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Table 3. Percentage distribution of public school students, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2007-08

Sex Race/ethnicity
State Male   Female   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   Hispanic, regardless of race   American Indian/Alaska Native   Asian/Pacific Islander  
United States  50.2   49.8   57.8   16.0   20.4   1.4   4.4  
                             
Alabama  50.3   49.7   57.8   36.9   3.3   0.9 ! 1.2  
Alaska  51.5   48.5   53.6   3.7   6.8   28.8   7.1  
Arizona  50.2   49.8   46.7   5.6   39.4   5.7   2.5  
Arkansas  48.5   51.5   70.6   20.0   7.6   0.6   1.3  
California  50.6   49.4   32.3   8.1   47.5   0.9   11.2  
                             
Colorado  49.9   50.1   59.3   5.9   30.2   1.1   3.6  
Connecticut  49.9   50.1   69.9   10.7   15.5   0.3   3.5  
Delaware  49.0   51.0   54.6   31.7   10.3   0.3   3.1  
District of Columbia  47.3   52.7   7.0   78.4   12.9   #   1.6  
Florida  50.2   49.8   48.3   24.2   24.1   0.9 ! 2.5  
                             
Georgia  50.9   49.1   50.4   36.2   10.3   0.1   2.9  
Hawaii  51.7   48.3   19.4   2.4   4.3   0.8   73.1  
Idaho  51.1   48.9   80.4   1.0   15.2   1.7   1.6  
Illinois  49.0   51.0   56.8   20.1   17.3     4.7  
Indiana  50.1   49.9   78.3   13.5   6.5   0.4 ! 1.3  
                             
Iowa  51.6   48.4   85.2   4.4   6.8     2.1  
Kansas  49.9   50.1   73.8   8.2   13.7   2.1 ! 2.2  
Kentucky  51.1   48.9   83.0   13.3   2.9   0.1   0.7  
Louisiana  49.9   50.1   53.9   42.0   2.0   0.7   1.3  
Maine  49.9   50.1   93.3   2.8 !   0.7   1.3  
                             
Maryland  49.5   50.5   46.6   42.3   8.3   0.3   2.4  
Massachusetts  51.2   48.8   75.1   8.3   10.8   0.3   5.4  
Michigan  50.8   49.2   77.3   14.8   4.7   1.3 ! 2.0  
Minnesota  50.8   49.2   77.4   8.0   7.1   2.4   5.1  
Mississippi  49.0   51.0   47.1   50.1   1.6     0.8  
                             
Missouri  49.1   50.9   75.2   18.5   4.4   0.4   1.5  
Montana  50.6   49.4   82.7   1.0   4.8   10.3   1.3  
Nebraska  50.7   49.3   82.1   3.8   8.8   2.9 ! 2.4 !
Nevada  51.3   48.7   45.3   9.3   36.6   1.5   7.3  
New Hampshire  50.6   49.4   92.0   2.5   3.0   0.3   2.2  
                             
New Jersey  50.4   49.6   59.1   14.2   19.0   0.1   7.7  
New Mexico  49.0   51.0   31.3   2.3   54.8   10.3   1.4  
New York  50.1   49.9   56.0   17.3   18.6   0.7 ! 7.5 !
North Carolina  49.8   50.2   52.4   32.1   11.2   2.2   2.1  
North Dakota  50.4   49.6   87.6   1.6   1.9     0.8  
                             
Ohio  50.3   49.7   80.1   16.2   1.9   0.2 ! 1.6  
Oklahoma  50.1   49.9   59.1   10.0   9.7   19.3   2.0  
Oregon  49.8   50.2   69.3   4.4   19.7   2.4   4.1  
Pennsylvania  50.7   49.3   80.0   10.7   6.3     2.1  
Rhode Island  50.6   49.4   67.8   8.0   18.7     3.1  
                             
South Carolina  49.8   50.2   52.6   40.6   5.5   0.2   1.0  
South Dakota  50.6   49.4   84.7   2.1   2.5   9.6   1.1  
Tennessee  51.8   48.2   77.1   15.7   5.6   0.3   1.4  
Texas  49.5   50.5   37.3   12.8   47.2   0.4   2.4  
Utah  51.4   48.6   81.7   1.3   12.8   1.7   2.5  
                             
Vermont  49.1   50.9   94.8   2.0   0.9     1.7  
Virginia  49.6   50.4   62.8   25.9   7.8   0.3   3.1  
Washington  50.1   49.9   66.0   6.0   15.3   3.0   9.7  
West Virginia  50.7   49.3   91.4   4.7       0.8 !
Wisconsin  50.1   49.9   76.4   11.7   7.5   1.2   3.2  
Wyoming  50.6   49.4   85.0   1.3   9.9   2.7   1.0  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2007-08.


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