Table 6. Status dropout rates and number and distribution of dropouts of 16- through 24-year-olds, by selected background characteristics: October 2005
|More than one race||8.2||56||683||1.6||1.9|
|Recency of immigration|
|Born outside the 50 states and|
District of Columbia
|Second generation or higher2|
1 Respondents were able to identify themselves as being “more than one race.” The White, non–Hispanic; Black, non–Hispanic;
and Asian/Pacific Islander, non–Hispanic categories consist of individuals who considered themselves to be one race and who
did not identify as Hispanic. Non–Hispanics who identified as multiracial are included in the “more than one race” category.
The Hispanic category consists of Hispanics of all races and racial combinations. Because of small sample size, American
Indians/Alaska Natives are included in the total but are not shown separately.
2 Individuals defined as “first generation” were born in the 50 states or the District of Columbia, and one or both of their parents were born outside the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Individuals defined as “second generation or higher” were born in the 50 states or the District of Columbia, as were both of their parents.
NOTE: The status dropout rate indicates the percentage of 16– through 24–year–olds who are not enrolled in high school and who lack a high school credential. High school credential includes a high school diploma or equivalent credential such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Detail may not add to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2005.