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Table 7.    Number and percent of students in city, suburban, town, and rural regular public elementary and secondary schools with membership who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2009–10
 
Total City1 Suburban Town Rural
Number of students Percent of students Number of students Percent of students Number of students Percent of students Number of students Percent of students Number of students Percent of students
State or jurisdiction        
Reporting states2  21,982,464 46.9 7,601,462 58.9 6,397,058 38.9 2,938,602 50.8 5,045,342 43.0
                             
Alabama  409,327 55.0 100,429 64.2 57,969 45.5 59,334 55.5 191,595 54.1
Alaska  46,538 39.6 16,866 39.9 842 21.0 8,269 29.0 20,561 48.1
Arizona  499,339 47.7 244,031 51.9 82,866 38.3 58,926 55.1 113,516 45.0
Arkansas  285,191 59.6 74,073 61.2 23,894 52.1 68,299 62.1 118,925 59.0
California  3,277,880 55.6 1,571,095 60.4 1,200,578 51.5 232,613 63.4 273,594 45.6
 
Colorado  313,026 38.4 140,272 52.0 84,550 31.8 34,666 38.9 53,538 28.2
Connecticut  172,048 31.9 85,301 57.7 71,381 24.5 7,012 30.1 8,354 10.8
Delaware  54,825 47.8 9,259 65.3 24,496 46.3 9,199 47.1 11,871 42.3
District of Columbia  46,131 71.8 46,131 71.8 0 0 0
Florida  1,375,431 53.5 345,804 56.9 701,790 52.9 85,635 63.0 242,202 48.4
 
Georgia  928,894 56.1 162,897 71.4 339,872 52.5 114,907 63.2 311,218 52.0
Hawaii  77,844 43.3 17,085 41.1 29,373 40.9 20,158 45.7 11,228 50.0
Idaho  116,298 42.9 30,438 39.8 15,407 37.8 26,512 46.3 43,941 45.4
Illinois  896,521 46.0 415,643 70.1 307,219 35.8 89,621 42.5 84,038 29.4
Indiana  472,138 45.3 178,028 61.0 94,073 38.3 80,283 46.7 119,754 35.9
 
Iowa  177,773 37.2 63,634 48.7 8,835 21.2 51,815 40.6 53,489 30.0
Kansas  214,205 45.7 70,002 60.7 18,745 28.2 66,165 52.1 59,293 37.0
Kentucky  365,700 54.7 74,701 57.6 42,943 44.2 84,568 56.2 163,488 56.2
Louisiana  424,798 65.1 118,598 70.0 90,402 58.5 88,605 71.8 127,193 62.0
Maine  76,692 41.6 11,441 49.6 4,901 22.1 14,624 42.1 45,726 43.9
 
Maryland  315,345 38.1 83,047 61.0 184,404 36.9 12,424 29.2 35,470 23.8
Massachusetts  293,911 32.2 112,847 61.1 157,531 26.0 6,328 34.0 17,205 16.4
Michigan  701,730 45.3 241,286 63.1 229,499 37.3 77,183 42.8 153,762 41.6
Minnesota  282,559 35.1 81,371 49.0 70,567 29.3 52,553 33.0 78,068 32.6
Mississippi  344,701 70.5 41,452 81.2 24,030 56.5 114,015 77.5 165,204 66.6
 
Missouri  397,162 44.2 93,845 60.7 91,076 33.8 82,935 47.0 129,306 43.4
Montana  56,178 40.0 11,739 36.5 1,580 40.1 19,422 37.7 23,437 44.4
Nebraska  121,494 41.2 47,439 47.8 10,718 30.8 31,673 45.0 31,664 35.1
Nevada  180,195 42.9 77,446 47.7 64,616 45.4 12,135 38.2 25,998 30.9
New Hampshire  46,246 23.5 10,693 37.9 9,957 16.1 10,244 30.5 15,352 20.8
 
New Jersey  432,092 32.3 82,565 62.4 314,150 30.0 10,817 41.2 24,560 18.3
New Mexico  215,081 66.7 63,368 59.5 24,908 69.1 62,294 71.4 64,511 69.6
New York  567,260 32.4 218,528 22.9 76,011 38.0 116,909 32.1
North Carolina  720,392 49.9 199,713 53.3 89,147 42.0 103,744 56.8 327,788 48.5
North Dakota  30,677 33.0 7,715 29.9 2,551 31.9 6,484 33.7 13,927 34.8
 
Ohio  706,250 40.3 214,432 61.7 227,241 32.7 108,132 44.0 156,445 33.6
Oklahoma  383,769 58.7 97,712 68.9 53,508 42.9 95,847 61.5 136,702 59.2
Oregon  270,021 50.3 87,506 50.3 54,031 42.8 81,055 57.1 47,429 50.2
Pennsylvania  650,058 37.9 242,364 73.8 206,403 26.2 78,611 37.1 122,680 31.7
Rhode Island  57,585 41.2 25,860 59.4 27,601 36.9 1,029 30.4 3,095 17.2
 
South Carolina  392,629 54.5 63,371 54.6 83,744 47.3 68,908 65.8 176,606 54.8
South Dakota  45,499 37.5 11,552 38.4 385 42.7 11,153 32.9 22,409 39.6
Tennessee  514,426 54.4 182,725 66.6 57,995 37.6 79,545 57.5 194,161 51.3
Texas  2,399,598 50.3 1,101,779 56.6 518,633 44.1 286,430 55.9 492,756 43.5
Utah  236,631 41.6 54,190 57.7 111,052 36.4 33,615 45.3 37,774 39.4
 
Vermont  29,529 34.6 2,119 35.5 2,120 23.9 8,634 38.9 16,656 34.5
Virginia  443,770 36.4 136,020 47.7 135,916 29.3 39,865 44.4 131,969 34.9
Washington  419,551 43.0 134,230 50.5 150,821 36.0 64,342 52.9 70,158 41.5
West Virginia  146,153 51.9 18,676 50.1 21,987 46.9 33,304 50.9 72,186 54.7
Wisconsin  320,956 37.1 135,930 57.4 51,287 24.8 56,622 31.4 77,117 31.8
Wyoming  30,417 35.0   6,930 33.1   936 67.8   12,037 33.8   10,514 36.3
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas3 
DDESS: DoDs Domestic3 
Bureau of Indian Education 
American Samoa 
Guam 
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands
10,820 98.7
Puerto Rico  432,381 91.4 66,385 91.4 269,450 91.4 16,549 91.4 79,997 91.4
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,312 99.4   0   0   14,298 99.4   1,014 99.1
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Data reported for less than 80 percent of schools in the state or jurisdiction.
1 Total includes suppressed data due to unmet reporting standards.
2 A reporting states total is shown if data for any item in the table were not available for some, but not more than 15 percent, of all schools in the United States.
3 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependents schools (domestic), respectively.
NOTE: Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year. City includes the subcategories of Large City, Mid-size City, and Small City. Suburban includes the subcategories of Large Suburb, Mid-size Suburb, and Small Suburb. Town includes the subcategories of Town, Fringe; Town, Distant; and Town, Remote. Rural includes the subcategories of Rural, Fringe; Rural, Distant; and Rural, Remote. See Appendix B: Common Core of Data Glossary. The number of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch was unavailable for 3.7 percent of U.S. schools, which included 3.0 percent of all students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2009–10, Version Provisional 2a.