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Table 219.71. Population 16 through 24 years old and number of 16- to 24-year-old high school dropouts (status dropouts), by sex and race/ethnicity: 1970 through 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year Total Males Females
All races1 White Black Hispanic All races1 White Black Hispanic All races1 White Black Hispanic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Population 16 through 24 years old (in thousands)
19702 30,251 (260.7) 26,241 (245.8) 3,669 (93.6) (†) 14,260 (175.6) 12,403 (165.7) 1,703 (62.5) (†) 15,991 (177.3) 13,838 (167.3) 1,966 (63.7) (†)
19712 31,538 (265.1) 27,299 (249.9) 3,871 (95.5) (†) 15,060 (179.5) 13,076 (169.4) 1,809 (64.0) (†) 16,478 (179.4) 14,223 (169.2) 2,062 (64.8) (†)
1972 32,643 (268.8) 26,502 (246.8) 4,024 (96.9) 1,774 (81.5) 15,787 (183.0) 12,913 (168.5) 1,878 (64.8) 830 (55.2) 16,856 (181.0) 13,589 (166.1) 2,145 (65.7) 944 (55.3)
1973 33,430 (271.4) 27,100 (249.1) 4,190 (98.3) 1,718 (80.4) 16,248 (185.1) 13,259 (170.4) 1,976 (66.0) 821 (54.9) 17,182 (182.3) 13,841 (167.4) 2,214 (66.4) 896 (54.1)
1974 33,968 (273.1) 27,301 (249.9) 4,153 (98.0) 1,981 (85.6) 16,508 (186.2) 13,361 (171.0) 1,921 (65.3) 972 (59.2) 17,460 (183.4) 13,941 (167.8) 2,232 (66.6) 1,009 (57.0)
                                                 
1975 34,700 (275.4) 27,867 (252.0) 4,310 (99.3) 1,962 (85.3) 16,925 (188.0) 13,711 (172.8) 1,992 (66.2) 940 (58.3) 17,775 (184.7) 14,157 (168.9) 2,319 (67.4) 1,022 (57.3)
1976 35,222 (277.0) 28,146 (253.1) 4,429 (100.2) 2,060 (87.1) 17,210 (189.3) 13,925 (173.9) 2,054 (66.9) 944 (58.4) 18,012 (185.6) 14,221 (169.2) 2,375 (67.9) 1,115 (59.4)
1977 35,658 (278.3) 28,393 (254.0) 4,516 (100.9) 2,123 (88.3) 17,431 (190.2) 14,027 (174.4) 2,086 (67.2) 1,018 (60.4) 18,227 (186.4) 14,366 (169.9) 2,430 (68.4) 1,106 (59.2)
1978 35,931 (279.1) 28,490 (254.3) 4,584 (101.4) 2,183 (89.3) 17,582 (190.8) 14,084 (174.7) 2,113 (67.5) 1,059 (61.5) 18,349 (186.9) 14,406 (170.1) 2,471 (68.8) 1,123 (59.6)
1979 36,131 (279.7) 28,602 (254.8) 4,618 (101.7) 2,242 (90.4) 17,708 (191.4) 14,172 (175.2) 2,128 (67.7) 1,085 (62.1) 18,423 (187.2) 14,430 (170.2) 2,490 (69.0) 1,157 (60.3)
                                                 
1980 36,143 (279.7) 28,253 (253.5) 4,651 (101.9) 2,518 (95.0) 17,715 (191.4) 13,979 (174.2) 2,148 (67.9) 1,240 (65.8) 18,428 (187.2) 14,274 (169.5) 2,503 (69.1) 1,277 (62.8)
1981 36,945 (282.1) 28,483 (254.3) 4,895 (103.7) 2,684 (97.5) 18,167 (193.2) 14,111 (174.9) 2,286 (69.2) 1,333 (67.8) 18,778 (188.5) 14,372 (169.9) 2,608 (69.9) 1,352 (64.3)
1982 36,452 (296.5) 27,979 (266.7) 4,912 (109.6) 2,598 (103.0) 17,938 (203.2) 13,841 (183.3) 2,303 (73.3) 1,263 (70.9) 18,514 (198.1) 14,139 (178.4) 2,609 (73.9) 1,335 (64.0)
1983 35,884 (294.7) 27,385 (264.3) 4,907 (109.6) 2,587 (101.9) 17,712 (202.2) 13,616 (182.0) 2,329 (73.6) 1,242 (69.8) 18,172 (196.7) 13,769 (176.4) 2,578 (73.6) 1,345 (68.1)
1984 35,204 (292.6) 26,758 (261.8) 4,890 (109.5) 2,558 (101.4) 17,387 (200.8) 13,325 (180.4) 2,329 (73.6) 1,226 (69.4) 17,817 (195.3) 13,433 (174.7) 2,561 (73.5) 1,332 (67.8)
                                                 
1985 34,382 (289.9) 25,772 (257.7) 4,749 (108.4) 2,887 (86.4) 16,892 (198.5) 12,715 (176.9) 2,239 (72.7) 1,472 (60.7) 17,490 (193.9) 13,057 (172.6) 2,510 (73.0) 1,415 (69.4)
1986 33,945 (288.4) 24,959 (254.2) 4,698 (108.0) 3,206 (93.7) 16,709 (197.7) 12,276 (174.3) 2,222 (72.5) 1,667 (66.4) 17,236 (192.9) 12,684 (170.5) 2,476 (72.7) 1,538 (60.5)
1987 33,452 (286.8) 24,479 (252.1) 4,631 (107.5) 3,234 (94.1) 16,458 (196.5) 12,058 (173.0) 2,176 (72.0) 1,680 (66.6) 16,994 (191.8) 12,420 (169.1) 2,455 (72.5) 1,554 (60.7)
1988 32,893 (310.4) 23,908 (272.0) 4,584 (116.7) 3,267 (107.8) 16,134 (212.5) 11,725 (186.3) 2,156 (78.2) 1,696 (76.3) 16,759 (207.9) 12,184 (182.7) 2,429 (78.7) 1,571 (61.0)
1989 32,007 (291.9) 22,947 (254.0) 4,593 (111.1) 3,459 (98.1) 15,783 (200.2) 11,314 (174.4) 2,193 (74.8) 1,783 (69.1) 16,224 (195.2) 11,634 (170.3) 2,399 (74.6) 1,676 (69.8)
                                                 
1990 31,443 (289.8) 22,360 (251.1) 4,487 (110.2) 3,443 (99.8) 15,502 (198.8) 11,059 (172.7) 2,117 (73.9) 1,773 (70.4) 15,941 (193.8) 11,302 (168.2) 2,370 (74.3) 1,669 (64.6)
1991 31,171 (288.8) 21,883 (248.8) 4,475 (110.1) 3,519 (100.7) 15,408 (198.3) 10,819 (171.0) 2,126 (74.0) 1,829 (71.2) 15,763 (193.0) 11,064 (166.7) 2,350 (74.1) 1,690 (64.9)
19923 30,944 (287.9) 21,697 (247.9) 4,527 (110.6) 3,476 (100.2) 15,375 (198.1) 10,826 (171.1) 2,169 (74.5) 1,760 (70.2) 15,569 (192.0) 10,871 (165.5) 2,358 (74.2) 1,716 (65.3)
19933 30,845 (287.5) 21,499 (246.9) 4,536 (110.7) 3,595 (101.5) 15,355 (198.0) 10,742 (170.5) 2,179 (74.6) 1,802 (70.8) 15,490 (191.6) 10,757 (164.7) 2,357 (74.2) 1,793 (66.3)
19943 32,560 (293.9) 22,080 (249.8) 4,805 (112.8) 4,411 (109.3) 16,304 (202.8) 11,016 (172.4) 2,298 (75.9) 2,355 (77.9) 16,257 (195.3) 11,064 (166.7) 2,507 (75.7) 2,056 (69.5)
                                                 
19953 32,379 (293.2) 21,991 (249.3) 4,732 (112.2) 4,485 (109.9) 16,208 (202.3) 11,062 (172.7) 2,236 (75.3) 2,338 (77.7) 16,170 (194.9) 10,929 (165.8) 2,496 (75.6) 2,147 (70.5)
19963 32,452 (304.7) 21,527 (256.4) 4,745 (116.6) 4,481 (115.4) 16,296 (210.5) 10,836 (177.7) 2,251 (78.2) 2,313 (81.4) 16,156 (202.3) 10,690 (170.5) 2,494 (78.4) 2,168 (70.7)
19973 32,960 (306.6) 21,800 (257.8) 4,847 (117.4) 4,660 (115.6) 16,619 (212.1) 11,001 (178.8) 2,308 (78.9) 2,487 (82.3) 16,341 (203.2) 10,799 (171.3) 2,540 (78.8) 2,173 (73.4)
19983 33,445 (308.3) 21,920 (258.4) 4,893 (117.7) 5,034 (118.5) 16,854 (213.3) 11,067 (179.3) 2,305 (78.8) 2,683 (84.2) 16,592 (204.4) 10,854 (171.6) 2,588 (79.3) 2,351 (75.2)
19993 34,169 (310.9) 22,408 (260.9) 4,939 (118.1) 5,060 (118.7) 17,106 (214.5) 11,325 (181.1) 2,336 (79.2) 2,603 (83.5) 17,063 (206.6) 11,084 (173.2) 2,603 (79.4) 2,457 (76.2)
                                                 
20003 34,568 (312.4) 22,574 (261.8) 5,058 (119.0) 5,237 (120.0) 17,402 (215.9) 11,390 (181.5) 2,417 (80.0) 2,725 (84.6) 17,166 (207.0) 11,184 (173.9) 2,641 (79.7) 2,513 (76.7)
20013 35,167 (298.5) 22,874 (249.9) 5,119 (113.3) 5,344 (112.0) 17,663 (206.1) 11,598 (173.6) 2,418 (75.9) 2,744 (78.6) 17,504 (198.0) 11,276 (165.6) 2,701 (76.2) 2,601 (77.4)
20023 35,495 (299.6) 22,358 (247.4) 4,991 (112.4) 6,120 (118.9) 17,893 (207.2) 11,183 (170.9) 2,375 (75.5) 3,281 (84.3) 17,602 (198.4) 11,175 (165.0) 2,617 (75.5) 2,838 (75.0)
20033,4 36,017 (301.3) 22,565 (248.4) 4,973 (115.6) 6,103 (118.8) 18,099 (208.1) 11,329 (171.9) 2,385 (78.1) 3,214 (83.9) 17,918 (199.7) 11,236 (165.4) 2,588 (77.7) 2,888 (75.3)
20043,4 36,504 (302.8) 22,654 (248.8) 5,048 (116.3) 6,301 (119.8) 18,406 (209.4) 11,395 (172.3) 2,425 (78.5) 3,326 (84.6) 18,097 (200.5) 11,259 (165.5) 2,623 (78.0) 2,975 (75.8)
                                                 
20053,4 36,761 (303.6) 22,806 (249.6) 5,111 (116.8) 6,364 (120.1) 18,547 (210.0) 11,492 (173.0) 2,457 (78.9) 3,341 (84.6) 18,214 (201.0) 11,314 (165.9) 2,654 (78.4) 3,023 (76.0)
20063,4 37,047 (304.5) 22,863 (249.8) 5,260 (118.0) 6,439 (120.4) 18,707 (210.7) 11,537 (173.3) 2,573 (80.1) 3,357 (84.7) 18,340 (201.5) 11,327 (165.9) 2,688 (78.7) 3,083 (76.3)
20073,4 37,480 (305.9) 22,962 (250.3) 5,363 (118.7) 6,632 (121.2) 18,940 (211.6) 11,641 (173.9) 2,639 (80.7) 3,447 (85.2) 18,541 (202.3) 11,320 (165.9) 2,724 (79.1) 3,186 (76.8)
20083,4 37,569 (306.2) 22,956 (250.3) 5,387 (118.9) 6,721 (121.5) 18,948 (211.7) 11,628 (173.8) 2,616 (80.5) 3,472 (85.3) 18,621 (202.6) 11,328 (165.9) 2,771 (79.5) 3,249 (77.1)
20093,4 37,616 (306.3) 22,809 (249.6) 5,445 (119.4) 6,809 (121.9) 18,949 (211.7) 11,542 (173.3) 2,633 (80.7) 3,497 (85.4) 18,667 (202.8) 11,267 (165.6) 2,812 (79.9) 3,313 (77.3)
                                                 
20103,4,5 37,949 (#) 22,607 (38.0) 5,450 (33.5) 7,193 (10.0) 19,126 (#) 11,437 (27.6) 2,609 (24.1) 3,714 (5.8) 18,823 (#) 11,170 (24.6) 2,841 (20.2) 3,479 (8.6)
20113,4,5 38,205 (133.8) 22,359 (138.0) 5,444 (86.7) 7,656 (59.0) 19,430 (40.3) 11,290 (36.9) 2,627 (58.2) 4,123 (41.9) 18,775 (135.4) 11,068 (133.6) 2,817 (36.2) 3,533 (23.1)
20123,4,5 38,800 (306.3) 21,708 (137.5) 5,540 (64.1) 8,201 (73.5) 19,557 (266.3) 10,963 (120.5) 2,699 (47.9) 4,241 (85.8) 19,243 (54.1) 10,745 (44.8) 2,841 (35.0) 3,959 (22.9)
  Number of 16- to 24-year-old (status) dropouts (in thousands)
19702 4,525 (108.5) 3,459 (95.1) 1,022 (53.6) (†) 2,022 (71.1) 1,508 (61.6) 500 (36.8) (†) 2,503 (76.3) 1,951 (67.6) 522 (36.0) (†)
19712 4,641 (109.8) 3,663 (97.8) 919 (50.9) (†) 2,137 (73.0) 1,649 (64.3) 462 (35.5) (†) 2,504 (76.3) 2,013 (68.6) 456 (33.8) (†)
1972 4,770 (111.3) 3,250 (92.2) 858 (49.3) 609 (49.4) 2,226 (74.5) 1,504 (61.5) 419 (33.9) 280 (33.1) 2,545 (76.9) 1,745 (64.0) 439 (33.2) 329 (34.0)
1973 4,716 (110.7) 3,150 (90.8) 930 (51.2) 576 (48.1) 2,220 (74.4) 1,519 (61.8) 425 (34.1) 250 (31.3) 2,496 (76.2) 1,631 (61.9) 504 (35.4) 326 (33.9)
1974 4,849 (112.2) 3,240 (92.1) 878 (49.9) 653 (51.1) 2,343 (76.4) 1,601 (63.4) 386 (32.6) 328 (35.7) 2,505 (76.3) 1,638 (62.0) 493 (35.0) 325 (33.9)
                                                 
1975 4,824 (111.9) 3,185 (91.3) 987 (52.7) 573 (48.0) 2,248 (74.9) 1,509 (61.6) 457 (35.3) 251 (31.3) 2,577 (77.4) 1,676 (62.7) 530 (36.3) 323 (33.7)
1976 4,981 (113.7) 3,366 (93.8) 908 (50.7) 646 (50.8) 2,432 (77.8) 1,688 (65.1) 435 (34.5) 286 (33.4) 2,549 (77.0) 1,678 (62.8) 473 (34.4) 360 (35.5)
1977 5,031 (114.2) 3,374 (94.0) 893 (50.3) 701 (52.9) 2,519 (79.1) 1,767 (66.5) 407 (33.4) 322 (35.4) 2,512 (76.4) 1,607 (61.5) 487 (34.8) 379 (36.4)
1978 5,114 (115.1) 3,384 (94.1) 928 (51.2) 728 (53.8) 2,572 (79.9) 1,715 (65.6) 475 (36.0) 356 (37.1) 2,541 (76.9) 1,670 (62.6) 453 (33.7) 371 (36.1)
1979 5,265 (116.8) 3,433 (94.8) 975 (52.4) 758 (54.9) 2,650 (81.1) 1,779 (66.8) 477 (36.0) 358 (37.2) 2,614 (77.9) 1,653 (62.3) 499 (35.2) 400 (37.4)
                                                 
1980 5,085 (114.8) 3,211 (91.7) 889 (50.2) 885 (59.1) 2,672 (81.4) 1,715 (65.6) 446 (34.9) 462 (42.0) 2,413 (75.0) 1,496 (59.3) 444 (33.3) 424 (38.4)
1981 5,143 (115.4) 3,232 (92.0) 901 (50.5) 891 (59.3) 2,746 (82.5) 1,762 (66.5) 454 (35.2) 480 (42.8) 2,397 (74.7) 1,470 (58.8) 447 (33.4) 411 (37.9)
1982 5,055 (121.0) 3,202 (96.7) 902 (53.4) 823 (60.7) 2,601 (84.9) 1,668 (68.3) 488 (38.5) 386 (41.0) 2,454 (79.8) 1,534 (63.5) 414 (34.1) 437 (39.0)
1983 4,905 (119.2) 3,053 (94.5) 882 (52.8) 816 (60.3) 2,631 (85.4) 1,661 (68.2) 463 (37.6) 426 (42.9) 2,274 (76.9) 1,392 (60.5) 418 (34.2) 391 (39.2)
1984 4,626 (115.8) 2,952 (92.9) 758 (49.1) 762 (58.4) 2,438 (82.3) 1,592 (66.8) 391 (34.7) 375 (40.4) 2,188 (75.5) 1,360 (59.8) 367 (32.2) 387 (39.0)
                                                 
1985 4,324 (112.1) 2,688 (88.8) 719 (47.9) 797 (49.8) 2,264 (79.4) 1,406 (62.8) 360 (33.3) 440 (36.4) 2,060 (73.3) 1,282 (58.1) 360 (31.9) 357 (37.6)
1986 4,142 (109.8) 2,418 (84.2) 667 (46.2) 966 (55.1) 2,183 (78.0) 1,260 (59.5) 333 (32.1) 547 (40.7) 1,959 (71.5) 1,158 (55.2) 334 (30.7) 419 (34.2)
1987 4,230 (110.9) 2,538 (86.3) 653 (45.7) 926 (54.0) 2,169 (77.7) 1,299 (60.4) 326 (31.8) 490 (38.7) 2,061 (73.3) 1,239 (57.1) 327 (30.4) 437 (34.8)
1988 4,232 (120.9) 2,301 (89.6) 664 (50.2) 1,168 (67.8) 2,184 (85.0) 1,214 (63.7) 323 (34.5) 611 (48.3) 2,049 (79.7) 1,087 (58.4) 341 (33.9) 557 (39.0)
1989 4,038 (112.3) 2,152 (82.4) 639 (46.9) 1,142 (61.4) 2,145 (80.1) 1,160 (59.2) 327 (32.9) 613 (44.2) 1,893 (72.9) 991 (53.0) 312 (30.8) 529 (42.6)
                                                 
1990 3,797 (108.9) 2,007 (79.6) 594 (45.2) 1,114 (61.0) 1,909 (75.6) 1,027 (55.8) 252 (29.1) 608 (44.3) 1,887 (72.8) 980 (52.7) 342 (32.2) 506 (38.7)
1991 3,881 (110.1) 1,953 (78.5) 609 (45.8) 1,241 (64.2) 2,001 (77.4) 967 (54.1) 288 (31.0) 717 (47.8) 1,880 (72.6) 985 (52.8) 321 (31.3) 525 (39.3)
19923 3,410 (103.4) 1,676 (72.8) 621 (46.2) 1,022 (58.6) 1,742 (72.3) 866 (51.3) 271 (30.1) 565 (42.8) 1,668 (68.5) 810 (48.0) 350 (32.6) 457 (36.9)
19933 3,396 (103.1) 1,707 (73.4) 615 (46.0) 989 (57.7) 1,715 (71.8) 884 (51.8) 275 (30.3) 507 (40.7) 1,681 (68.7) 823 (48.3) 340 (32.1) 483 (37.8)
19943 3,727 (108.0) 1,709 (73.5) 607 (45.7) 1,322 (66.1) 2,000 (77.4) 880 (51.6) 324 (32.8) 744 (48.6) 1,727 (69.7) 829 (48.5) 284 (29.4) 578 (41.1)
                                                 
19953 3,876 (110.1) 1,887 (77.2) 571 (44.4) 1,345 (66.6) 1,978 (77.0) 996 (54.9) 249 (28.9) 701 (47.3) 1,898 (73.0) 891 (50.3) 322 (31.3) 644 (43.2)
19963 3,611 (110.3) 1,569 (73.1) 615 (47.8) 1,315 (68.6) 1,854 (77.4) 792 (50.9) 304 (33.0) 701 (49.3) 1,757 (72.9) 777 (48.8) 312 (32.0) 614 (42.3)
19973 3,624 (110.6) 1,656 (75.1) 649 (49.0) 1,180 (65.1) 1,970 (79.7) 934 (55.2) 306 (33.2) 671 (48.2) 1,654 (70.8) 722 (47.0) 343 (33.5) 509 (40.3)
19983 3,942 (115.2) 1,697 (76.0) 675 (50.0) 1,487 (72.4) 2,241 (84.9) 950 (55.7) 358 (35.7) 899 (55.0) 1,701 (71.8) 747 (47.8) 317 (32.2) 587 (43.0)
19993 3,829 (113.6) 1,636 (74.7) 621 (48.0) 1,445 (71.5) 2,032 (81.0) 873 (53.4) 282 (31.9) 807 (52.4) 1,797 (73.7) 763 (48.3) 338 (33.3) 638 (44.7)
                                                 
20003 3,776 (112.8) 1,564 (73.0) 663 (49.5) 1,456 (71.7) 2,082 (81.9) 795 (51.0) 369 (36.3) 866 (54.1) 1,694 (71.6) 769 (48.5) 294 (31.1) 590 (43.1)
20013 3,766 (106.9) 1,668 (71.6) 557 (43.2) 1,442 (67.5) 2,151 (79.0) 916 (51.9) 314 (31.8) 865 (51.0) 1,615 (66.4) 752 (45.6) 243 (26.9) 577 (42.7)
20023 3,721 (106.3) 1,457 (66.9) 564 (43.5) 1,572 (70.5) 2,108 (78.2) 752 (47.1) 305 (31.4) 971 (54.0) 1,612 (66.4) 705 (44.1) 259 (27.7) 601 (41.3)
20033,4 3,552 (103.9) 1,431 (66.3) 544 (42.8) 1,437 (67.7) 2,045 (77.1) 802 (48.6) 298 (31.2) 858 (51.1) 1,506 (64.2) 630 (41.7) 246 (27.1) 579 (40.6)
20043,4 3,766 (106.9) 1,530 (68.5) 594 (44.7) 1,499 (69.0) 2,140 (78.8) 808 (48.8) 326 (32.6) 949 (53.5) 1,626 (66.6) 722 (44.6) 268 (28.3) 549 (39.6)
                                                 
20053,4 3,458 (102.5) 1,358 (64.6) 534 (42.4) 1,429 (67.5) 2,009 (76.4) 760 (47.3) 295 (31.0) 883 (51.8) 1,449 (63.0) 599 (40.7) 239 (26.7) 546 (39.5)
20063,4 3,462 (102.6) 1,337 (64.1) 565 (43.6) 1,421 (67.3) 1,935 (75.0) 739 (46.7) 250 (28.6) 864 (51.3) 1,527 (64.6) 598 (40.7) 315 (30.6) 557 (39.8)
20073,4 3,278 (99.9) 1,210 (61.0) 451 (39.1) 1,422 (67.3) 1,859 (73.6) 704 (45.6) 212 (26.4) 850 (50.9) 1,419 (62.3) 507 (37.4) 239 (26.8) 572 (40.3)
20083,4 3,010 (95.8) 1,103 (58.3) 535 (42.5) 1,232 (63.0) 1,606 (68.5) 623 (42.9) 227 (27.3) 690 (46.3) 1,403 (62.0) 480 (36.5) 308 (30.3) 541 (39.3)
20093,4 3,030 (96.1) 1,188 (60.5) 508 (41.4) 1,199 (62.2) 1,731 (71.0) 725 (46.2) 280 (30.2) 665 (45.5) 1,299 (59.7) 464 (35.8) 228 (26.2) 534 (39.1)
                                                 
20103,4,5 2,816 (100.8) 1,147 (67.9) 437 (41.5) 1,090 (62.3) 1,625 (77.3) 675 (48.4) 247 (29.2) 644 (46.2) 1,192 (53.0) 472 (38.7) 190 (24.1) 446 (33.9)
20113,4,5 2,714 (99.1) 1,118 (68.1) 400 (37.5) 1,040 (60.1) 1,501 (69.9) 614 (46.0) 218 (26.4) 602 (44.9) 1,213 (64.6) 505 (42.9) 182 (27.2) 439 (34.0)
20123,4,5 2,562 (101.1) 930 (67.7) 418 (42.3) 1,040 (59.0) 1,427 (74.2) 526 (43.8) 219 (31.2) 591 (46.1) 1,135 (63.8) 404 (39.4) 199 (28.9) 449 (39.6)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
1Includes other racial/ethnic categories not separately shown.
2For 1970 and 1971, White and Black include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
3Because of changes in data collection procedures, data may not be comparable with figures for years prior to 1992.
4White and Black exclude persons identifying themselves as two or more races.
5Beginning in 2010, standard errors were computed using replicate weights, which produced more precise values than the methodology used in prior years.
NOTE: "Status" dropouts are 16- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and who have not completed a high school program, regardless of when they left school. People who have received GED credentials are counted as high school completers. All data are based on October counts. Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons in prisons, persons in the military, and other persons not living in households. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity except where otherwise noted. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 1970 through 2012. (This table was prepared January 2014.)

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