Facts and Figures about the Mobility of Rural Students

Last Updated: April 27, 2012

This article appeared in the April 2012 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Which three states have the highest rates of rural student mobility, that is, the highest numbers of rural students who have changed residence in the previous 12 months?

Answer: Nevada (21.8%), Arizona (19.5%), and Alaska (17.4%). These figures are expressed as a percentage of all rural children aged 5–17 in the state. Closely following these three states in rank are Florida, Georgia, and Montana.

(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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