Demographic information for all students in the United States

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According to the Common Core of Data (CCD) put out by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, for the 2011-2012 school year nearly 50 million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools. The following charts show the breakdown by ethnicity of student enrollment by percentages, and by total numbers (below) in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as totals for the entire country.[1]

Student percentages by ethnicity

The table below details student enrollment percentages by ethnicity. Alaska had the highest percentage of American Indian or native Alaskan students, and Hawaii had the highest percentage of pacific islander and native Hawaiian students. New Mexico had the highest percentage of hispanic students, and the District of Columbia had the highest percentage of black students. The state with the highest percentage of white students was Vermont.

Note: Click on a column heading to sort the data.

State Enrollments by Ethnicity by percentage
State American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black Hispanic White Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Islander Two or More Races
United States 1.1% 4.68% 15.68% 24.37% 51.21% 0.42% 2.54%
Alabama 0.83% 1.34% 34.18% 4.66% 58.11% 0.04% 0.84%
Alaska 23.46% 6.15% 3.61% 6.21% 50.85% 2.21% 7.51%
Arizona 5.05% 2.78% 5.37% 42.82% 42.12% 0.27% 1.58%
Arkansas 0.67% 1.44% 21.2% 10.25% 64.35% 0.49% 1.6%
California 0.68% 11.16% 6.51% 52.13% 26.04% 0.57% 2.92%
Colorado 0.84% 3.1% 4.79% 31.9% 56.11% 0.21% 3.05%
Connecticut 0.35% 4.43% 13.01% 19.51% 60.87% 0.07% 1.77%
Delaware 0.48% 3.43% 31.64% 13.06% 49.54% 0.06% 1.79%
District of Columbia 0.09% 1.4% 76.42% 13.14% 7.7% 0.12% 1.14%
Florida 0.37% 2.54% 22.95% 28.59% 42.42% 0.11% 3.01%
Georgia 0.22% 3.39% 37.01% 12.18% 44.11% 0.11% 2.98%
Hawaii 0.53% 34.22% 2.4% 6.44% 14.27% 33.91% 8.23%
Idaho 1.35% 1.32% 1.02% 16.25% 78.04% 0.34% 1.69%
Illinois 0.3% 4.2% 18.05% 23.7% 50.82% 0.1% 2.83%
Indiana 0.29% 1.72% 12.2% 8.96% 72.46% 0.05% 4.31%
Iowa 0.45% 2.07% 5.1% 8.91% 80.69% 0.15% 2.63%
Kansas 1.12% 2.54% 7.32% 17.17% 67.38% 0.16% 4.31%
Kentucky 0.14% 1.37% 10.76% 4.32% 81.15% 0.08% 2.19%
Louisiana 0.78% 1.46% 45.06% 4.02% 47.45% 0.06% 1.17%
Maine 0.84% 1.55% 2.96% 1.63% 91.79% 0.1% 1.14%
Maryland 0.35% 5.86% 35.36% 12.13% 42.48% 0.14% 3.67%
Massachusetts 0.24% 5.7% 8.29% 16.08% 67.04% 0.11% 2.54%
Michigan 0.77% 2.72% 18.82% 6.2% 69.18% 0.09% 2.22%
Minnesota 1.8% 6.21% 9.2% 7.39% 73% 0.08% 2.32%
Mississippi 0.2% 0.95% 49.62% 2.57% 46.01% 0.03% 0.62%
Missouri 0.46% 1.88% 16.77% 4.86% 74.22% 0.16% 1.65%
Montana 11.61% 0.85% 1.01% 3.69% 80.92% 0.26% 1.66%
Nebraska 1.45% 2.08% 6.72% 16.4% 70.17% 0.12% 3.06%
Nevada 1.14% 5.64% 9.63% 39.61% 37.45% 1.25% 5.28%
New Hampshire 0.32% 2.84% 1.93% 3.87% 89.11% 0.06% 1.87%
New Jersey 0.13% 8.95% 16.24% 22.49% 51.12% 0.23% 0.84%
New Mexico 10.17% 1.22% 2.02% 59.45% 25.91% 0.08% 1.15%
New York 0.54% 8.38% 18.49% 23.33% 48.23% 0.19% 0.83%
North Carolina 1.47% 2.52% 26.36% 13.5% 52.4% 0.09% 3.67%
North Dakota 9.08% 1.16% 2.61% 2.85% 83.2% 0.23% 0.88%
Ohio 0.14% 1.78% 16.21% 3.8% 73.72% 0.05% 4.31%
Oklahoma 16.61% 1.85% 9.78% 13.14% 53.67% 0.28% 4.68%
Oregon 1.8% 3.92% 2.53% 21.08% 65.34% 0.65% 4.67%
Pennsylvania 0.16% 3.26% 15.33% 8.67% 70.63% 0.06% 1.9%
Rhode Island 0.64% 2.89% 8.12% 21.57% 63.98% 0.15% 2.65%
South Carolina 0.29% 1.35% 35.64% 6.69% 53.21% 0.12% 2.7%
South Dakota 11.68% 1.54% 2.65% 3.9% 78.44% 0.1% 1.7%
Tennessee 0.19% 1.66% 23.34% 6.63% 67.08% 0.1% 1%
Texas 0.45% 3.54% 12.81% 50.83% 30.55% 0.13% 1.68%
Utah 1.24% 1.77% 1.33% 15.32% 77.47% 1.51% 1.36%
Vermont 0.35% 1.69% 1.93% 1.4% 92.46% 0.07% 2.1%
Virginia 0.33% 6.03% 23.76% 11.87% 53.53% 0.14% 4.34%
Washington 1.52% 7.13% 4.56% 19.61% 60.25% 0.89% 6.03%
West Virginia 0.12% 0.71% 5.04% 1.19% 91.72% 0.04% 1.19%
Wisconsin 1.29% 3.53% 9.81% 9.71% 73.72% 0.08% 1.86%
Wyoming 3.2% 0.79% 1.09% 12.57% 80.49% 0.14% 1.73%
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2011-12 v.1a.[2]

Student enrollments by ethnicity

The table below details student enrollments by ethnicity. Though Alaska had the highest percentage of American Indian students, Oklahoma had the highest number of American Indian students. Though New Mexico had the highest percentage of hispanic students, California had the highest number. California also had the highest number of white students, and Texas had the highest number of black students.

Note: Click on a column heading to sort the data.

State Enrollments by Ethnicity
State American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black Hispanic White Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Islander Two or More Races Total Enrollment
Alabama 6,179 9,943 254,503 34,722 432,707 328 6,239 744,621
Alaska 30,770 8,065 4,730 8,147 66,704 2,904 9,847 131,167
Arizona 54,596 30,079 58,029 462,624 455,010 2,880 17,101 1,080,319
Arkansas 3,244 6,941 102,438 49,504 310,896 2,346 7,745 483,114
California 42,486 693,313 404,412 3,239,296 1,617,931 35,232 181,534 6,214,204
Colorado 7,143 26,522 40,932 272,490 479,288 1,817 26,073 854,265
Connecticut 1,923 24,546 72,122 108,165 337,489 373 9,819 554,437
Delaware 622 4,421 40,793 16,846 63,876 81 2,307 128,946
District of Columbia 64 1,035 56,480 9,711 5,690 88 843 73,911
Florida 9,888 67,758 612,465 762,854 1,131,901 3,008 80,282 2,668,156
Georgia 3,732 57,165 623,601 205,317 743,258 1,803 50,140 1,685,016
Hawaii 970 62,521 4,387 11,758 26,081 61,959 15,030 182,706
Idaho 3,767 3,695 2,845 45,486 218,400 963 4,717 279,873
Illinois 6,260 87,546 375,919 493,698 1,058,714 2,009 58,951 2,083,097
Indiana 3,032 17,868 126,980 93,230 754,181 569 44,905 1,040,765
Iowa 2,236 10,245 25,303 44,191 400,101 759 13,035 495,870
Kansas 5,454 12,323 35,583 83,488 327,538 769 20,953 486,108
Kentucky 960 9,344 73,380 29,457 553,406 531 14,909 681,987
Louisiana 5,479 10,300 316,947 28,276 333,736 427 8,225 703,390
Maine 1,584 2,932 5,585 3,080 173,447 185 2,156 188,969
Maryland 2,989 50,052 302,031 103,594 362,855 1,184 31,381 854,086
Massachusetts 2,305 54,358 79,015 153,324 639,111 1,050 24,206 953,369
Michigan 12,183 42,827 296,124 97,494 1,088,587 1,347 34,975 1,573,537
Minnesota 15,076 52,186 77,274 62,083 613,019 650 19,450 839,738
Mississippi 958 4,666 243,438 12,609 225,743 162 3,043 490,619
Missouri 4,182 17,267 153,711 44,581 680,249 1,470 15,124 916,584
Montana 16,530 1,212 1,436 5,248 115,184 369 2,370 142,349
Nebraska 4,381 6,276 20,262 49,405 211,406 355 9,211 301,296
Nevada 5,031 24,786 42,336 174,121 164,626 5,502 23,232 439,634
New Hampshire 612 5,443 3,696 7,429 171,011 115 3,594 191,900
New Jersey 1,735 121,434 220,238 305,026 693,416 3,153 11,429 1,356,431
New Mexico 34,287 4,110 6,816 200,483 87,381 276 3,872 337,225
New York 14,675 226,656 500,175 630,920 1,304,500 5,214 22,578 2,704,718
North Carolina 22,098 38,019 397,489 203,503 790,132 1,293 55,330 1,507,864
North Dakota 8,866 1,134 2,549 2,783 81,237 220 857 97,646
Ohio 2,442 30,923 281,996 66,120 1,282,799 787 74,963 1,740,030
Oklahoma 110,617 12,340 65,168 87,496 357,497 1,833 31,169 666,120
Oregon 10,247 22,274 14,404 119,790 371,294 3,690 26,509 568,208
Pennsylvania 2,832 57,681 271,598 153,519 1,251,083 997 33,685 1,771,395
Rhode Island 913 4,123 11,597 30,816 91,400 216 3,789 142,854
South Carolina 2,142 9,834 259,170 48,644 386,941 840 19,615 727,186
South Dakota 14,950 1,966 3,390 4,993 100,417 124 2,176 128,016
Tennessee 1,876 16,595 233,357 66,268 670,565 1,037 9,995 999,693
Texas 22,390 177,203 640,723 2,541,966 1,527,763 6,258 84,167 5,000,470
Utah 7,436 10,612 7,967 91,722 463,938 9,024 8,133 598,832
Vermont 315 1,515 1,722 1,251 82,688 63 1,875 89,429
Virginia 4,132 75,840 298,931 149,272 673,363 1,762 54,583 1,257,883
Washington 15,850 74,574 47,715 205,031 629,898 9,308 63,077 1,045,453
West Virginia 327 2,000 14,266 3,368 259,435 100 3,374 282,870
Wisconsin 11,277 30,742 85,495 84,561 642,176 665 16,189 871,105
Wyoming 2,885 710 979 11,326 72,519 123 1,557 90,099
United States 547,439 2,337,719 7,834,895 12,175,756 25,583,558 207,725 1,271,173 49,958,265
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2011-12 v.1a.[3]

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