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Table 3. Percentage distribution of public school teachers by age category, average and median age of teachers, and percentage distribution of teachers, by sex and state: 2007-08

                          Sex
State Less than 30 years   30-49 years   50-54 years   55 years or more   Average age of teachers   Median age
of teachers
  Male   Female  
United States  18.0   50.1   13.3   18.7   42.2   41.5   24.1   75.9  
                                 
Alabama  19.4   55.0   11.5   14.1   40.6   38.9   19.9   80.1  
Alaska  10.7   52.4   16.2   20.7   44.6   45.6   28.0   72.0  
Arizona  20.8   42.2   14.8   22.2   42.8   42.8   25.0   75.0  
Arkansas  13.9   51.5   14.9   19.7   43.6   43.6   20.1   79.9  
California  15.8   51.1   12.9   20.2   42.8   41.5   26.1   73.9  
                                 
Colorado  19.6   53.2   11.8   15.4   40.9   39.2   23.8   76.2  
Connecticut  13.8   50.8   13.3   22.1   43.4   42.8   24.4   75.6  
Delaware  19.6   57.9   9.5   13.0   40.2   38.4   25.7   74.3  
District of Columbia  21.2   39.7   14.4   24.7   43.1   44.7   23.4   76.6  
Florida  15.2   49.8   12.2   22.8   43.2   42.5   22.2   77.8  
                                 
Georgia  18.9   52.0   13.0   16.1   41.5   40.4   19.2   80.8  
Hawaii  21.5   46.0   13.4   19.2   41.5   39.5   23.3   76.7  
Idaho  13.6   49.7   14.5   22.3   44.0   44.6   27.3   72.7  
Illinois  20.6   49.8   15.1   14.5   40.9   39.7   22.0   78.0  
Indiana  19.0   46.9   14.3   19.7   42.5   41.7   25.8   74.2  
                                 
Iowa  18.3   50.2   14.6   17.0   41.8   40.8   21.9   78.1  
Kansas  16.8   46.8   12.8   23.6   43.1   43.8   23.0   77.0  
Kentucky  17.7   56.8   13.3   12.2   40.9   39.8   20.8   79.2  
Louisiana  19.2   48.9   13.8   18.1   42.0   41.0   17.3   82.7  
Maine  12.1   48.8   14.7   24.5   44.8   45.4   28.4   71.6  
                                 
Maryland  21.4   42.4   12.9   23.3   42.5   41.8   22.9   77.1  
Massachusetts  18.3   46.1   12.7   22.9   43.3   43.9   24.0   76.0  
Michigan  16.9   54.6   10.3   18.2   41.5   39.4   28.3   71.7  
Minnesota  15.8   53.3   14.4   16.6   42.4   41.8   28.9   71.1  
Mississippi  19.6   50.2   12.2   18.1   41.6   39.9   16.0   84.0  
                                 
Missouri  22.3   52.2   11.5   14.0   40.8   40.1   18.4   81.6  
Montana  13.0   49.2   15.6   22.2   44.5   45.3   29.0   71.0  
Nebraska  15.7   47.1   14.3   22.9   43.8   44.9   23.8   76.2  
Nevada  16.0   49.4   10.7   23.9   43.3   42.8   27.0   73.0  
New Hampshire  14.1   47.6   13.5   24.8   44.8   46.2   21.6   78.4  
                                 
New Jersey  21.0   47.1   11.0   21.0   42.0   40.2   24.0   76.0  
New Mexico  10.4   49.9   15.7   24.0   45.2   45.2   26.3   73.7  
New York  19.1   53.3   13.5   14.0   41.2   40.0   26.8   73.2  
North Carolina  21.1   53.9   11.7   13.3   40.5   39.1   19.6   80.4  
North Dakota  14.4   46.3   16.4   22.9   44.1   44.9   25.9   74.1  
                                 
Ohio  18.4   53.6   13.6   14.4   41.2   39.8   26.5   73.5  
Oklahoma  14.0   50.7   15.1   20.2   43.5   43.3   21.9   78.1  
Oregon  15.4   47.0   18.6   19.0   43.4   44.3   31.3   68.7  
Pennsylvania  22.0   43.1   14.3   20.6   41.9   41.2   28.6   71.4  
Rhode Island  11.8   48.6   16.5   23.2   44.1   44.2   23.7   76.3  
                                 
South Carolina  17.4   49.3   15.6   17.7   42.2   41.0   20.9   79.1  
South Dakota  16.9   48.6   16.1   18.4   43.1   44.4   21.9   78.1  
Tennessee  14.9   51.2   14.4   19.5   43.0   42.7   27.6   72.4  
Texas  18.9   51.3   11.0   18.8   42.2   40.9   23.3   76.7  
Utah  21.9   42.1   14.4   21.6   42.5   42.8   27.7   72.3  
                                 
Vermont  11.9   47.2   15.0   26.0   45.0   44.9   28.9   71.1  
Virginia  19.1   46.6   14.1   20.2   42.4   42.4   20.1   79.9  
Washington  13.7   49.1   14.9   22.4   44.1   44.8   29.6   70.4  
West Virginia  13.1   43.7   19.8   23.3   45.0   46.7   27.2   72.8  
Wisconsin  15.1   52.1   17.5   15.3   42.9   43.0   24.2   75.8  
Wyoming  13.7   47.6   17.3   21.4   44.0   45.0   29.4   70.6  
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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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