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Enrollment in K-12 Schools, By Nativity

(Numbers in thousands)

 

 

1998

 

2001

Change,

1998-2001

% Change,

1998-2001

Total Enrollment

50,734

51,355

621

1.2%

Foreign Born

2,203

2,299

96

4.4%

U.S.-born children of Foreign born parents

7,794

8,299

505

6.5%

Source: Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Enrollment Status of the Population, October 2001. (Table 1.)

October 1998:

Note: Figures reflect school-age enrollment, aged 5 to 17.

 

 

School Age Population, 2000 to 2002

(Ranked by Numerical Change)

Rank

State

2000

2002

Change

% Change

 

United States

53,118,168

53,285,336

167,168

0.3%

1

Florida

  2,700,519

  2,847,094

146,575

5.4%

2

California

  6,762,646

  6,907,398

144,560

2.5%

3

Texas

  4,262,127

  4,383,860

121,733

2.9%

4

Arizona

    984,561

  1,057.116

  72,555

7.4%

5

North Carolina

1,424,562

  1,483,860

  59,173

4.2%

 

Other 45 States

36,983,551

36,606,133

-377,418

-1.0%

Source: Census Bureau, "Florida Leads in Growth of School-Age Population," Press Release, September 18, 2003. http://www.census.gov/Press-release/www/releases/archives/population/001342.html

Note: "School age" refers to persons aged 5 to 17.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.