What are homeschool statistics for the US?

The following statistics are from a report entitled Home Schooling in the United States 2003 by the National Center for Education Statistics: In the spring of 2003, an estimated 1.1 million students nationwide were being homeschooled, an increase of 29% since 1999. During this period, the overall population of U.S. students increased by 1%, from 50.2 million to 50.7 million, for kindergarten through grade 12. The percent of US students homeschooled in 2003 is 2.2 percent, up from 1.7 percent in 1999. See New Report: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006042.pdf The following statistics are from a report entitled Home Schooling in the United States: 1999: In the spring of 1999, an estimated 850,000 students nationwide were being homeschooled. This amounts to 1.7 percent of U.S. students, ages 5 to 17, with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through grade 12. Four out of five homeschoolers were homeschooled only (82 percent) and one out of five homeschoolers were enrolled in public or private schools part time (18 percent). A greater percentage of homeschoolers compared to non-home-schoolers were white, non-Hispanic in 1999-75 percent compared to 65 percent. At the same time, a smaller percentage of homeschoolers were black, non-Hispanic students and a smaller percentage were Hispanic students. The household income of homeschoolers in 1999 was no different than non-home-schoolers. However, parents of homeschoolers had higher levels of educational attainment than did parents of non-home-schoolers. Parents gave a wide variety of reasons for homeschooling their children. These reasons included being able to give their child a better education at home, for religious reasons, and because of a poor learning environment at school. See New Report: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004115