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Table 102.90. Percentage distribution of students ages 5 through 17 attending kindergarten through grade 12, by locale, highest education level of parents/guardians in household, and number of parents in household: 2016
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Highest education level of
parents/guardians and number of
parents in household
Total Locale
City Suburban Town Rural
1 2 3 4 5 6
Total 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†)
Highest education level of parents/
   guardians in the household
                             
Less than a high school diploma 11.0   (0.16) 17.1   (0.98) 8.5   (0.68) 8.5   (1.26) 7.0   (0.86)
High school diploma/equivalent 19.2   (0.19) 18.6   (1.06) 16.4   (0.84) 29.0   (2.26) 23.0   (1.61)
Vocational/technical or some
   college
16.2   (0.42) 15.6   (0.81) 15.0   (0.65) 18.0   (1.53) 19.6   (1.11)
Associate's degree 9.6   (0.33) 9.2   (0.65) 8.7   (0.45) 12.5   (1.35) 11.7   (0.94)
Bachelor's degree/some graduate
   school
27.0   (0.42) 23.9   (0.92) 30.8   (0.86) 21.3   (1.60) 25.6   (1.25)
Graduate/professional degree 17.0   (0.08) 15.5   (0.52) 20.7   (0.45) 10.6   (0.83) 13.1   (0.78)
                               
Number of parents in the household                              
Two parents 71.2   (0.52) 65.8   (1.22) 74.4   (0.90) 66.2   (2.11) 75.7   (1.15)
One parent 25.0   (0.56) 29.8   (1.27) 22.9   (0.92) 28.8   (2.06) 19.5   (0.96)
Nonparental guardians 3.7   (0.23) 4.4   (0.55) 2.6   (0.25) 5.0   (1.13) 4.8   (0.60)
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Includes homeschooled students. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (PFI-NHES:2016). (This table was prepared April 2019.)

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