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Table B.1.a-5 Number and percentage distribution of private elementary and secondary schools, by type of school and urban-centric 12-category locale: 2011–12
Locale Elementary and secondary students  
Total   Catholic   Other religious   Non-sectarian  
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  Number
Total 30,900 (540)   6,900 (30)   14,200 (550)   9,800 (90)  
City 10,000 (50)   2,800 (30)   3,800 (10)   3,300 (40)  
Large 5,200 (20)   1,600 (0)   1,900 (10)   1,800 (20)  
Midsize 2,200 (0)   500 (0)   900 (0)   700 (0)  
Small 2,600 (50)   700 (30)   1,000 (0)   900 (40)  
Suburban 10,900 (70)   2,500 (30)   4,000 (20)   4,500 (60)  
Large 9,500 (80)   2,200 (20)   3,300 (20)   4,000 (50)  
Midsize 800 (30)   200 (20)   400 (0)   300 (20)  
Small 600 (30)   100 (0)   300 (0)   200 (30)  
Town 2,900 (100)   900 (0)   1,500 (100)   400 (0)  
Fringe 300 (0)   100 (0)   200 (0)   100 (0)  
Distant 1,500 (0)   500 (0)   700 (0)   200 (0)  
Remote 1,100 (100)   300 (0)   600 (100)   100 (0)  
Rural 7,000 (450)   600 (0)   4,900 (460)   1,500 (50)  
Fringe 3,800 (100)   300 (0)   2,300 (90)   1,100 (50)  
Distant 2,300 (260)   200 (0)   1,800 (260)   300 (0)  
Remote 1,000 (250)   100 (0)   800 (250)   100 (0)  
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 (†)   22.3 (0.41)   46.1 (0.99)   31.7 (0.63)  
City 100.0 (†)   28.3 (0.23)   38.2 (0.19)   33.4 (0.28)  
Large 100.0 (†)   29.8 (0.13)   36.8 (0.13)   33.4 (0.21)  
Midsize 100.0 (†)   24.5 (0.02)   41.7 (0.04)   33.8 (0.03)  
Small 100.0 (†)   28.6 (0.85)   38.2 (0.67)   33.2 (1.01)  
Suburban 100.0 (†)   22.8 (0.24)   36.3 (0.19)   40.9 (0.34)  
Large 100.0 (†)   23.1 (0.17)   35.1 (0.21)   41.8 (0.26)  
Midsize 100.0 (†)   20.8 (1.81)   45.2 (1.47)   33.9 (1.74)  
Small 100.0 (†)   21.7 (1.14)   43.7 (2.30)   34.7 (3.43)  
Town 100.0 (†)   32.2 (1.16)   52.9 (1.69)   14.9 (0.54)  
Fringe 100.0 (†)   32.1 (0.37)   46.6 (0.61)   21.3 (0.25)  
Distant 100.0 (†)   34.2 (0.02)   51.0 (0.04)   14.8 (0.06)  
Remote 100.0 (†)   29.6 (2.84)   57.3 (4.10)   13.1 (1.26)  
Rural 100.0 (†)   8.7 (0.56)   69.5 (2.18)   21.8 (1.66)  
Fringe 100.0 (†)   9.0 (0.25)   60.9 (1.20)   30.2 (1.12)  
Distant 100.0 (†)   8.0 (0.92)   78.8 (2.46)   13.2 (1.53)  
Remote 100.0 (†)   9.4 (2.95)   80.9 (6.00)   9.7 (3.04)  
† Not applicable.  
NOTE: For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2011–12.