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Back to School: 2017-2018

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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Summertime is winding down and vacations are coming to an end, signaling that back-to-school time is here. It’s a time that many children eagerly anticipate — catching up with old friends and making new ones, and settling into a new daily routine. Parents and children alike scan newspapers and websites looking for sales on a multitude of school supplies and the latest clothing fads and essentials. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the many statistics associated with the return to classrooms by our nation’s students and teachers.

 

Back-to-School Shopping

 

$8.5 billion

 

The estimated sales at family clothing stores in August 2016. The sales at bookstores in August 2016 were estimated at $1.6 billion. Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services www.census.gov/retail/mrts/www/mrtssales92-present.xls

 

$1.6 billion

 

The estimated sales at bookstores in August 2016. The sales at office supply and stationery stores in August 2016 were estimated at $1.5 billion. Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services www.census.gov/retail/mrts/www/mrtssales92-present.xls

 

28,910

 

The number of family clothing stores in 2015. For back-to-school shopping, choices of retail establishments were plenty. In 2015, there were 7,185 children and infants clothing stores; 25,027 shoe stores; 6,475 office supply and stationery stores; 6,870 bookstores; and 7,885 department stores. Source: 2015 County Business Patterns, NAICS: 44813, 448210, 453210, 453210, 451211, 45211

https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2015/00A1//naics~44813|44814|448210|451211|4521|453210

 

$3.2 billion

 

The third quarter 2016 after tax profit estimates for apparel and leather product manufacturing corporations, up $1.6 billion from after tax profits in the second quarter of 2016. Source: Quarterly Financial Report www.census.gov/econ/qfr/

 

$12.8 million

 

The dollar value of U.S. imports of rubber erasers in 2016. The U.S. imported the majority of these rubber erasers, $9.2 million, from China. Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 4016920000 https://usatrade.census.gov/

 

$2.3 million

 

The dollar value of U.S. exports of rubber erasers in 2016. Most of these U.S. exports of rubber erasers, $1.0 million, went to Mexico. Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 4016920000 https://usatrade.census.gov/

 

$247.7 million

 

The dollar value of U.S. imports of binders and folders in 2016. More than half of these imports, $139.0 million, came from China. Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 482030

https://usatrade.census.gov/

 

$35.0 million

 

The dollar value of U.S. exports of binders and folders in 2016. The majority of these exports of binders and folders, $24.1 million, went to Canada. Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 482030 https://usatrade.census.gov/

 

Students

 

77.1 million

 

The number of children and adults enrolled in school throughout the country in October 2015 — from nursery school to college. They comprised 25.3 percent of the entire population age 3 and older. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 1 www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

Schools

 

$89.4 billion

 

The estimated dollar value of private and public educational construction in 2016. Source: Value of Construction Put in Place Survey www.census.gov/construction/c30/xls/total.xls

 

Pre-K through 12 Enrollment

 

48.5 million

 

Fall enrollment for elementary and secondary public school systems in 2014. Source: Public Elementary-Secondary School System Finances by Enrollment-Size Groups: Fiscal Year 2015, 2015 Annual Survey of School System Finances https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/SSF/2015/00A13

 

$11,392

 

The amount of current spending per pupil for elementary and secondary public school systems in the United States in 2015. Source: Per Pupil Amounts for Current Spending of Public Elementary-Secondary School Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2015, United States, States, and 2015 Annual Survey of School System Finances https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/SSF/2015/00A08

 

73.5%

 

The percentage of children 3 to 6 years old who were enrolled in school as of October 2015. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 3 www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

79.8%

 

The percentage of children ages 3 to 6 enrolled in kindergarten who attended all day, as of October 2015. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 3 www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

26.0%

 

The percentage of elementary through high school students who had at least one foreign-born parent in October 2015. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 1www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

Languages

 

11.9 million

 

The number of school-age children (ages 5 to 17) who spoke a language other than English at home; 8.6 million of these children spoke Spanish at home. Source: 2015 American Community Survey https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/B16004

 

Public Education Employment

 

11.0 million

 

The number of full- and part-time employees in public education in 2015. They comprised 57.0 percent of all public employees in state and local government. Source: 2015 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/GEP/2015/00A4

Elementary and Secondary Education Employment

7.7 million

 

The number of full- and part-time employees in elementary and secondary public education in 2015. This includes 5.2 million full- and part-time instructional staff. Source: 2015 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/GEP/2015/00A4

 

Higher Education Employment

 

3.2 million

 

The number of full- and part-time employees in higher education in 2015. Source: 2015 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/GEP/2015/00A4

Colleges

4,788

 

The number of colleges, universities and professional schools in the United States in 2014. There were 1,041 junior colleges. Source: 2015 County Business Patterns https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2015/00A1//naics~ALL-6112|ALL-6113

 

13.4%

 

The percentage of college and graduate school students age 35 and older in October 2015. They made up 29.8 percent of those attending school part time. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 5 www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

40.5%

 

The percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college or graduate school in 2015. Source: School Enrollment in the United States: October 2015, Table 1 www.census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/school-enrollment/2015-cps.html

 

Work Status

 

52.1%

 

The percentage of students enrolled in college who worked less than full time, year-round in 2011; 19.6 percent worked full time, year-round. Source: School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011, Appendix Table 1-A www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-14.pdf

3.1 million

The number of enrolled high school students who worked less than full time, year-round in 2011; 146,000 students in high school worked full time, year-round. Source: School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011, Appendix Table 1-A www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-14.pdf

 

Field of Degree

 

13.6 million

 

The number of people age 25 and over who held a bachelor’s degree in business in 2015. Business degrees were reported by 20.5 percent of the population with a bachelor’s degree, followed by education (12.7 percent); science and engineering related fields (9.3 percent); engineering (7.9 percent); social sciences (7.7 percent); biological, agricultural and environmental sciences (6.2 percent); and liberal arts and history (5.0 percent). Source: 2015 American Community Survey https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/B15010

 

74.3%

 

The percentage of those in 2012 who had a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math — commonly referred to as STEM — and were not employed in STEM occupations. Source: 2012 American Community Survey www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-130.html

 

Rewards of Staying in School

 

$87,562

 

The average earnings of full-time, year-round workers age 18 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2015. Those whose highest degree was a bachelor’s had mean earnings of $76,310. Mean earnings for full-time, year-round workers with a high school diploma (includes GED certificate) was $43,061, while those with less than a ninth grade education had $35,551 average earnings. Source: 2016 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Table PINC-04 www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/cps-pinc.html

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