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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 203.20. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by region, state, and jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2028
Region, state, and jurisdiction Actual total enrollment Percent change in total enroll-ment, 2011 to 2016 Projected enrollment Percent change in total enroll-ment, 2016 to 2028
Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 20151 Fall 20162 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2028
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
United States 41,216,683 47,203,539 49,315,842 49,290,559 49,265,572 49,360,982 49,484,181 49,521,669 49,771,118 50,044,522 50,312,581 50,438,043 50,615,189 2.2 50,695,200 50,728,400 50,770,000 50,857,100 50,891,900 51,418,700 1.6
Region                                          
Northeast 7,281,763 8,222,127 8,257,889 8,122,022 8,052,985 8,092,029 8,071,335 7,953,981 7,959,128 7,961,243 7,979,856 7,933,762 7,959,304 0.1 7,928,200 7,896,100 7,870,000 7,852,100 7,823,000 7,663,700 -3.7
Midwest 9,943,761 10,729,987 10,819,248 10,770,210 10,742,973 10,672,171 10,609,604 10,573,792 10,559,230 10,572,920 10,560,539 10,555,579 10,538,947 -0.3 10,514,400 10,485,600 10,457,400 10,443,900 10,417,300 10,316,100 -2.1
South 14,807,016 17,007,261 18,293,633 18,422,773 18,490,770 18,651,889 18,805,000 18,955,932 19,128,376 19,298,714 19,506,193 19,641,472 19,749,816 4.2 19,845,300 19,914,100 19,987,400 20,080,900 20,166,800 20,815,500 5.4
West 9,184,143 11,244,164 11,945,072 11,975,554 11,978,844 11,944,893 11,998,242 12,037,964 12,124,384 12,211,645 12,265,993 12,307,230 12,367,122 2.7 12,407,400 12,432,600 12,455,300 12,480,200 12,484,700 12,623,400 2.1
                                           
State                                          
Alabama 721,806 739,992 743,632 742,919 745,668 748,889 755,552 744,621 744,637 746,204 744,164 743,789 744,930 # 739,400 734,200 732,200 732,300 732,700 740,900 -0.5
Alaska 113,903 133,356 132,608 131,029 130,662 131,661 132,104 131,167 131,489 130,944 131,176 132,477 132,737 1.2 133,700 134,300 135,100 136,200 137,400 144,400 8.8
Arizona 639,853 877,696 1,068,249 1,087,447 1,087,817 1,077,831 1,071,751 1,080,319 1,089,384 1,102,445 1,111,695 1,109,040 1,123,137 4.0 1,127,400 1,131,700 1,135,000 1,140,200 1,143,300 1,172,900 4.4
Arkansas 436,286 449,959 476,409 479,016 478,965 480,559 482,114 483,114 486,157 489,979 490,917 492,132 493,447 2.1 493,700 494,000 494,600 495,200 496,400 510,700 3.5
California 4,950,474 6,140,814 6,406,750 6,343,471 6,322,528 6,263,438 6,289,578 6,287,834 6,299,451 6,312,623 6,312,161 6,305,347 6,309,138 0.3 6,307,600 6,293,000 6,277,900 6,261,100 6,232,500 6,137,800 -2.7
                                           
Colorado 574,213 724,508 794,026 801,867 818,443 832,368 843,316 854,265 863,561 876,999 889,006 899,112 905,019 5.9 909,900 913,500 916,600 919,500 920,600 948,400 4.8
Connecticut 469,123 562,179 575,100 570,626 567,198 563,968 560,546 554,437 550,954 546,200 542,678 537,933 535,118 -3.5 528,100 521,400 514,600 508,800 501,700 471,100 -12.0
Delaware 99,658 114,676 122,254 122,574 125,430 126,801 129,403 128,946 129,026 131,687 134,042 134,847 136,264 5.7 137,400 138,300 139,100 139,800 140,300 141,000 3.5
District of Columbia 80,694 68,925 72,850 78,422 68,681 69,433 71,284 73,911 76,140 78,153 80,958 84,024 85,850 16.2 86,400 89,100 91,900 94,500 97,000 105,300 22.6
Florida 1,861,592 2,434,821 2,671,513 2,666,811 2,631,020 2,634,522 2,643,347 2,668,156 2,692,162 2,720,744 2,756,944 2,792,234 2,816,791 5.6 2,842,300 2,863,200 2,883,600 2,911,400 2,938,000 3,119,600 10.8
                                           
Georgia 1,151,687 1,444,937 1,629,157 1,649,589 1,655,792 1,667,685 1,677,067 1,685,016 1,703,332 1,723,909 1,744,437 1,757,237 1,764,346 4.7 1,769,500 1,772,800 1,776,000 1,781,000 1,785,900 1,814,200 2.8
Hawaii 171,708 184,360 180,728 179,897 179,478 180,196 179,601 182,706 184,760 186,825 182,384 181,995 181,550 -0.6 181,600 180,700 180,300 179,600 178,700 171,800 -5.4
Idaho 220,840 245,117 267,380 272,119 275,051 276,299 275,859 279,873 284,834 296,476 290,885 292,277 297,200 6.2 299,700 302,500 304,900 307,600 309,800 324,300 9.1
Illinois 1,821,407 2,048,792 2,118,276 2,112,805 2,119,707 2,104,175 2,091,654 2,083,097 2,072,880 2,066,990 2,050,239 2,041,779 2,026,718 -2.7 2,023,500 2,015,100 2,006,500 2,001,000 1,988,300 1,894,300 -6.5
Indiana 954,525 989,267 1,045,940 1,046,764 1,046,147 1,046,661 1,047,232 1,040,765 1,041,369 1,047,385 1,046,269 1,046,757 1,049,547 0.8 1,048,000 1,046,500 1,042,900 1,042,400 1,042,900 1,057,300 0.7
                                           
Iowa 483,652 495,080 483,122 485,115 487,559 491,842 495,775 495,870 499,825 502,964 505,311 508,014 509,831 2.8 511,700 514,000 516,700 519,500 521,500 535,400 5.0
Kansas 437,034 470,610 469,506 468,295 471,060 474,489 483,701 486,108 489,043 496,440 497,275 495,884 494,347 1.7 494,100 493,500 493,000 492,600 491,800 490,600 -0.8
Kentucky 636,401 665,850 683,152 666,225 670,030 680,089 673,128 681,987 685,167 677,389 688,640 686,598 684,017 0.3 682,400 680,000 678,100 677,200 676,200 682,200 -0.3
Louisiana 784,757 743,089 675,851 681,038 684,873 690,915 696,558 703,390 710,903 711,491 716,800 718,711 716,293 1.8 715,900 713,100 711,200 711,300 711,700 718,400 0.3
Maine 215,149 207,037 193,986 196,245 192,935 189,225 189,077 188,969 185,739 183,995 182,470 181,613 180,512 -4.5 179,100 177,900 176,700 175,900 175,100 171,600 -5.0
                                           
Maryland 715,176 852,920 851,640 845,700 843,861 848,412 852,211 854,086 859,638 866,169 874,514 879,601 886,221 3.8 893,500 898,900 904,700 909,000 911,900 914,100 3.1
Massachusetts 834,314 975,150 968,661 962,958 958,910 957,053 955,563 953,369 954,773 955,739 955,844 964,026 964,514 1.2 963,300 961,000 958,200 955,500 952,000 939,400 -2.6
Michigan 1,584,431 1,720,626 1,722,656 1,692,739 1,659,921 1,649,082 1,587,067 1,573,537 1,555,370 1,548,841 1,537,922 1,536,231 1,528,666 -2.9 1,511,400 1,493,500 1,478,300 1,465,100 1,451,500 1,400,700 -8.4
Minnesota 756,374 854,340 840,565 837,578 836,048 837,053 838,037 839,738 845,404 850,973 857,235 864,384 875,021 4.2 885,000 891,100 896,300 902,900 907,100 924,000 5.6
Mississippi 502,417 497,871 495,026 494,122 491,962 492,481 490,526 490,619 493,650 492,586 490,917 487,200 483,150 -1.5 478,600 473,400 469,000 465,400 462,400 441,600 -8.6
                                           
Missouri 816,558 912,744 920,353 917,188 917,871 917,982 918,710 916,584 917,900 918,288 917,785 919,234 915,040 -0.2 914,300 912,600 911,300 911,300 910,700 915,100 #
Montana 152,974 154,875 144,418 142,823 141,899 141,807 141,693 142,349 142,908 144,129 144,532 145,319 146,375 2.8 147,400 149,000 150,400 151,700 152,900 160,600 9.7
Nebraska 274,081 286,199 287,580 291,244 292,590 295,368 298,500 301,296 303,505 307,677 312,635 316,014 319,194 5.9 323,300 326,100 328,800 331,100 332,700 344,900 8.1
Nevada 201,316 340,706 424,766 429,362 433,371 428,947 437,149 439,634 445,707 451,831 459,189 467,527 473,744 7.8 479,300 485,400 490,900 496,000 501,000 527,800 11.4
New Hampshire 172,785 208,461 203,572 200,772 197,934 197,140 194,711 191,900 188,974 186,310 184,670 182,425 180,888 -5.7 178,600 176,300 174,200 172,000 170,000 161,000 -11.0
                                           
New Jersey 1,089,646 1,313,405 1,388,850 1,382,348 1,381,420 1,396,029 1,402,548 1,356,431 1,372,203 1,370,295 1,400,579 1,408,845 1,410,421 4.0 1,405,600 1,400,900 1,397,100 1,394,100 1,388,200 1,356,200 -3.8
New Mexico 301,881 320,306 328,220 329,040 330,245 334,419 338,122 337,225 338,220 339,244 340,365 335,694 336,263 -0.3 334,900 332,500 330,100 327,200 324,500 306,100 -9.0
New York 2,598,337 2,882,188 2,809,649 2,765,435 2,740,592 2,766,052 2,734,955 2,704,718 2,710,703 2,732,770 2,741,185 2,711,626 2,729,776 0.9 2,723,500 2,715,500 2,710,400 2,708,900 2,703,300 2,649,700 -2.9
North Carolina 1,086,871 1,293,638 1,444,481 1,489,492 1,488,645 1,483,397 1,490,605 1,507,864 1,518,465 1,530,857 1,548,895 1,544,934 1,550,062 2.8 1,554,200 1,554,500 1,555,100 1,559,300 1,563,300 1,612,600 4.0
North Dakota 117,825 109,201 96,670 95,059 94,728 95,073 96,323 97,646 101,111 103,947 106,586 108,644 109,706 12.4 108,700 110,700 112,600 114,600 116,400 127,400 16.1
                                           
Ohio 1,771,089 1,835,049 1,836,722 1,827,184 1,817,163 1,764,297 1,754,191 1,740,030 1,729,916 1,724,111 1,724,810 1,716,585 1,710,143 -1.7 1,695,900 1,686,500 1,676,400 1,669,000 1,661,500 1,637,400 -4.3
Oklahoma 579,087 623,110 639,391 642,065 645,108 654,802 659,911 666,120 673,483 681,848 688,511 692,878 693,903 4.2 697,000 698,400 700,100 702,100 703,400 721,600 4.0
Oregon 472,394 546,231 562,574 565,586 575,393 582,839 570,720 568,208 587,564 593,000 601,318 608,825 606,277 6.7 609,800 613,600 617,600 622,600 626,500 650,600 7.3
Pennsylvania 1,667,834 1,814,311 1,871,060 1,801,971 1,775,029 1,785,993 1,793,284 1,771,395 1,763,677 1,755,236 1,743,160 1,717,414 1,727,497 -2.5 1,721,000 1,715,200 1,712,300 1,712,000 1,709,400 1,698,600 -1.7
Rhode Island 138,813 157,347 151,612 147,629 145,342 145,118 143,793 142,854 142,481 142,008 141,959 142,014 142,150 -0.5 142,200 142,100 141,300 140,400 139,500 135,700 -4.5
                                           
South Carolina 622,112 677,411 708,021 712,317 718,113 723,143 725,838 727,186 735,998 745,657 756,523 763,533 771,250 6.1 776,700 781,600 786,900 792,700 798,300 822,000 6.6
South Dakota 129,164 128,603 121,158 121,606 126,429 123,713 126,128 128,016 130,471 130,890 133,040 134,253 136,302 6.5 137,600 139,100 140,800 142,400 143,900 151,000 10.8
Tennessee 824,595 909,161 978,368 964,259 971,950 972,549 987,422 999,693 993,496 993,556 995,475 1,001,235 1,001,562 0.2 1,002,200 1,001,300 1,002,000 1,004,700 1,007,600 1,044,400 4.3
Texas 3,382,887 4,059,619 4,599,509 4,674,832 4,752,148 4,850,210 4,935,715 5,000,470 5,077,659 5,153,702 5,233,765 5,301,477 5,360,849 7.2 5,414,700 5,462,600 5,506,400 5,549,800 5,587,800 5,861,300 9.3
Utah 446,652 481,485 523,386 576,244 559,778 571,586 585,552 598,832 613,279 625,461 635,577 647,870 659,801 10.2 667,400 674,600 681,600 688,000 693,000 732,400 11.0
                                           
Vermont 95,762 102,049 95,399 94,038 93,625 91,451 96,858 89,908 89,624 88,690 87,311 87,866 88,428 -1.6 86,700 85,900 85,100 84,500 83,800 80,400 -9.0
Virginia 998,601 1,144,915 1,220,440 1,230,857 1,235,795 1,245,340 1,251,440 1,257,883 1,265,419 1,273,825 1,280,381 1,283,590 1,287,026 2.3 1,290,400 1,291,200 1,292,100 1,293,600 1,295,100 1,316,200 2.3
Washington 839,709 1,004,770 1,026,774 1,030,247 1,037,018 1,035,347 1,043,788 1,045,453 1,051,694 1,058,936 1,073,638 1,087,030 1,101,711 5.4 1,115,200 1,128,400 1,141,700 1,157,300 1,171,600 1,253,600 13.8
West Virginia 322,389 286,367 281,939 282,535 282,729 282,662 282,879 282,870 283,044 280,958 280,310 277,452 273,855 -3.2 271,000 267,500 264,500 261,500 258,900 249,500 -8.9
Wisconsin 797,621 879,476 876,700 874,633 873,750 872,436 872,286 871,105 872,436 874,414 871,432 867,800 864,432 -0.8 860,700 856,900 853,700 851,800 848,900 837,900 -3.1
Wyoming 98,226 89,940 85,193 86,422 87,161 88,155 89,009 90,099 91,533 92,732 94,067 94,717 94,170 4.5 93,700 93,500 93,300 93,200 92,900 92,800 -1.4
                                           
Jurisdiction                                          
Bureau of Indian
   Education
46,938 40,927 41,351 41,962 45,399
DoDEA3 107,755 87,522 84,795 84,781 74,970
Other jurisdictions                                          
American Samoa 12,463 15,702 16,400
Guam 26,391 32,473 31,618 31,243 31,186 33,414 31,144 30,821 30,758 -1.6
Northern Marianas 6,449 10,004 11,695 11,299 10,913 10,961 11,105 11,011 10,646 10,638
Puerto Rico 644,734 612,725 544,138 526,565 503,635 493,393 473,735 452,740 434,609 423,934 410,950 379,818 365,181 -19.3
U.S. Virgin Islands 21,750 19,459 16,284 15,903 15,768 15,493 15,495 15,711 15,192 14,953 14,241 13,805 13,194 -16.0
—Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California and Oregon.
2 Includes imputations for prekindergarten enrollment in California.
3 DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1990-91 through 2016-17; and State Public Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1980 through 2028. (This table was prepared March 2019.)