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Table 2.  Percentage distribution of public school students, by sex, race/ethnicity, percentage minority, and state: 2003–04

  Sex   Race/ethnicity    
State  Male Female   White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic, regardless of race American Indian/Alaska Native Asian/Pacific Islander Minority1   
United States  50.1 49.9   60.3 16.8 17.7 1.3 3.9 39.7  
                     
Alabama  50.9 49.1   58.0 38.3 2.0 0.7 0.9 42.0  
Alaska  51.6 48.4   59.3 4.9 4.7 24.6 6.4 40.7  
Arizona  50.1 49.9   52.6 4.1 35.1 5.9 2.4 47.4  
Arkansas  50.6 49.4   72.8 21.6 4.0 0.5 1.1 27.2  
California  50.9 49.1   34.1 8.2 45.9 1.2 10.6 65.9  
                     
Colorado  51.6 48.4   67.4 5.5 22.5 1.3 3.3 32.6  
Connecticut  51.3 48.7   69.9 13.1 13.6 0.4 3.0 30.1  
Delaware  50.7 49.3   59.9 31.4 5.9 0.2 2.6 40.1  
District of Columbia  49.5 50.5   5.5 84.5 8.5 # 1.4 94.5  
Florida  49.7 50.3   52.9 25.2 20.0 0.4 1.6 47.1  
                     
Georgia  49.9 50.1   53.6 37.6 6.6 0.2 2.1 46.4  
Hawaii  50.6 49.4   18.3 2.8 3.5 0.6 74.8 81.7  
Idaho  51.1 48.9   83.4 0.7 13.4 1.4 1.1 16.6  
Illinois  50.8 49.2   61.1 18.0 18.0 0.2 2.7 38.9  
Indiana  51.7 48.3   82.3 11.5 4.9 0.3 1.0 17.7  
                     
Iowa  50.4 49.6   89.8 3.2 4.8 0.5 1.7 10.2  
Kansas  50.3 49.7   77.2 9.1 9.9 1.8 2.0 22.8  
Kentucky  51.5 48.5   88.6 8.6 2.0 0.2 0.6 11.4  
Louisiana  48.4 51.6   49.1 46.2 2.6 0.7 1.3 50.9  
Maine  52.1 47.9   95.7 1.8 0.7 0.6 1.2 4.3  
                     
Maryland  48.7 51.3   49.0 37.9 8.8 0.4 4.0 51.0  
Massachusetts  49.7 50.3   72.4 8.8 13.3 0.4 5.1 27.6  
Michigan  47.8 52.2   71.0 22.2 3.5 1.5 1.7 29.0  
Minnesota  50.1 49.9   79.5 7.3 4.4 2.4 6.4 20.5  
Mississippi  49.3 50.7   45.7 52.3 1.3 0.1 0.6 54.3  
                     
Missouri  50.9 49.1   79.4 15.9 3.1 0.5 1.1 20.6  
Montana  51.1 48.9   84.3 0.6 1.7 12.5 0.9 15.7  
Nebraska  49.5 50.5   81.7 6.4 8.8 1.7 1.4 18.3  
Nevada  50.0 50.0   51.8 10.5 29.9 1.5 6.1 48.2  
New Hampshire  50.5 49.5   94.6 1.5 2.3 0.2 1.4 5.4  
                     
New Jersey  50.9 49.1   59.1 16.4 18.4 0.2 5.9 40.9  
New Mexico  50.1 49.9   34.2 2.3 50.3 12.1 1.1 65.8  
New York  48.9 51.1   61.6 15.3 17.6 0.6 5.0 38.4  
North Carolina  51.3 48.7   61.2 29.2 6.6 0.8 2.2 38.8  
North Dakota  51.3 48.7   86.8 1.2 2.3 8.9 0.8 13.2  
                     
Ohio  49.0 51.0   78.5 18.2 2.1 0.1 1.1 21.5  
Oklahoma  49.8 50.2   62.3 9.5 7.1 19.8 1.3 37.7  
Oregon  49.4 50.6   78.4 2.4 13.5 2.8 3.0 21.6  
Pennsylvania  50.1 49.9   76.0 16.1 6.3 0.1 1.6 24.0  
Rhode Island  48.0 52.0   69.5 8.8 18.4 0.5 2.9 30.5  
                     
South Carolina  48.7 51.3   54.5 41.0 3.2 0.2 1.1 45.5  
South Dakota  49.1 50.9   85.6 1.3 1.5 10.7 1.0 14.4  
Tennessee  50.4 49.6   73.0 22.6 3.1 0.2 1.2 27.0  
Texas  49.3 50.7   38.2 15.4 43.3 0.2 2.9 61.8  
Utah  50.8 49.2   84.7 1.1 10.7 1.5 2.0 15.3  
                     
Vermont  52.3 47.7   95.9 1.3 0.9 0.5 1.3 4.1  
Virginia  50.8 49.2   63.3 28.7 4.4 0.3 3.3 36.7  
Washington  49.8 50.2   71.4 5.0 13.9 2.4 7.3 28.6  
West Virginia  50.7 49.3   94.4 4.6 0.5 0.1 0.4 5.6  
Wisconsin  51.3 48.7   81.5 8.8 5.4 0.9 3.4 18.5  
Wyoming  51.3 48.7   84.8 1.6 7.7 5.1 0.8 15.2  
# Rounds to zero.
1 Minority includes Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic, regardless of race; American Indian/Alaska Native; and Asian/Pacific Islander.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File, 2003–04.

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