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Average and median age of public school principals and percentage distribution of principals, by age category, sex, and state: 2017–18

            Percent of principals by
            Age   Sex  
State   Average age of principals   Median age of principals   Less than 45 years   45–54 years   55 years or more   Male   Female  
United States   48   47   36.9   40.8   22.3   46.3   53.7  
                               
Alabama   48   47   37.7   43.7   18.5   56.0   44.0  
Alaska   51   51   28.4   38.2   33.4   47.7   52.3  
Arizona   48   47   37.9   34.6   27.5   38.5   61.5  
Arkansas   49   48   37.3   28.6   34.1   41.8   58.2  
California   49   48   32.5   41.8   25.7   43.4   56.6  
                               
Colorado   47   44   46.1   31.9   22.0   44.1   55.9  
Connecticut   49   48   29.0   43.4   27.6   39.9   60.1  
Delaware   47   46   41.1   44.9   14.0   39.1   60.9  
District of Columbia                
Florida   49   48   30.1   46.0   23.9   38.4   61.6  
                               
Georgia   48   47   30.7   48.2   21.1   41.3   58.7  
Hawaii   53   53   18.6   36.8   44.6   46.0   54.0  
Idaho   48   47   37.3   35.9   26.8   52.4   47.6  
Illinois   45   44   48.7   42.6   8.7   46.8   53.2  
Indiana   47   46   35.7   47.7   16.6   51.3   48.7  
                               
Iowa   48   46   42.0   29.8   28.2   60.8   39.2  
Kansas   49   49   27.7   47.3   25.0   60.1   39.9  
Kentucky   45   44   48.7   37.7   13.6 ! 54.9   45.1  
Louisiana   50   47   38.6   31.4   30.0   36.8   63.2  
Maine   49   49   36.4   39.4   24.2   46.5   53.5  
                               
Maryland                
Massachusetts   48   48   37.2   35.2   27.6   49.9   50.1  
Michigan   46   45   43.1   41.3   15.7   46.5   53.5  
Minnesota   48   48   31.8   45.3   22.8   63.1   36.9  
Mississippi   45   45   44.1   44.1   11.8 ! 45.2   54.8  
                               
Missouri   46   45   44.1   43.0   12.9   45.7   54.3  
Montana   46   44   49.7   34.5   15.8   55.5   44.5  
Nebraska   47   45   45.6   33.2   21.2   60.6   39.4  
Nevada   49   48   27.5   48.9   23.6   42.0   58.0  
New Hampshire   50   48   29.0   33.7   37.3   50.7   49.3  
                               
New Jersey   49   47   37.1   37.2   25.7   46.6   53.4  
New Mexico   50   49   27.6   38.2   34.2   36.0   64.0  
New York   49   46   35.3   39.0   25.7   48.5   51.5  
North Carolina   46   43   53.7   29.5   16.8   38.7   61.3  
North Dakota   48   48   36.1   33.3   30.6   65.9   34.1  
                               
Ohio   48   47   39.3   40.1   20.6   54.8   45.2  
Oklahoma   49   48   37.3   35.9   26.7   39.7   60.3  
Oregon   49   47   33.5   41.0   25.4   50.6   49.4  
Pennsylvania   45   44   48.4   39.1   12.6   61.5   38.5  
Rhode Island   51   50   20.6   45.6   33.8   34.6   65.4  
                               
South Carolina   49   48   28.4   43.3   28.3   37.6   62.4  
South Dakota   48   47   41.1   28.7   30.2   59.3   40.7  
Tennessee   49   48   24.3   54.0   21.7   41.9   58.1  
Texas   48   47   36.5   44.8   18.7   37.2   62.8  
Utah   49   47   34.6   35.9   29.5   49.5   50.5  
                               
Vermont   51   50   22.8   46.2   31.0   54.1   45.9  
Virginia   48   47   34.7   40.2   25.1   44.2   55.8  
Washington   49   48   31.2   43.8   25.0   55.6   44.4  
West Virginia   50   49   25.1   41.9   33.0   41.4   58.6  
Wisconsin   46   44   48.7   43.5   7.7   54.6   45.4  
Wyoming   48   47   33.2   41.6   25.1   71.9   28.1  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Preliminary Public School Principal Restricted-Use Data File," 2017–18.