January 21, 2022

Reference: Back to School 2011-2012: Facts About Schools, Students and Teachers From the U.S. Census

The 2011 “Back to School” “Fact for Features” update from the U.S. Census is now available online.

The document, “Highlights the many statistics associated with the return to classrooms by our nation’s students and teachers.”

Direct to: Back to School 2011-2012. A PDF version is also available.

Here are a few examples of what the compilation includes:

$7.4 billion

The amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2010. Only in November and December were sales significantly higher. Similarly, sales at bookstores in August 2010 totaled $2.2 billion, an amount approached in 2010 only by sales in January.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services.

55.5 million

The projected number of students to be enrolled in the nation’s elementary through high schools (pre-kindergarten – 12th grade) this fall. Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics as cited in the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011, Table 215

Percentage of all college students 35 and older in October 2009. They made up 37 percent of those attending school part time.
Source:<a href="http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/school/cps2009.html">U.S. Census Bureau, School Enrollment – Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 2009, Table 5

Read the Complete “Back to School” Statistical Compilation

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