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Table 19.  Average age of public school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers by sex, and state: 2003–04

    Sex
State  Average age of teachers Male Female
United States  42.5 25.0 75.0
       
Alabama  41.3 22.1 77.9
Alaska  43.0 30.7 69.3
Arizona  42.2 28.0 72.0
Arkansas  41.8 20.7 79.3
California  43.1 28.3 71.7
       
Colorado  42.2 26.8 73.2
Connecticut  44.5 27.7 72.3
Delaware  41.5 20.6 79.4
District of Columbia  44.2 30.3 69.7
Florida  43.7 23.5 76.5
       
Georgia  41.1 16.9 83.1
Hawaii  42.4 26.9 73.1
Idaho  44.1 28.7 71.3
Illinois  42.7 20.6 79.4
Indiana  43.8 27.3 72.7
       
Iowa  43.4 28.7 71.3
Kansas  43.0 26.1 73.9
Kentucky  41.2 24.3 75.7
Louisiana  43.1 19.4 80.6
Maine  45.2 28.4 71.6
       
Maryland  41.9 23.5 76.5
Massachusetts  43.5 22.8 77.2
Michigan  42.7 24.3 75.7
Minnesota  42.3 29.9 70.1
Mississippi  42.7 17.2 82.8
       
Missouri  41.4 18.2 81.8
Montana  44.2 29.0 71.0
Nebraska  42.2 24.1 75.9
Nevada  42.0 27.5 72.5
New Hampshire  43.6 23.0 77.0
       
New Jersey  43.7 24.3 75.7
New Mexico  44.6 22.8 77.2
New York  41.2 26.7 73.3
North Carolina  40.9 24.7 75.3
North Dakota  44.0 25.7 74.3
       
Ohio  41.9 28.2 71.8
Oklahoma  42.8 24.9 75.1
Oregon  43.3 34.6 65.4
Pennsylvania  42.6 30.4 69.6
Rhode Island  43.3 25.3 74.7
       
South Carolina  42.1 20.5 79.5
South Dakota  42.7 26.7 73.3
Tennessee  43.0 21.7 78.3
Texas  41.5 24.4 75.6
Utah  43.0 22.0 78.0
       
Vermont  45.0 29.6 70.4
Virginia  42.1 22.2 77.8
Washington  43.7 29.6 70.4
West Virginia  46.8 23.4 76.6
Wisconsin  41.2 27.5 72.5
Wyoming  43.9 31.3 68.7
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, Public School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.

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