Long time readers know that my wife and I plan to homeschool our boys. This is for a number of reasons, but for me, the primary one is academics. The Hoover Institution put out a publication (HT: NCPA) recently that details numerous facts about homeschooling and those that homeschool.
The stereotype is that homeschooling is for religious zealots, but according to a survey they site religion is the minority motivator.
They also analyzed household income which reveals that homeschooled children come from homes with approximately the same income as public schools. Although, this is obviously skewed by the fact that so many mothers are staying at home to school them instead of working.