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Table B.1.e.-1 Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, race/ethnicity, and locale: 2007-08
    Percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch     Percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Race/ethnicity and locale Total 10 percent or less 11–25 percent 26–50 percent 51–75 percent More than 75 percent   Total 10 percent or less 11–25 percent 26–50 percent 51–75 percent More than 75 percent
  Number   Percentage distribution
Total1 45,945,947 5,658,703 8,408,261 13,888,398 10,482,219 7,508,366   100.0 12.3 18.3 30.2 22.8 16.3
White 25,004,267 4,211,457 6,366,790 9,014,387 4,409,285 1,002,348   100.0 16.8 25.5 36.1 17.6 4.0
Black 7,651,962 246,845 613,474 1,777,034 2,415,462 2,599,147   100.0 3.2 8.0 23.2 31.6 34.0
Hispanic 10,029,409 647,969 803,874 2,179,655 2,959,554 3,438,357   100.0 6.5 8.0 21.7 29.5 34.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,272,807 476,233 483,631 617,589 417,753 277,601   100.0 21.0 21.3 27.2 18.4 12.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 559,630 32,120 62,412 154,546 169,606 140,946   100.0 5.7 11.2 27.6 30.3 25.2
City1 13,627,405 1,020,765 1,509,375 3,129,405 3,534,736 4,433,124   100.0 7.5 11.1 23.0 25.9 32.5
White 4,391,167 543,996 975,590 1,538,341 918,671 414,569   100.0 12.4 22.2 35.0 20.9 9.4
Black 3,536,939 61,155 142,993 593,847 1,084,889 1,654,055   100.0 1.7 4.0 16.8 30.7 46.8
Hispanic 4,495,091 254,696 206,807 689,915 1,243,752 2,099,921   100.0 5.7 4.6 15.3 27.7 46.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 959,478 145,071 152,672 239,956 217,775 204,004   100.0 15.1 15.9 25.0 22.7 21.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 115,784 8,309 14,930 30,341 31,172 31,032   100.0 7.2 12.9 26.2 26.9 26.8
Large1 7,006,298 380,489 534,560 1,196,875 1,886,421 3,007,953   100.0 5.4 7.6 17.1 26.9 42.9
White 1,472,096 191,225 305,738 452,882 322,261 199,990   100.0 13.0 20.8 30.8 21.9 13.6
Black 2,025,564 31,028 61,878 253,018 625,440 1,054,200   100.0 1.5 3.1 12.5 30.9 52.0
Hispanic 2,836,672 105,451 92,792 332,425 760,912 1,545,092   100.0 3.7 3.3 11.7 26.8 54.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 564,927 46,448 62,490 134,780 149,002 172,207   100.0 8.2 11.1 23.9 26.4 30.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 59,841 4,707 5,975 11,915 15,124 22,120   100.0 7.9 10.0 19.9 25.3 37.0
Midsize1 2,963,819 287,270 352,790 723,735 769,089 830,935   100.0 9.7 11.9 24.4 25.9 28.0
White 1,065,286 143,992 227,111 351,014 243,084 100,085   100.0 13.5 21.3 33.0 22.8 9.4
Black 836,500 13,653 31,832 153,801 253,948 383,266   100.0 1.6 3.8 18.4 30.4 45.8
Hispanic 830,052 85,137 49,960 157,238 220,460 317,257   100.0 10.3 6.0 18.9 26.6 38.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 172,168 39,761 36,324 44,890 33,373 17,820   100.0 23.1 21.1 26.1 19.4 10.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 20,637 1,815 2,967 5,490 6,250 4,115   100.0 8.8 14.4 26.6 30.3 19.9
Small1 3,657,288 353,006 622,025 1,208,795 879,226 594,236   100.0 9.7 17.0 33.1 24.0 16.2
White 1,853,785 208,779 442,741 734,445 353,326 114,494   100.0 11.3 23.9 39.6 19.1 6.2
Black 674,875 16,474 49,283 187,028 205,501 216,589   100.0 2.4 7.3 27.7 30.5 32.1
Hispanic 828,367 64,108 64,055 200,252 262,380 237,572   100.0 7.7 7.7 24.2 31.7 28.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 222,383 58,862 53,858 60,286 35,400 13,977   100.0 26.5 24.2 27.1 15.9 6.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 35,306 1,787 5,988 12,936 9,798 4,797   100.0 5.1 17.0 36.6 27.8 13.6
Suburban1 16,063,251 3,361,122 3,920,657 4,338,644 2,826,068 1,616,760   100.0 20.9 24.4 27.0 17.6 10.1
White 8,969,680 2,658,422 2,886,975 2,379,360 849,842 195,081   100.0 29.6 32.2 26.5 9.5 2.2
Black 2,364,299 135,824 314,481 726,032 729,708 458,254   100.0 5.7 13.3 30.7 30.9 19.4
Hispanic 3,477,063 255,242 405,582 890,148 1,043,097 882,994   100.0 7.3 11.7 25.6 30.0 25.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 982,619 273,753 248,831 253,127 148,219 58,689   100.0 27.9 25.3 25.8 15.1 6.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 92,153 10,873 21,948 32,219 18,702 8,411   100.0 11.8 23.8 35.0 20.3 9.1
Large1 13,527,295 3,085,223 3,276,194 3,397,733 2,332,724 1,435,421   100.0 22.8 24.2 25.1 17.2 10.6
White 7,275,547 2,436,417 2,370,787 1,728,379 590,692 149,272   100.0 33.5 32.6 23.8 8.1 2.1
Black 2,099,175 126,235 276,482 631,266 651,600 413,592   100.0 6.0 13.2 30.1 31.0 19.7
Hispanic 3,048,506 230,076 352,827 751,969 913,280 800,354   100.0 7.5 11.6 24.7 30.0 26.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 883,542 257,945 220,601 216,757 134,570 53,669   100.0 29.2 25.0 24.5 15.2 6.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 72,013 9,258 17,675 23,828 14,157 7,095   100.0 12.9 24.5 33.1 19.7 9.9
Midsize1 1,547,468 204,149 396,015 546,640 291,134 109,530   100.0 13.2 25.6 35.3 18.8 7.1
White 1,030,104 166,626 318,542 371,248 146,453 27,235   100.0 16.2 30.9 36.0 14.2 2.6
Black 158,374 6,215 19,449 56,764 46,271 29,675   100.0 3.9 12.3 35.8 29.2 18.7
Hispanic 262,146 19,640 34,095 80,407 80,756 47,248   100.0 7.5 13.0 30.7 30.8 18.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 63,436 9,061 17,198 24,644 9,428 3,105   100.0 14.3 27.1 38.8 14.9 4.9
American Indian/Alaska Native 11,172 1,078 2,691 4,097 2,562 744   100.0 9.6 24.1 36.7 22.9 6.7
Small1 988,488 71,750 248,448 394,271 202,210 71,809   100.0 7.3 25.1 39.9 20.5 7.3
White 664,029 55,379 197,646 279,733 112,697 18,574   100.0 8.3 29.8 42.1 17.0 2.8
Black 106,750 3,374 18,550 38,002 31,837 14,987   100.0 3.2 17.4 35.6 29.8 14.0
Hispanic 166,411 5,526 18,660 57,772 49,061 35,392   100.0 3.3 11.2 34.7 29.5 21.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 35,641 6,747 11,032 11,726 4,221 1,915   100.0 18.9 31.0 32.9 11.8 5.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 8,968 537 1,582 4,294 1,983 572   100.0 6.0 17.6 47.9 22.1 6.4
Town1 5,763,899 206,130 827,922 2,372,198 1,676,251 681,398   100.0 3.6 14.4 41.2 29.1 11.8
White 3,901,011 156,698 723,112 1,875,918 985,499 159,784   100.0 4.0 18.5 48.1 25.3 4.1
Black 664,134 5,602 24,745 141,821 256,515 235,451   100.0 0.8 3.7 21.4 38.6 35.5
Hispanic 922,173 33,746 47,221 242,806 347,381 251,019   100.0 3.7 5.1 26.3 37.7 27.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 112,004 4,375 19,391 55,722 24,639 7,877   100.0 3.9 17.3 49.8 22.0 7.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 124,912 4,714 9,915 39,152 46,939 24,192   100.0 3.8 7.9 31.3 37.6 19.4
Fringe1 1,952,943 139,489 466,528 769,347 409,663 167,916   100.0 7.1 23.9 39.4 21.0 8.6
White 1,378,245 120,517 411,416 591,623 224,402 30,287   100.0 8.7 29.9 42.9 16.3 2.2
Black 175,232 3,948 16,311 55,802 60,347 38,824   100.0 2.3 9.3 31.8 34.4 22.2
Hispanic 326,710 10,349 24,489 93,452 105,459 92,961   100.0 3.2 7.5 28.6 32.3 28.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 34,916 3,311 8,538 13,564 7,136 2,367   100.0 9.5 24.5 38.8 20.4 6.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 23,505 788 3,453 8,823 7,566 2,875   100.0 3.4 14.7 37.5 32.2 12.2
Distant1 2,206,244 24,573 209,455 921,368 749,128 301,720   100.0 1.1 9.5 41.8 34.0 13.7
White 1,481,137 15,856 186,206 752,568 450,053 76,454   100.0 1.1 12.6 50.8 30.4 5.2
Black 313,851 1,179 5,430 59,984 131,578 115,680   100.0 0.4 1.7 19.1 41.9 36.9
Hispanic 322,635 6,054 11,314 77,096 133,020 95,151   100.0 1.9 3.5 23.9 41.2 29.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 26,610 275 3,544 11,043 8,010 3,738   100.0 1.0 13.3 41.5 30.1 14.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 42,973 1,024 2,103 12,536 18,535 8,775   100.0 2.4 4.9 29.2 43.1 20.4
Remote1 1,604,712 42,068 151,939 681,483 517,460 211,762   100.0 2.6 9.5 42.5 32.2 13.2
White 1,041,629 20,325 125,490 531,727 311,044 53,043   100.0 2.0 12.0 51.0 29.9 5.1
Black 175,051 475 3,004 26,035 64,590 80,947   100.0 0.3 1.7 14.9 36.9 46.2
Hispanic 272,828 17,343 11,418 72,258 108,902 62,907   100.0 6.4 4.2 26.5 39.9 23.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 50,478 789 7,309 31,115 9,493 1,772   100.0 1.6 14.5 61.6 18.8 3.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 58,434 2,902 4,359 17,793 20,838 12,542   100.0 5.0 7.5 30.4 35.7 21.5
Rural1 10,491,392 1,070,686 2,150,307 4,048,151 2,445,164 777,084   100.0 10.2 20.5 38.6 23.3 7.4
White 7,742,409 852,341 1,781,113 3,220,768 1,655,273 232,914   100.0 11.0 23.0 41.6 21.4 3.0
Black 1,086,590 44,264 131,255 315,334 344,350 251,387   100.0 4.1 12.1 29.0 31.7 23.1
Hispanic 1,135,082 104,285 144,264 356,786 325,324 204,423   100.0 9.2 12.7 31.4 28.7 18.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 218,706 53,034 62,737 68,784 27,120 7,031   100.0 24.2 28.7 31.5 12.4 3.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 226,781 8,224 15,619 52,834 72,793 77,311   100.0 3.6 6.9 23.3 32.1 34.1
Fringe1 6,031,822 970,357 1,535,807 2,108,818 1,062,454 354,386   100.0 16.1 25.5 35.0 17.6 5.9
White 4,172,116 768,353 1,214,411 1,511,113 600,025 78,214   100.0 18.4 29.1 36.2 14.4 1.9
Black 719,893 42,173 117,066 237,581 205,124 117,949   100.0 5.9 16.3 33.0 28.5 16.4
Hispanic 824,281 95,822 122,874 259,341 209,011 137,233   100.0 11.6 14.9 31.5 25.4 16.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 187,323 51,666 57,526 55,231 17,861 5,039   100.0 27.6 30.7 29.5 9.5 2.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 69,744 4,486 10,991 23,006 18,190 13,071   100.0 6.4 15.8 33.0 26.1 18.7
Distant1 3,272,669 81,607 535,860 1,452,111 948,748 254,343   100.0 2.5 16.4 44.4 29.0 7.8
White 2,656,642 71,050 493,708 1,274,824 724,121 92,939   100.0 2.7 18.6 48.0 27.3 3.5
Black 280,963 1,779 13,519 67,339 105,731 92,595   100.0 0.6 4.8 24.0 37.6 33.0
Hispanic 223,575 6,154 18,291 72,628 80,964 45,538   100.0 2.8 8.2 32.5 36.2 20.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 23,345 1,079 4,524 9,988 6,279 1,475   100.0 4.6 19.4 42.8 26.9 6.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 68,267 1,114 3,514 17,491 25,123 21,025   100.0 1.6 5.1 25.6 36.8 30.8
Remote1 1,186,901 18,722 78,640 487,222 433,962 168,355   100.0 1.6 6.6 41.0 36.6 14.2
White 913,651 12,938 72,994 434,831 331,127 61,761   100.0 1.4 8.0 47.6 36.2 6.8
Black 85,734 312 670 10,414 33,495 40,843   100.0 0.4 0.8 12.1 39.1 47.6
Hispanic 87,226 2,309 3,099 24,817 35,349 21,652   100.0 2.6 3.6 28.5 40.5 24.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 8,038 289 687 3,565 2,980 517   100.0 3.6 8.5 44.4 37.1 6.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 88,770 2,624 1,114 12,337 29,480 43,215   100.0 3.0 1.3 13.9 33.2 48.7
1 Totals include students whose race/ethnicity was not reported.
NOTE: The National School Lunch Program is 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, 6,870 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 2,964,078 students and these students are not included in this table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/page2.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," 2007–08.
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