Share of students enrolled in K-12 public schools in the United States in 2015, by ethnicity and state

Share of students enrolled in U.S. public K-12 schools, by ethnicity and state 2015 This statistic shows the percentage or share of students enrolled in U.S. public schools in different states around the U.S. in 2015, by students’ race or ethnicity. In California in 2015, 24 percent of students were White, 6 percent were Black and 54 percent were Hispanic.
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WhiteBlackHispanicAsianPacific IslanderAmerican Indian/Alaska NativeTwo or more races
Alabama55.6%33.2%6.8%1.4%0.1%0.9%2%
Alaska48.1%3.2%6.7%5.9%2.7%23.1%10.3%
Arizona39.5%5.3%44.9%2.8%0.3%4.5%2.7%
Arkansas61.8%20.8%12.3%1.6%0.7%0.6%2.2%
California24.1%5.8%54%11.4%0.5%0.6%3.7%
Colorado54.1%4.6%33.4%3.1%0.2%0.7%3.8%
Connecticut56%12.8%23.1%5%0.1%0.3%2.7%
Delaware46%30.6%16%3.7%0.1%0.4%3.1%
District of Columbia10.2%70.9%15.4%1.4%0.1%0.2%1.8%
Florida39.5%22.5%31.5%2.6%0.2%0.3%3.4%
Georgia41%36.9%14.6%3.8%0.1%0.2%3.4%
Hawaii12.8%1.9%12%30.3%30.4%0.3%12.3%
Idaho76%1%17.7%1.2%0.3%1.4%2.4%
Illinois48.8%17.3%25.5%4.7%0.1%0.3%3.2%
Indiana69.3%12.4%11.1%2.2%0.1%0.2%4.7%
Iowa77.6%5.6%10.3%2.4%0.2%0.4%3.6%
Kansas64.9%7%19.3%2.7%0.2%0.9%4.9%
Kentucky78.2%10.6%6%1.6%0.1%0.1%3.4%
Louisiana45.5%44.2%5.9%1.5%0.1%0.7%2%
Maine90.2%3.3%2%1.5%0.1%0.8%2%
Maryland39.1%34.4%15.5%6.3%0.1%0.3%4.3%
Massachusetts62.8%8.8%18.5%6.4%0.1%0.2%3.2%
Michigan67.1%18.2%7.4%3.1%0.1%0.7%3.4%
Minnesota68.6%10.3%8.8%6.5%0.1%1.7%4.1%
Mississippi44.8%49.2%3.4%1%-0.2%1.3%
Missouri72.2%16.1%5.9%1.9%0.2%0.4%3.2%
Montana79.2%0.9%4.5%0.8%0.2%11.4%3.1%
Nebraska67.7%6.7%18.1%2.5%0.1%1.4%3.5%
Nevada34%10.5%41.7%5.5%1.4%1%6%
New Hampshire86.8%1.9%5%3.2%0.1%0.3%2.8%
New Jersey45.8%16.1%26.7%9.5%0.2%0.1%1.6%
New Mexico23.6%1.9%61.3%1.1%0.1%10.2%1.6%
New York44.7%17.7%25.9%9.1%-0.6%2%
North Carolina49.8%25.8%16.2%3%0.1%1.3%3.8%
North Dakota78.8%4.2%4.6%1.5%0.3%8.8%1.9%
Ohio71.3%16.4%5.1%2.1%0.1%0.1%4.8%
Oklahoma50%8.9%16.2%1.9%0.3%14.3%8.4%
Oregon63.4%2.4%22.5%3.9%0.7%1.4%5.7%
Pennsylvania67.5%14.8%10.4%3.7%0.1%0.2%3.4%
Rhode Island59.7%8.2%24.2%3.2%0.1%0.7%3.8%
South Carolina51.7%34.4%8.5%1.5%0.1%0.3%3.5%
South Dakota75.4%2.9%5.2%1.7%0.1%11.3%3.4%
Tennessee64%22.5%9%1.9%0.1%0.2%2.3%
Texas28.5%12.6%52.2%4%0.1%0.4%2.1%
Utah75.3%1.4%16.6%1.7%1.6%1.1%2.3%
Vermont91%2%1.8%2%0.1%0.2%3%
Virginia50.5%22.9%14.4%6.6%0.2%0.3%5.1%
Washington56.2%4.4%22.4%7.3%1%1.3%7.4%
West Virginia90.5%4.5%1.6%0.7%-0.1%2.6%
Wisconsin71.2%9.5%11.3%3.8%0.1%1.2%3%
Wyoming78.1%1.1%14.1%0.8%0.2%3.6%2.1%
U.S. Average48.9%15.5%25.9%5%0.3%1%3.4%
WhiteBlackHispanicAsianPacific IslanderAmerican Indian/Alaska NativeTwo or more races
Alabama55.6%33.2%6.8%1.4%0.1%0.9%2%
Alaska48.1%3.2%6.7%5.9%2.7%23.1%10.3%
Arizona39.5%5.3%44.9%2.8%0.3%4.5%2.7%
Arkansas61.8%20.8%12.3%1.6%0.7%0.6%2.2%
California24.1%5.8%54%11.4%0.5%0.6%3.7%
Colorado54.1%4.6%33.4%3.1%0.2%0.7%3.8%
Connecticut56%12.8%23.1%5%0.1%0.3%2.7%
Delaware46%30.6%16%3.7%0.1%0.4%3.1%
District of Columbia10.2%70.9%15.4%1.4%0.1%0.2%1.8%
Florida39.5%22.5%31.5%2.6%0.2%0.3%3.4%
Georgia41%36.9%14.6%3.8%0.1%0.2%3.4%
Hawaii12.8%1.9%12%30.3%30.4%0.3%12.3%
Idaho76%1%17.7%1.2%0.3%1.4%2.4%
Illinois48.8%17.3%25.5%4.7%0.1%0.3%3.2%
Indiana69.3%12.4%11.1%2.2%0.1%0.2%4.7%
Iowa77.6%5.6%10.3%2.4%0.2%0.4%3.6%
Kansas64.9%7%19.3%2.7%0.2%0.9%4.9%
Kentucky78.2%10.6%6%1.6%0.1%0.1%3.4%
Louisiana45.5%44.2%5.9%1.5%0.1%0.7%2%
Maine90.2%3.3%2%1.5%0.1%0.8%2%
Maryland39.1%34.4%15.5%6.3%0.1%0.3%4.3%
Massachusetts62.8%8.8%18.5%6.4%0.1%0.2%3.2%
Michigan67.1%18.2%7.4%3.1%0.1%0.7%3.4%
Minnesota68.6%10.3%8.8%6.5%0.1%1.7%4.1%
Mississippi44.8%49.2%3.4%1%-0.2%1.3%
Missouri72.2%16.1%5.9%1.9%0.2%0.4%3.2%
Montana79.2%0.9%4.5%0.8%0.2%11.4%3.1%
Nebraska67.7%6.7%18.1%2.5%0.1%1.4%3.5%
Nevada34%10.5%41.7%5.5%1.4%1%6%
New Hampshire86.8%1.9%5%3.2%0.1%0.3%2.8%
New Jersey45.8%16.1%26.7%9.5%0.2%0.1%1.6%
New Mexico23.6%1.9%61.3%1.1%0.1%10.2%1.6%
New York44.7%17.7%25.9%9.1%-0.6%2%
North Carolina49.8%25.8%16.2%3%0.1%1.3%3.8%
North Dakota78.8%4.2%4.6%1.5%0.3%8.8%1.9%
Ohio71.3%16.4%5.1%2.1%0.1%0.1%4.8%
Oklahoma50%8.9%16.2%1.9%0.3%14.3%8.4%
Oregon63.4%2.4%22.5%3.9%0.7%1.4%5.7%
Pennsylvania67.5%14.8%10.4%3.7%0.1%0.2%3.4%
Rhode Island59.7%8.2%24.2%3.2%0.1%0.7%3.8%
South Carolina51.7%34.4%8.5%1.5%0.1%0.3%3.5%
South Dakota75.4%2.9%5.2%1.7%0.1%11.3%3.4%
Tennessee64%22.5%9%1.9%0.1%0.2%2.3%
Texas28.5%12.6%52.2%4%0.1%0.4%2.1%
Utah75.3%1.4%16.6%1.7%1.6%1.1%2.3%
Vermont91%2%1.8%2%0.1%0.2%3%
Virginia50.5%22.9%14.4%6.6%0.2%0.3%5.1%
Washington56.2%4.4%22.4%7.3%1%1.3%7.4%
West Virginia90.5%4.5%1.6%0.7%-0.1%2.6%
Wisconsin71.2%9.5%11.3%3.8%0.1%1.2%3%
Wyoming78.1%1.1%14.1%0.8%0.2%3.6%2.1%
U.S. Average48.9%15.5%25.9%5%0.3%1%3.4%
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This statistic shows the percentage or share of students enrolled in U.S. public schools in different states around the U.S. in 2015, by students’ race or ethnicity. In California in 2015, 24 percent of students were White, 6 percent were Black and 54 percent were Hispanic.
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March 2018
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United States
Survey time period
2015

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