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Demographics _ Numbers and Growth

Numbers of Homeschoolers in USA
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
I generated these numbers from 2016 school-aged children data and reports of the numbers of homeschoolers registered in some states and exterpolated the numbers to all states in 2016-17.

USA – 15 – 1.5M
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware – 15 – 2,609
Florida – 15 – 84,096
Georgia – 02 – 31,732
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana – 05 – 23,455
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland – 05 – 24,329
Massachusetts
Michigan — 00 – 1,914
Minnesota – 06 – 17,621
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada – 03 – 4,136
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
N Carolina – 07 – 71,566
N Dakota – 03 – 1,331
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania – 05 – 22,412
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
S Carolina – 00 – 8,494
S Dakota – 01 – 2,700
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont – 03 – 2,000
Virginia – 10 – 24,682
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia – 03 – 5,091
Wisconsin – 04 – 20,659
Wyoming
Canada – 01 – 80,000
Alberta
British Columbia
Ontario
Pan-Canadian
Saskatchewan – 00 – 2,400
Western Canada

World

Homeschooling Is Growing Worldwide
Karl M. Bunday reports on how the homeschooling movement has been growing rapidly all around the world in recent years.

Canada

BC Home-schooling Statistics
Numbers of registered home-schooled students since the 1989/90 school year to the present, including grants issued to registering schools.

Student Participation and Achievement
by Type of Educational Delivery System 1996 to 2000

The overall percentage of students enrolled in home education programs has remained relatively stable, ranging between 1.2% and 1.6% of all students.

USA in General

1.5 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2007
This Issue Brief provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2007 and compares these estimates to those from 1999 and 2003.

An A for Home Schooling
Today, the full array of American families-from religiously orthodox Catholics and Jews to thoroughgoing secularists-are joining the fundamentalists and the Age-of-Aquarius types in home schooling their kids. By Brian C. Anderson, City Journal, Summer 2000.

Characteristics of Homeschooled and Nonhomeschooled Students
Another way to examine how student, family, and household characteristics are related to homeschooling is to compare the characteristics of homeschooled students to different populations of students.

Homeschooling in the United States: 1999
The Parent Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program, 1999 (Parent-NHES:1999) provides a comprehensive set of information that may be used to estimate the number and characteristics of homeschoolers in the United States.

Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics 2001
According to widely-repeated estimates, as many as two million American children are schooled at home, with the number growing at 15 to 20 percent per year. U S Census report, September 13, 2001.

Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics 2002
This report by Kurt J. Bauman of the US Census Bureau uses the 1994 October CPS, and the National Household Education Survey of 1996 and 1999 to examine popular characterizations of the home school population. May 16, 2002.

Homeschoolers: Estimating Numbers and Growth
National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment; Office of Educational Research and Improvement; U.S. Department of Education; Web Edition, Spring 1999; by Patricia M. Lines.

Issues Related to Estimating the Home-School Population in the United States With National Household Survey Data
Acrobat document from the US Department of Education. 110 pages long. Issued September 2000. Refers to studies done in 1994 and 1996. For a summary, skip ahead to Bookmark 7: Conclusion.

Census Data

Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1)
You can estimate the number of homeschoolers by doing a search here on a state and age groups.

Kids Count Census Data Online
Using the Profiles for education for your state, you can see how many children are in or not in school, giving you a rough estimate of legal and illegal homeschoolers.

Numbers of Homeschoolers in USA
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
I generated these numbers from the Kids Count 2000 data and reports of the numbers of homeschoolers registered in some states and exterpolated the numbers to all states in 2003.

California

Fact Book 2003
An example of why researchers can’t find homeschoolers in this state, as they are most likely in the “5 and under” private schools that the counties do not have to report to the state counters.

Michigan

Number of Homeschools and Students in Michigan
Those home meeting reporting requirements and the total number of students being homeschooled year by year statistics going back to 1989.

Nevada

Nevada Kids Count Data Book 2003
Based on the 15 school districts that provided data, 5,233 students were homeschooled in Nevada during 2000-2001.

North Carolina

North Carolina Home School Enrollment
From the NC Department of Education.

Virginia

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2010 – 2011
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 24,682.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2009 – 2010
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 23,290.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2008 – 2009
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 22,621.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2007 – 2008
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 20,694.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2006 – 2007
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 20,240.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2005 – 2006
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 18,693.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2004 – 2005
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 17,448.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2003 – 2004
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 18,102.

Department of Education, Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions, 2002 – 2003
Chart shows numbers in each division. Total: 18,102.

Wisconsin

Home-Based Private Educational Program Enrollment Statistics
From the Wisconsin DPI. Available by CESA, GRADE LEVEL, and by PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT. Data is available in Excel and Portable Document Format (PDF).

Other Countries

Homeschooling Statistics in New Zealand
How many students are being homeschooled in New Zealand? From the Ministry of Education.

See also News from the Homeschooling Front

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