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The Census reports on the level of education attained by adults age 25 and older. Our elderly population grew up in a time when education attainment was typically lower, and college attendance was less widespread. As this population is succeeded by younger and increasingly well-educated cohorts, the percent of the population that has attained higher levels of education slowly increases. Not only has the number of diplomas and degrees increased, but their percentage in the population has also increased, indicating a growth in attainment greater than the relative growth in national population.

Educational Attainment in Population 25 Years and Over, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent of Total Number Percent of Total
Total Population Age 25+ 233,077 100.00% 247,935 100.00%
Less than 9th grade 24,057 10.32% 15,090 6.09%
Some high school, no diploma 37,669 16.16% 37,317 15.05%
High school graduate* 74,475 31.95% 81,043 32.69%
Some college, no degree 49,024 21.03% 56,508 22.79%
Associate degree 8,971 3.85% 10,701 4.32%
Bachelor's degree 26,137 11.21% 31,181 12.58%
Graduate or professional degree 12,744 5.47% 16,095 6.49%

* "High school graduate" includes people with the G.E.D. and similar equivalents.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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