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

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Table A-3.7.

Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school teachers, by detailed locale and selected characteristics: 200304


Selected characteristic Total City Suburban Town Rural
Large Midsize Small Large Midsize Small Fringe Distant Remote Fringe Distant Remote
Total 3,240,000 435,000 190,000 289,000 924,000 109,000 84,000 144,000 191,000 138,000 300,000 283,000 156,000
 
Race/ethnicity 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 83.1 61.2 73.3 83.9 84.5 88.2 89.5 89.5 88.0 85.8 91.6 92.7 91.1
Black 7.9 20.0 15.3 7.2 6.5 3.7 2.8 3.4 6.8 3.6 4.1 4.2 3.8
Hispanic 6.2 13.0 8.6 6.7 6.5 5.4 6.2 5.1 3.4 7.4 2.1 1.6 2.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5 3.7 1.5 1.2 1.5 2.1 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.8 2.1
More than one race 0.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4
 
Age 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 30 16.6 18.0 17.1 15.4 18.3 13.2 14.1 15.1 15.6 11.3 19.0 14.8 13.4
30 to 39 24.5 25.9 22.9 25.0 24.5 27.8 26.7 22.3 22.0 24.0 25.1 24.6 22.2
40 to 49 25.9 23.4 27.0 24.3 24.2 24.2 26.0 24.8 31.4 28.5 24.6 29.9 32.3
50 to 59 29.0 27.8 28.6 31.4 28.8 30.9 30.1 34.4 27.7 32.5 27.2 27.4 28.3
60 or more 4.0 4.9 4.3 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.7 4.1 3.3 3.8
 
Highest degree earned 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No degree 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 1.5 0.5 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.7
Associate's 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3
Bachelor's 50.8 49.4 49.5 49.4 45.5 56.5 56.1 51.5 54.4 57.3 52.1 55.5 62.4
Master's 40.9 40.5 39.9 41.3 46.0 35.2 36.8 41.0 39.5 35.6 40.4 37.6 31.7
Education specialist1 6.0 7.0 7.6 6.7 6.5 5.9 4.8 6.1 4.4 4.7 5.0 5.3 4.4
Doctor's 1.2 1.8 2.1 1.4 1.3 1.5 0.3 0.8 0.5 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.5
1 Includes certificate of advanced graduate studies.
NOTE: Includes part-time and full-time teachers. Race/ethnicity categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin unless otherwise specified. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Teacher Questionnaire," 200304.