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Table 42. Number and percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by state: 200001, 200405, 200506, and 200607
State or jurisdiction Number of students Number of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch Percent of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch
2000–01 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2000–01 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2000–01 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 48,912,085 20,333,474 41.6
Alabama 728,351 721,205 741,547 743,469 335,143 376,494 383,219 379,537 46.0 52.2 51.7 51.0
Alaska 105,333 103,052 133,292 116,682 32,468 38,058 41,872 45,028 30.8 36.9 31.4 38.6
Arizona 933,789 1,094,454 1,014,149 500,442 492,450 434,432 53.6 45.0 42.8
Arkansas 449,959 463,121 474,206 476,132 205,058 240,352 250,641 279,400 45.6 51.9 52.9 58.7
California 6,050,753 6,322,433 6,312,103 6,210,343 2,820,611 3,100,883 3,063,627 3,119,120 46.6 49.0 48.5 50.2
                         
Colorado 724,349 765,976 779,826 789,014 195,148 241,569 258,264 269,926 26.9 31.5 33.1 34.2
Connecticut 577,387 575,058 558,532 151,723 152,669 156,735 26.3 26.5 28.1
Delaware 114,676 119,091 120,937 121,886 37,766 42,411 43,682 45,163 32.9 35.6 36.1 37.1
District of Columbia 68,380 76,470 76,876 61,922 47,839 50,455 41,050 38,425 70.0 66.0 53.4 62.1
Florida 2,434,755 2,639,304 2,675,024 2,670,482 1,079,009 1,249,976 1,224,228 1,207,511 44.3 47.4 45.8 45.2
                         
Georgia 1,444,937 1,553,435 1,598,461 1,628,309 624,511 743,797 795,394 819,824 43.2 47.9 49.8 50.3
Hawaii 184,357 184,096 184,925 179,730 80,657 76,597 74,926 73,650 43.8 41.6 40.5 41.0
Idaho 244,755 249,831 261,844 265,045 85,824 98,743 99,093 99,639 35.1 39.5 37.8 37.6
Illinois 1,989,386 2,111,706 1,944,728 785,978 785,715 794,322 39.5 37.2 40.8
Indiana 977,219 1,005,569 1,034,782 1,044,175 285,267 365,374 373,433 392,272 29.2 36.3 36.1 37.6
                         
Iowa 492,021 477,007 481,099 481,181 131,553 148,429 154,416 155,065 26.7 31.1 32.1 32.2
Kansas 462,594 466,577 466,266 459,171 154,693 179,878 180,919 182,860 33.4 38.6 38.8 39.8
Kentucky 626,723 641,685 646,461 298,334 336,287 331,361 47.6 52.4 51.3
Louisiana 741,162 723,854 654,397 675,381 433,068 445,808 400,596 416,402 58.4 61.6 61.2 61.7
Maine 198,532 192,145 195,498 192,078 60,162 64,301 65,877 67,289 30.3 33.5 33.7 35.0
                         
Maryland 852,911 865,553 860,020 850,026 255,872 277,669 272,069 274,539 30.0 32.1 31.6 32.3
Massachusetts 979,590 975,571 971,909 958,858 237,871 270,651 274,515 280,165 24.3 27.7 28.2 29.2
Michigan 1,703,260 1,625,345 1,711,544 1,713,777 504,044 584,773 609,754 619,879 29.6 36.0 35.6 36.2
Minnesota 854,154 838,433 839,084 838,453 218,867 247,520 253,938 259,532 25.6 29.5 30.3 31.0
Mississippi 497,421 493,682 494,954 494,686 319,670 318,743 344,107 334,359 64.3 64.6 69.5 67.6
                         
Missouri 912,247 904,123 915,850 919,668 315,608 353,559 358,428 359,193 34.6 39.1 39.1 39.1
Montana 154,438 144,049 145,416 142,137 47,415 49,367 50,172 50,656 30.7 34.3 34.5 35.6
Nebraska 286,138 285,719 286,646 286,823 87,045 99,325 99,387 104,783 30.4 34.8 34.7 36.5
Nevada 282,621 397,502 412,407 92,978 114,155 170,039 32.9 28.7 41.2
New Hampshire 206,919 205,870 205,767 201,108 31,212 34,162 35,087 35,945 15.1 16.6 17.1 17.9
                         
New Jersey 1,312,983 1,395,602 1,333,110 357,728 373,946 378,927 27.2 26.8 28.4
New Mexico 320,303 326,103 326,758 326,113 174,939 189,523 181,916 198,304 54.6 58.1 55.7 60.8
New York 2,859,927 2,836,334 2,838,209 2,753,057 1,236,945 515,130 1,260,933 1,229,063 43.3 18.2 44.4 44.6
North Carolina 1,194,371 1,351,576 1,416,436 1,422,787 470,316 624,500 603,316 624,349 39.4 46.2 42.6 43.9
North Dakota 109,201 100,508 98,284 96,587 31,840 29,204 29,064 29,246 29.2 29.1 29.6 30.3
                         
Ohio 1,745,237 1,836,119 1,836,991 1,832,100 494,829 575,202 597,517 619,247 28.4 31.3 32.5 33.8
Oklahoma 623,110 628,837 634,739 638,736 300,179 339,012 346,070 352,841 48.2 53.9 54.5 55.2
Oregon 535,617 538,360 534,823 553,054 186,203 225,735 230,737 232,435 34.8 41.9 43.1 42.0
Pennsylvania 1,798,977 1,809,674 1,828,287 1,757,776 510,121 516,075 574,951 556,645 28.4 28.5 31.4 31.7
Rhode Island 157,347 154,863 151,690 149,441 52,209 50,172 53,521 49,558 33.2 32.4 35.3 33.2
                         
South Carolina 677,411 701,700 701,544 702,851 320,254 367,133 361,567 360,907 47.3 52.3 51.5 51.3
South Dakota 128,598 122,791 122,008 115,450 37,857 36,845 39,059 34,996 29.4 30.0 32.0 30.3
Tennessee 953,798 958,352 448,431 466,781 47.0 48.7
Texas 4,059,353 4,403,057 4,523,873 4,566,432 1,823,029 2,098,348 2,181,697 2,172,930 44.9 47.7 48.2 47.6
Utah 470,265 494,533 508,430 520,331 135,428 160,051 164,255 160,559 28.8 32.4 32.3 30.9
                         
Vermont 102,049 97,760 96,638 91,238 23,986 24,592 25,487 24,467 23.5 25.2 26.4 26.8
Virginia 1,067,710 1,147,470 1,214,229 1,172,057 320,233 374,532 377,725 383,298 30.0 32.6 31.1 32.7
Washington 1,019,982 1,031,985 1,021,710 368,022 376,198 375,159 36.1 36.5 36.7
West Virginia 286,285 280,124 280,703 281,070 143,446 141,053 137,878 139,804 50.1 50.4 49.1 49.7
Wisconsin 859,276 849,780 875,066 870,647 219,276 253,082 256,645 271,422 25.5 29.8 29.3 31.2
Wyoming 89,895 84,429 84,409 85,187 43,483 27,141 26,707 25,284 48.4 32.1 31.6 29.7
— Not available.
NOTE: Table reflects counts of students enrolled in schools for which both enrollment data and free/reduced price lunch eligibility data were reported.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000–01, 2004–05, 2005–06 and 2006–07. (This table was prepared October 2008.)

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