3.2 0.2 1.1 2.3
Distant 100.0 80.3 7.6 7.8 0.6 0.1 2.0 1.6
Remote 100.0 75.3 8.4 6.8 0.5 0.2 7.4 1.4
1 Total excludes 51,637 students with missing race/ethnicity information.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For more information on race categories, 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," 2010–11 (version 2a).
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