Enrollment in Public and Private Schools: 1960 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 213):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 72 rows and 21 columns.

In millions (39.0 represents 39,000,0000), except percent. As of October. For civilian noninstitutional population. For 1960, 5 to 34 years old; for 1970 to 1985, 3 to 34 years old; beginning 1986, for 3 years old and over. For enrollment 35 years old and over, see Table 211


  1. Included in elementary school.
  2. Beginning 1986 based on a revised edit and tabulation package.
  3. Beginning 2003 for persons who selected this race group only.
    The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) allowed respondents to choose
    more than one race. Beginning 2003 data represent persons who selected this race group
    only and exclude persons reporting more than one race. The CPS in prior years only allowed
    respondents to report one race group. See also comments on race in the text
    for Section 1, Population.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.