This week begins the 2013-14 school year for many across the country. Recent statistics show how much our lives revolve around the classroom.
The number of children and adults that were enrolled in school in October 2011. This total was 26.9 percent of the entire population age 3 and up.
Included in that total, 77 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 6 that were enrolled in an all-day kindergarten.
The amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2012. Sales at bookstores topped another $2 billion.
In 2011, back-to-school shoppers had plenty of options to spend money. At that time, there were:
- 28,128 family clothing stores
- 25,448 shoe stores
- 21,227 sporting goods stores
- 8,625 department stores
- 8,407 bookstores
- 8,144 office supply and stationary stores, and
- 7,093 children and infants clothing stores
Where did the money come from?
The percentage of students enrolled in college that worked less than full time, year-round in 2011. Another 20 percent worked full time, year-round at that time.
Over 3 million high school students worked less than full time, year-round in 2011, while over 145,000 high school students reportedly worked full time year-round.