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Table 2. Percentage distribution of public school teachers, by race/ethnicity and state: 2007-08

Race/ethnicity
State Total number of teachers White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   Asian, non-Hispanic   Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   Hispanic, regardless of race   Two or more races, non-Hispanic1  
United States  3,404,500 83.1   7.0   0.5   1.2   0.2   7.1   0.9  
                               
Alabama  53,200 74.2   23.6       #      
Alaska  8,100 86.3     6.6   1.3 !   1.9 ! 2.9 !
Arizona  66,500 78.7   2.5 ! 2.0       13.9   2.0  
Arkansas  35,800 89.2   8.0   1.0 !        
California  310,000 70.5   4.4     4.2   0.8 ! 18.1   1.1  
                               
Colorado  50,100 89.0         #   7.5    
Connecticut  50,100 92.9   1.7 ! #     #   3.5    
Delaware  8,300 82.7   11.6   #     #   3.4 ! 2.0 !
District of Columbia  4,400 26.0   65.0   #     #   5.3   1.6 !
Florida  177,200 73.1   13.1   0.2 !     11.6   0.7 !
                               
Georgia  121,900 75.0   23.4   #       0.9 !  
Hawaii  12,800 31.7   #     43.9   10.1   7.2   6.7  
Idaho  16,200 94.6   #         3.6 !  
Illinois  145,000 89.2   4.0 ! #     #   5.0    
Indiana  68,400 95.2   2.8 !     #   1.1 !  
                               
Iowa  39,600 98.7              
Kansas  37,700 94.0   1.8 !       1.7 ! 1.3 !
Kentucky  44,400 94.3   3.7     #   #      
Louisiana  48,100 78.3   19.2         1.3 ! 0.6 !
Maine  17,800 98.1         #      
                               
Maryland  59,900 67.4   25.0     3.3 ! #      
Massachusetts  80,400 93.1           2.7 !  
Michigan  98,300 92.7   3.7 !     #   2.4 !  
Minnesota  64,000 97.1         #      
Mississippi  35,500 70.8   27.7       #   0.6 !  
                               
Missouri  73,300 92.9   3.6   0.5 !   #   1.5 ! 1.3 !
Montana  12,700 95.9   #   1.8 !   #   1.3 !  
Nebraska  23,200 97.4       #     1.1 !  
Nevada  23,700 83.2           6.4   2.4 !
New Hampshire  17,400 98.0         #   1.0 !  
                               
New Jersey  124,500 86.4   4.9 ! #     #   6.4    
New Mexico  22,700 58.1     2.1 !     35.8   2.6 !
New York  228,100 83.7   6.3 !       6.1    
North Carolina  96,000 81.0   15.9   1.2 ! 0.4 ! #   1.2 !  
North Dakota  8,900 98.7   #     #   #   !  
                               
Ohio  134,300 94.2   3.9 ! #     #   0.5 !  
Oklahoma  46,500 84.8   2.2   7.4   0.2 ! 0.3 ! 1.9   3.2 !
Oregon  31,700 93.1       1.8 !   3.3   1.0 !
Pennsylvania  136,900 96.7   1.6 ! #   #   #   0.4 ! 1.3 !
Rhode Island  13,200 95.5       #        
                               
South Carolina  49,000 79.4   17.7   #   0.7 !   1.2 !  
South Dakota  10,600 96.2     1.4 ! #        
Tennessee  67,100 91.8   6.5            
Texas  340,400 66.4   7.9       #   24.6    
Utah  27,200 96.2           2.0 !  
                               
Vermont  10,200 97.8   #       #      
Virginia  94,000 84.5   11.9         2.3 !  
Washington  58,100 91.3   1.8 ! 1.0 ! 2.5 !   2.2 ! 1.1 !
West Virginia  22,900 97.4   0.9 !       0.8 ! 0.3 !
Wisconsin  70,100 95.4   1.6 !     #   2.2    
Wyoming  7,900 95.5         #   2.6 ! 0.9 !
# 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.
1Two or more races, non-Hispanic includes all non-Hispanic respondents who selected more than one race.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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 Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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