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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table A-1.4.

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by detailed locale, region, and state and District of Columbia: 200304


Region and state Total City Suburban Town Rural
Large Midsize Small Large Midsize Small Fringe Distant Remote Fringe Distant Remote
Total 100.0 15.7 6.4 8.3 30.0 3.4 2.1 3.9 5.1 3.9 11.0 7.1 3.2
Northeast 100.0 17.6 3.4 6.3 43.6 3.6 1.8 4.4 2.6 1.1 9.3 5.3 1.3
Connecticut 100.0 0.0 14.6 12.8 43.8 10.5 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 12.5 1.3 0.0
Maine 100.0 0.0 0.0 11.6 0.0 8.1 4.5 8.0 4.9 9.4 16.7 22.8 13.9
Massachusetts 100.0 6.6 6.3 7.9 60.6 5.3 0.1 1.9 0.6 0.0 9.6 1.0 0.0
New Hampshire 100.0 0.0 8.5 6.4 9.4 13.9 9.6 6.2 6.4 5.5 13.5 15.6 5.0
New Jersey 100.0 3.4 0.0 6.5 75.0 2.0 1.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 8.6 0.8 0.0
New York 100.0 37.9 2.1 3.7 33.2 1.1 1.2 3.5 3.3 1.0 6.0 5.8 1.2
Pennsylvania 100.0 14.0 1.7 5.8 37.4 3.7 3.3 8.2 4.1 1.1 12.3 7.2 1.2
Rhode Island 100.0 0.0 18.0 14.8 51.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 10.4 2.3 0.0
Vermont 100.0 0.0 0.0 6.6 0.0 10.8 0.0 2.7 14.7 12.3 10.8 26.7 15.4
Midwest 100.0 12.8 5.5 8.1 27.4 2.5 2.0 4.6 7.0 5.6 9.7 9.5 5.4
Illinois 100.0 20.7 5.0 6.2 39.9 3.3 1.6 2.4 5.1 4.0 5.0 5.3 1.4
Indiana 100.0 11.0 8.4 8.6 20.9 1.8 1.4 4.9 12.0 0.8 15.0 14.5 0.8
Iowa 100.0 0.0 10.6 15.6 7.7 1.1 0.5 3.7 8.8 15.7 7.8 14.7 13.8
Kansas 100.0 9.9 13.6 1.5 12.6 0.8 0.0 3.7 7.2 16.8 12.6 8.8 12.4
Michigan 100.0 9.8 6.8 10.3 30.9 3.5 3.5 5.1 3.6 3.7 10.2 8.9 3.5
Minnesota 100.0 11.2 0.0 10.8 28.7 0.8 0.9 4.8 7.5 9.1 9.6 6.0 10.4
Missouri 100.0 11.8 2.2 5.2 27.6 1.0 2.1 3.9 7.2 9.1 10.4 11.3 8.2
Nebraska 100.0 22.3 11.3 0.0 10.5 1.1 0.0 0.8 3.8 19.1 5.8 7.5 17.8
North Dakota 100.0 0.0 0.0 26.8 0.0 5.0 2.8 0.0 2.1 18.4 4.1 6.1 34.9
Ohio 100.0 13.5 2.9 5.3 34.7 1.8 2.5 6.8 7.6 0.6 12.6 11.4 0.4
South Dakota 100.0 0.0 15.2 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.1 5.0 22.3 5.7 6.4 31.8
Wisconsin 100.0 11.5 4.8 13.0 12.9 6.6 3.3 6.6 10.7 2.8 9.3 10.9 7.7
South 100.0 12.9 6.8 8.4 25.1 3.6 2.0 3.7 6.5 3.5 15.0 9.5 3.2
Alabama 100.0 0.0 15.9 7.4 10.1 3.9 2.5 6.1 7.0 1.6 19.2 19.4 7.0
Arkansas 100.0 0.0 5.4 19.8 7.6 1.9 0.6 5.2 9.1 9.8 16.5 14.8 9.4
Delaware 100.0 0.0 0.0 16.0 41.8 0.0 6.0 12.9 7.3 0.0 11.1 4.8 0.0
District of Columbia 100.0 99.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1 0.0 0.0
Florida 100.0 8.3 5.3 11.5 46.3 8.1 1.4 1.8 3.2 0.6 10.6 2.6 0.3
Georgia 100.0 3.4 5.8 6.2 36.7 1.3 1.8 4.3 5.9 2.6 21.6 7.9 2.5
Kentucky 100.0 10.2 0.0 3.5 17.3 1.5 1.6 3.6 11.2 8.5 18.1 15.5 9.0
Louisiana 100.0 9.4 14.0 8.5 11.0 5.5 4.4 6.4 9.9 2.3 14.0 11.1 3.5
Maryland 100.0 10.9 0.0 5.2 51.4 6.0 3.4 3.0 2.8 0.3 12.3 4.5 0.2
Mississippi 100.0 0.0 6.2 5.4 6.3 3.5 1.4 2.4 5.7 22.4 16.4 21.0 9.5
North Carolina 100.0 8.9 8.2 8.2 8.3 6.4 1.1 4.8 8.8 0.4 25.6 16.6 2.7
Oklahoma 100.0 18.9 0.0 2.4 17.2 0.1 2.1 3.8 11.8 9.6 11.4 13.3 9.3
South Carolina 100.0 0.0 2.1 10.3 22.0 4.1 4.4 5.5 11.4 0.8 24.4 13.9 1.2
Tennessee 100.0 18.8 5.8 5.9 14.2 2.1 1.4 4.1 8.2 3.7 19.4 13.5 2.9
Texas 100.0 27.9 8.1 9.6 21.1 1.4 1.6 3.1 5.3 4.3 9.5 5.6 2.4
Virginia 100.0 6.3 13.8 5.1 35.1 1.4 2.7 2.3 4.6 0.8 15.3 10.0 2.6
West Virginia 100.0 0.0 0.0 13.4 0.0 10.6 5.3 6.1 13.2 7.1 15.8 19.3 9.4
West 100.0 21.2 9.0 9.8 29.9 3.8 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.7 7.3 2.7 2.6
Alaska 100.0 33.3 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 3.6 5.0 14.5 8.7 1.9 22.3
Arizona 100.0 41.8 5.2 3.7 19.3 0.0 2.1 1.7 2.5 6.5 10.3 4.0 2.9
California 100.0 23.7 10.7 10.3 33.6 4.9 2.7 3.0 2.8 0.9 5.5 1.5 0.5
Colorado 100.0 24.8 5.0 5.8 29.3 1.5 4.4 4.5 1.5 5.7 8.6 4.3 4.5
Hawaii 100.0 24.4 0.0 0.0 26.3 7.4 0.0 0.9 0.0 21.1 15.6 3.1 1.2
Idaho 100.0 0.0 12.1 17.0 6.7 0.0 8.9 3.2 9.5 11.8 12.1 9.8 9.0
Montana 100.0 0.0 0.0 21.9 0.0 0.8 1.7 1.2 0.0 34.6 6.0 9.7 24.0
Nevada 100.0 22.8 15.3 5.7 34.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.3 4.8 10.2 1.1 2.3
New Mexico 100.0 22.4 0.0 10.3 9.8 1.9 1.2 3.2 2.9 22.9 13.4 3.4 8.6
Oregon 100.0 10.9 8.8 11.5 18.6 4.4 0.7 11.8 6.2 9.7 9.3 4.4 3.6
Utah 100.0 0.0 7.7 11.5 54.9 0.0 2.7 4.2 5.0 4.9 3.6 1.8 3.8
Washington 100.0 4.7 10.0 12.9 34.5 7.9 1.7 4.6 3.8 3.7 9.0 4.5 2.8
Wyoming 100.0 0.0 0.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 42.6 8.9 4.4 18.6
1 These students are funded by the District of Columbia public school system, but attend school outside of the District.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 200304.