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Table 229

Educational Attainment by Selected Characteristic

For persons 25 years old and over (160,827 represents 160,827,000). As of March. Based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III. Composition of regions: NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii

 
19921993199419951996199719981999200020012002
Educational Attainment by Selected Characteristic1           
Advanced DegreeTotal PersonsPercent Of Population7.27.47.57.87.87.88.28.28.68.79.0
Age25 To 34 Years OldAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population5.35.25.25.56.06.06.26.66.66.87.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population7.07.98.58.68.78.68.78.78.89.18.7
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population17.918.618.219.520.521.121.322.122.722.823.2
High School GraduatePercent Of Population37.735.934.534.032.031.631.930.730.629.128.4
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population13.513.113.612.913.112.711.912.311.812.613.1
Population342,49341,86441,94641,38840,91940,25639,35438,47437,78638,86538,670
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population18.619.219.919.619.720.019.819.619.519.619.1
35 To 44 Years OldAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population9.59.19.29.28.57.98.08.38.68.78.9
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population8.08.39.19.08.98.99.39.29.59.910.0
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population17.417.617.917.417.717.718.318.718.419.419.6
High School GraduatePercent Of Population34.234.033.233.333.934.634.033.933.732.532.3
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population11.811.411.311.612.111.912.012.011.411.611.6
Population339,57140,34241,52742,33543,07743,96044,46244,74444,80544,56644,284
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population19.119.619.419.418.918.918.317.918.417.917.5
45 To 54 Years OldAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population10.311.211.011.611.511.611.311.511.511.511.6
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.66.57.17.78.18.18.58.79.09.69.7
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population13.914.115.216.416.416.817.518.218.718.818.4
High School GraduatePercent Of Population36.735.834.032.532.732.832.131.731.030.731.4
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population17.315.314.913.713.513.213.011.711.111.010.9
Population327,02328,50329,52230,69331,58433,01334,05835,23236,63038,72039,545
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.317.117.918.017.617.517.818.118.718.518.0
55 To 64 Years OldAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population7.27.77.78.18.48.79.29.510.410.811.2
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.24.44.75.25.45.45.25.36.26.67.1
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population10.510.911.110.911.812.013.013.213.113.614.9
High School GraduatePercent Of Population38.037.937.237.337.036.737.336.935.735.834.0
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population26.925.724.422.822.522.420.518.818.317.116.4
Population321,15021,24720,73720,75521,08421,47522,25522,90923,38724,67225,874
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population13.313.314.815.614.814.715.016.316.316.116.3
65 To 74 Years OldAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population4.54.75.15.25.66.26.66.57.17.47.1
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population3.33.34.03.93.64.14.34.64.55.04.8
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population8.38.58.59.09.310.110.010.610.411.111.5
High School GraduatePercent Of Population37.237.536.636.436.335.736.436.737.435.336.2
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population35.034.232.231.130.730.528.927.626.426.426.5
Population318,44018,36218,08718,21418,27018,01517,87317,84417,79618,11818,123
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population11.811.913.514.414.613.413.814.014.214.713.8
75 Years Old Or OverAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population3.63.53.94.14.34.54.44.64.74.75.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population2.62.42.52.93.13.03.23.73.94.24.3
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population6.66.77.07.18.38.38.18.68.78.79.0
High School GraduatePercent Of Population28.929.530.630.230.832.533.232.634.134.934.2
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population48.447.945.243.241.239.638.037.335.434.334.3
Population312,14912,50812,69213,05313,38813,86214,20914,55114,82515,44715,647
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population9.910.010.812.412.212.213.013.213.213.312.8
Associate's Degree2Total PersonsPercent Of Population5.96.47.07.17.27.37.57.57.88.28.3
Bachelor's DegreeTotal PersonsPercent Of Population14.214.514.715.215.816.017.017.017.017.517.7
Civilian Labor Force StatusEmployedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population9.69.89.69.910.09.89.810.110.410.611.1
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population7.27.88.58.68.88.78.98.79.09.59.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population17.718.118.318.819.419.419.920.320.420.621.0
High School GraduatePercent Of Population35.634.833.733.032.632.832.632.231.830.830.4
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population11.911.110.710.610.610.710.510.19.79.99.9
Population399,072100,152102,325105,163106,662109,399111,131112,514114,600117,090116,132
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population17.918.519.219.118.918.618.418.518.818.518.0
Not In The Labor ForceAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population3.33.33.83.83.94.24.54.85.05.45.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population3.53.84.24.34.44.54.75.15.45.75.8
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population8.38.68.78.99.99.910.010.610.711.511.8
High School GraduatePercent Of Population35.935.935.135.635.235.435.935.535.934.934.9
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population36.235.334.532.932.431.730.229.328.327.127.0
Population354,09055,26855,15155,30955,74155,43755,82256,56656,09558,89659,935
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population12.613.113.814.514.114.314.714.714.815.315.1
UnemployedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population2.93.93.74.63.73.93.74.44.74.44.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.95.86.36.65.75.86.96.77.07.37.0
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population8.79.79.810.69.59.39.911.810.212.613.2
High School GraduatePercent Of Population41.440.238.736.137.637.538.836.636.036.037.1
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population24.823.724.122.625.225.623.022.823.522.820.7
Population36,9546,7166,2685,1935,2575,0354,5974,0683,9084,4026,075
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population17.316.717.419.518.317.817.617.818.717.017.7
High School GraduateTotal PersonsPercent Of Population36.035.434.433.933.633.833.333.333.132.332.1
Hispanic OriginHispanicAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population3.02.62.92.72.62.93.23.03.32.93.0
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.24.54.74.63.65.25.14.75.05.25.3
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population6.36.46.26.56.67.57.87.87.38.28.1
High School GraduatePercent Of Population27.326.826.226.326.025.926.826.927.927.827.9
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population47.446.946.746.646.945.344.543.943.043.243.0
Population311,62312,10013,71414,17114,54115,47616,04416,42517,15018,75319,670
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population11.712.813.313.213.213.312.613.613.512.712.7
Non-hispanicAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population7.57.77.98.28.38.38.48.89.19.49.7
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.06.57.27.47.57.57.77.88.18.68.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population14.815.215.516.016.616.917.317.918.118.518.9
High School GraduatePercent Of Population36.736.135.134.634.334.534.534.033.732.832.6
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population18.517.616.615.715.515.214.413.813.012.712.6
Population3149,204150,726150,798152,267153,782155,105156,167157,329158,080161,636162,472
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.517.017.718.017.717.617.717.718.018.017.5
Marital StatusDivorcedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population6.36.46.15.95.86.26.46.57.06.66.7
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.76.98.58.08.58.38.88.58.89.39.7
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population11.611.310.911.412.012.412.312.913.313.313.6
High School GraduatePercent Of Population36.637.735.736.935.436.536.836.335.434.334.6
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population18.417.017.016.016.916.215.615.213.814.814.4
Population315,97716,35317,01717,27317,89518,96519,03019,41319,54920,42420,666
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population20.420.721.921.721.320.420.020.621.621.720.9
Married Spouse Absent4Advanced DegreePercent Of Population4.23.83.93.73.84.44.48.07.35.46.1
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.54.85.86.05.66.26.85.45.55.76.8
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population9.09.48.58.69.69.49.813.911.614.113.5
High School GraduatePercent Of Population32.934.035.432.833.532.934.629.532.828.829.2
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population32.930.329.031.229.329.727.027.628.032.029.8
Population35,8685,7916,2086,3396,6116,8336,8446,8002,5602,7842,703
SeparatedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population3.23.13.32.82.83.73.6    
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.54.95.56.16.16.57.3    
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population8.18.27.07.88.48.08.8    
High School GraduatePercent Of Population34.636.137.435.535.635.736.2    
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population31.928.728.128.928.328.025.8    
Population34,4784,3434,4044,5464,7174,6424,605    
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population17.818.918.618.818.918.118.3    
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.617.717.317.718.217.417.315.714.613.914.6
Married Spouse PresentAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population7.98.28.58.88.98.98.99.49.810.110.5
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.36.77.37.57.57.77.87.98.28.78.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population15.015.415.816.316.817.317.918.218.318.919.3
High School GraduatePercent Of Population37.136.334.834.234.334.234.033.433.032.131.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population17.516.716.215.415.315.014.514.013.413.213.3
Population3102,536103,968103,987105,558105,388105,710107,008108,011109,296111,931112,246
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.316.817.417.717.116.916.917.117.417.116.7
Never MarriedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population8.37.97.68.48.17.88.38.08.48.48.5
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.86.87.06.97.46.97.17.47.57.67.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population18.819.319.119.720.420.119.921.521.521.421.0
High School GraduatePercent Of Population33.031.231.331.129.729.930.229.929.929.829.6
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population17.818.117.816.716.716.416.015.414.915.115.9
Population322,60623,04624,02623,92624,89525,35425,75226,05226,04527,16228,156
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.216.717.217.117.718.818.617.817.817.717.4
SeparatedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population       4.03.24.24.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population       7.16.37.57.9
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population       9.510.110.39.9
High School GraduatePercent Of Population       34.238.035.334.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population       24.724.625.125.6
Population3       4,4304,1414,0234,339
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population       20.317.817.517.5
WidowedAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population2.42.82.82.92.93.23.53.53.23.33.9
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population2.93.03.23.83.93.94.14.14.94.95.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population5.65.96.46.47.16.87.27.36.87.37.8
High School GraduatePercent Of Population33.233.334.033.332.734.234.435.336.136.036.5
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population45.544.642.040.940.739.737.937.135.834.333.4
Population313,84013,66813,27313,34313,53513,72013,57713,47713,64114,06514,032
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population10.510.311.612.612.612.113.012.713.114.312.9
Not A High School GraduateTotal PersonsPercent Of Population20.619.819.118.318.317.916.616.615.815.915.9
Population3Total Persons160,827162,826164,512166,438168,323170,581172,211173,754175,230180,389182,142
RaceBlackAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population3.63.43.43.73.63.84.44.65.14.75.2
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population4.65.36.36.36.76.76.26.46.88.08.0
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population8.38.89.59.610.09.510.310.911.411.011.8
Coll+         15.717.0
High School GraduatePercent Of Population35.736.336.236.235.135.836.035.735.235.533.9
Hs+         78.878.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population32.329.627.126.225.725.124.023.021.521.221.3
Population317,44517,78618,10318,45718,71519,07219,37619,73220,03620,07820,359
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population15.516.717.518.018.819.119.119.420.019.619.8
OtherAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population11.211.810.49.712.712.912.812.613.213.513.7
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.36.36.36.37.37.07.17.17.37.97.2
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population22.122.122.018.823.723.724.724.825.227.826.6
High School GraduatePercent Of Population27.826.626.025.923.725.425.524.223.822.724.6
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population19.721.021.024.618.917.516.517.016.614.615.0
Population35,7366,0216,6486,8696,8757,4517,7567,9428,1279,7409,841
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population13.912.214.314.713.713.513.514.414.013.513.0
WhiteAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population7.57.77.98.28.18.18.18.58.88.99.2
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.16.57.17.37.37.47.77.78.08.38.4
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population14.614.915.115.816.116.516.817.417.317.717.9
Coll+         26.627.1
High School GraduatePercent Of Population36.435.634.534.033.933.933.933.533.432.532.3
Hs+         84.884.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population19.118.518.017.017.217.016.315.715.115.215.2
Population3137,646139,019139,760141,113142,733144,058145,078146,080147,067150,570151,942
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.416.817.517.717.317.217.217.217.417.416.9
RegionMidwestAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population6.46.66.76.97.47.17.48.08.08.28.4
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.36.17.27.47.87.68.07.88.38.98.7
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population13.213.414.114.815.315.415.716.016.817.017.1
High School GraduatePercent Of Population40.239.937.837.537.338.237.336.635.535.535.4
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population18.717.917.316.115.014.814.213.813.112.612.7
Population338,37638,50638,42738,53439,24539,50539,60040,01640,07941,42442,185
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.116.117.017.417.216.817.417.818.217.817.7
NortheastAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population8.99.09.39.99.59.39.69.710.510.610.9
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.36.46.66.76.76.87.27.37.78.28.1
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population14.915.315.616.416.917.317.317.918.018.318.6
High School GraduatePercent Of Population38.337.937.837.236.435.836.336.335.334.434.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population19.218.517.316.617.117.516.215.415.014.914.6
Population333,36133,60933,79733,58033,88934,03133,90034,01334,14535,61236,080
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population12.413.013.413.313.413.313.413.413.513.613.3
SouthAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population6.56.66.67.07.07.47.37.67.87.98.3
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.35.86.56.56.36.76.87.07.07.67.6
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population12.713.413.714.114.314.515.315.815.716.217.1
High School GraduatePercent Of Population35.234.333.432.933.033.533.933.234.032.631.8
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population24.223.322.421.621.820.719.919.318.318.418.5
Population355,05455,95757,02558,38059,10559,92460,90961,45662,29263,95164,295
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.116.717.417.817.517.216.817.117.117.316.7
WestAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population7.67.98.07.97.97.98.18.28.68.89.1
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population7.07.67.98.48.58.38.48.28.68.69.1
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population16.816.816.316.317.718.018.219.018.619.218.6
High School GraduatePercent Of Population30.229.628.928.727.927.527.727.627.426.526.7
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population18.217.517.417.017.016.916.716.315.716.116.3
Population334,03634,75335,26235,94536,08437,12137,80238,26938,71339,40239,583
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population20.120.621.521.721.021.321.020.721.120.820.2
SexFemaleAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population5.65.75.96.26.26.36.67.07.37.57.9
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population6.46.87.57.87.88.08.08.08.49.09.0
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population13.113.513.714.015.115.415.816.216.316.817.2
Coll+         24.325.1
High School GraduatePercent Of Population38.137.436.235.735.135.535.234.834.333.233.1
Hs+         84.284.4
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population20.820.019.318.418.417.817.116.616.015.815.6
Population384,24885,18185,97386,97587,98488,96189,83590,83791,62094,29395,146
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.016.617.417.917.317.217.317.517.717.717.2
MaleAdvanced DegreePercent Of Population9.09.19.29.49.59.49.49.610.010.110.2
Associate's Degree2Percent Of Population5.45.96.36.56.66.56.97.07.17.47.4
Bachelor's DegreePercent Of Population15.315.715.916.516.416.817.117.917.818.218.3
Coll+         28.328.5
High School GraduatePercent Of Population33.733.232.331.931.932.132.331.831.931.331.0
Hs+         84.183.8
Not A High School GraduatePercent Of Population20.319.519.018.318.118.017.216.615.815.916.2
Population376,57977,64478,53979,46380,33981,62082,37682,91783,61186,09686,996
Some College, But No DegreePercent Of Population16.416.617.317.417.417.217.117.117.417.116.9
Some College, But No DegreeTotal PersonsPercent Of Population16.216.617.417.617.317.217.317.317.617.417.0
Coll+Total Persons         26.226.7
Hs+Total Persons         84.184.1
Footnotes
1 Quantities in thousands.
2 Includes vocational degrees.
3 Thousands
4 Excludes those separated.
Source

U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports P20-476, P20-489, P20-493, P20-505, P20-513, P20-528, P20-536, PPL157, PPL169; and unpublished data. See Internet site

<http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/educ-attn.html>

 
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