Facts and Figures About States With High Rural Student Populations

Last Updated: July 26, 2012

This article appeared in the July 2012 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: More than half a million students attend rural schools in these three states; which states are they?

Answer: Texas, where 834,140 students attend rural schools; North Carolina (685,409 rural students); and Georgia (574,965 rural students)

(Source: Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.)

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