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New Analysis of National Homeschooling Statistics

6 March 2011 5 Comments

1152637_chartAnn Zeise of A to Z’s Home’s cool website, has put together a new analysis of the national homeschooling statistics. Some interesting key findings:

  • California has the most homeschoolers, with approximately 173,000
  • Texas has the second highest homeschooling population, with approximately 124, 000
  • Washington D.C has the least with just under 2,000. And after that, Wyoming, Vermont, and North Dakota, Wyoming, and Vermont have the fewest, with around 2, 400 each.
  • In 2005, there were fewer school-aged children in the United States, so school enrollment decreased
  • Homeschooling increased during this time
  • Generally, there was a downward trend in the number of homeschoolers that parallels the decreasing birthrate. However, during the down turned economy, homeschooling number increased.

Ann welcomes you to analyze the numbers yourself, as well, with an explanation of how she created the graphs.

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5 Comments »

  • Colleen G. said:

    Wow! I thought California was one of the harder states to homeschool in because the laws were so strict. That’s great.

  • lacey said:

    I live in Texas and home school my two boys. Unfortunately, the school systems here and around the country are not that good. For us, it is home schooling or private schools which, of course, can be expensive.
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  • Jobs said:

    Wow, that’s a huge contrast in the amount of kids homeschooled between states.
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  • Steph of uketune said:

    These numbers of homeschoolers pretty much correspond with the population of states as seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

  • Del@sold out tickets said:

    I would have thought that Texas would have the highest home school rating for religious reasons. I was surprised that California was first.

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