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By State, Total Number Of People Age 3-21 Years Served Under The Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA), By Age Group (2000).
State Total Served By IDEA
Age 3-21
Number Served By IDEA
Age 3-5
Number Served By IDEA
Age 6-11
Number Served By IDEA
Age 12-17
Number Served By IDEA
Age 18-21
Alabama
99,763
7,335
44,213
42,952
5,263
Alaska
17,495
1,633
8,238
6,964
660
Arizona
93,336
9,076
42,766
37,433
4,061
Arkansas
60,864
9,031
24,038
25,182
2,613
California
640,815
58,491
292,498
264,389
25,437
Colorado
76,948
8,067
33,684
31,954
3,243
Connecticut
74,722
7,275
31,236
32,698
3,513
Delaware
16,287
1,641
7,639
6,467
540
District of Columbia
9,348
560
3,773
4,222
793
Florida
356,198
29,363
168,228
143,946
14,661
Georgia
164,374
15,922
81,202
62,155
5,095
Hawaii
22,964
1,860
10,148
10,164
792
Idaho
29,112
3,626
13,463
11,038
985
Illinois
291,221
28,193
134,596
116,996
11,436
Indiana
151,599
14,499
72,647
58,009
6,444
Iowa
71,970
5,599
30,063
32,657
3,651
Kansas
60,036
7,334
25,927
24,152
2,623
Kentucky
91,537
15,913
40,751
31,601
3,272
Louisiana
96,632
9,671
41,288
40,593
5,080
Maine
35,139
3,954
14,980
14,578
1,627
Maryland
111,711
9,750
50,278
47,595
4,088
Massachusetts
165,013
14,568
69,584
72,328
8,533
Michigan
213,404
19,119
95,812
87,978
10,495
Minnesota
107,942
11,370
45,796
46,378
4,398
Mississippi
62,359
6,812
28,237
24,522
2,788
Missouri
134,950
10,683
60,340
57,700
6,227
Montana
19,039
1,614
8,458
8,143
824
Nebraska
42,577
3,707
19,590
17,353
1,927
Nevada
35,703
3,664
16,508
14,397
1,134
New Hampshire
28,597
2,193
11,621
13,311
1,472
New Jersey
214,330
16,058
100,956
87,419
9,897
New Mexico
52,346
5,115
21,665
23,223
2,343
New York
434,347
50,140
175,003
185,435
23,769
North Carolina
173,067
17,361
84,191
66,212
5,303
North Dakota
13,612
1,283
5,937
5,699
693
Ohio
236,200
19,341
103,201
100,125
13,533
Oklahoma
83,149
6,077
37,472
35,393
4,207
Oregon
73,531
6,387
34,536
29,655
2,953
Pennsylvania
231,175
19,976
98,744
99,974
12,481
Rhode Island
29,895
2,651
13,716
12,140
1,388
South Carolina
103,153
11,352
51,303
36,987
3,511
South Dakota
16,246
2,267
7,757
5,476
746
Tennessee
126,732
10,690
57,225
52,888
5,929
Texas
493,850
36,079
210,358
221,626
25,787
Utah
55,389
5,914
25,463
21,535
2,477
Vermont
14,073
1,391
5,476
6,414
792
Virginia
161,298
13,926
73,622
66,817
6,933
Washington
116,235
11,623
54,136
45,500
4,976
West Virginia
50,314
5,409
22,816
19,723
2,366
Wisconsin
121,209
13,934
50,360
51,116
5,799
Wyoming
13,307
1,667
5,764
5,290
586
U.S. Total
6,195,113
581,164
2,767,303
2,566,502
280,144

Note: To calculate the percent of people served in a state under IDEA in a specific age group, divide the number served in the age group by the total number served by IDEA in the state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of people in Montana age 3-5 years served by IDEA. This calculation would be: 1,614/19,039=.0848 and .0848x100=8.48%

Source: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), 23rd Annual Report to Congress (2001)

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