By the Numbers: Back to School
Almost $7.5 billion is spent at family clothing stores in August, reflecting the increase in back to school shopping.
There are over 77 million children and adults enrolled in school throughout the United States, with 55.5 million of those enrolled in elementary through high schools.
There are almost 99,000 public schools in the country and almost 34,000 private schools.
The annual salary of public school teachers in California is $65,800. In contrast, teachers in South Dakota receive the lowest pay in the nation at $36,700. The national average is $52,800.
It pays to stay in school. The average annual salary of workers with an advanced degree is $83,144. Compare that to $21,023 for those without a high school diploma.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
It’s always fun to learn something new! At the Equitable Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking facts that will make you reflect on different aspects of life.