Educational attainment*

Updated 9/22/18 – *Note that this measure is also a social determinant of health

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey tracks the education level of those 25 years and older because of the relationship between income and workforce skills.  The percentage of the population with a graduate or professional degree continues to rise, along with bachelor degrees and high school diplomas.


  • American Community Survey 2008 question changed to “less than high school diploma (prior years data combined for comparison)


US Census Bureau, American Community Surveys, Selected Social Characteristics

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