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Table 13. Percentage of persons age 25 and over with high school completion or higher and a bachelor's or higher degree, by sex and state: 2007-09
State Number of persons 25 years old and over
(in thousands)
Percent with high school
completion or higher
Percent with bachelor's or higher
degree
Total Males Females Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 199,756 (30.2) 96,327 (17.0) 103,429 (18.2) 85.0 (0.03) 84.3 (0.04) 85.6 (0.03) 27.8 (0.04) 28.4 (0.04) 27.2 (0.04)
                                     
Alabama 3,084 (1.8) 1,454 (1.6) 1,630 (1.5) 81.5 (0.18) 81.0 (0.22) 81.9 (0.22) 21.9 (0.17) 22.3 (0.23) 21.5 (0.18)
Alaska 422 (1.3) 218 (1.0) 204 (0.8) 91.4 (0.33) 91.1 (0.44) 91.6 (0.43) 26.6 (0.49) 25.0 (0.64) 28.3 (0.69)
Arizona 4,171 (1.7) 2,057 (1.6) 2,114 (1.3) 83.8 (0.12) 82.9 (0.17) 84.7 (0.15) 25.5 (0.13) 26.4 (0.19) 24.6 (0.18)
Arkansas 1,889 (1.8) 906 (1.4) 984 (1.3) 81.9 (0.20) 81.0 (0.29) 82.7 (0.26) 19.0 (0.21) 19.1 (0.27) 18.9 (0.28)
California 23,459 (4.6) 11,540 (3.9) 11,920 (3.6) 80.6 (0.07) 80.1 (0.09) 81.0 (0.07) 29.9 (0.07) 30.6 (0.08) 29.1 (0.08)
                                     
Colorado 3,225 (1.7) 1,602 (1.7) 1,623 (1.5) 89.1 (0.12) 88.4 (0.19) 89.7 (0.12) 35.7 (0.19) 36.3 (0.23) 35.1 (0.23)
Connecticut 2,353 (1.2) 1,118 (1.0) 1,235 (1.1) 88.5 (0.16) 88.2 (0.20) 88.6 (0.19) 35.4 (0.23) 36.4 (0.28) 34.5 (0.28)
Delaware 587 (0.5) 278 (0.6) 309 (0.5) 87.2 (0.35) 86.4 (0.44) 87.8 (0.44) 26.9 (0.41) 27.2 (0.49) 26.7 (0.48)
District of Columbia 408 (0.5) 190 (0.5) 218 (0.4) 86.5 (0.43) 86.7 (0.61) 86.4 (0.52) 48.4 (0.41) 50.0 (0.60) 46.9 (0.51)
Florida 12,677 (3.1) 6,098 (3.2) 6,579 (2.5) 85.2 (0.07) 84.3 (0.10) 86.0 (0.09) 25.7 (0.08) 27.0 (0.11) 24.5 (0.11)
                                     
Georgia 6,156 (3.5) 2,942 (2.9) 3,214 (2.2) 83.5 (0.11) 82.4 (0.16) 84.6 (0.13) 27.3 (0.12) 27.6 (0.17) 27.0 (0.16)
Hawaii 872 (0.7) 430 (0.8) 442 (0.6) 90.2 (0.22) 90.8 (0.28) 89.5 (0.28) 29.3 (0.36) 29.1 (0.47) 29.5 (0.48)
Idaho 948 (1.0) 468 (0.9) 479 (0.8) 88.1 (0.23) 87.8 (0.27) 88.5 (0.33) 24.2 (0.30) 25.5 (0.42) 22.9 (0.36)
Illinois 8,370 (2.8) 4,030 (2.9) 4,340 (2.3) 86.1 (0.09) 85.6 (0.12) 86.5 (0.11) 30.2 (0.12) 30.8 (0.15) 29.6 (0.16)
Indiana 4,156 (1.8) 2,002 (1.6) 2,154 (1.6) 86.2 (0.12) 85.7 (0.16) 86.6 (0.16) 22.5 (0.13) 23.1 (0.17) 21.9 (0.16)
                                     
Iowa 1,969 (1.4) 951 (1.3) 1,018 (1.4) 90.2 (0.14) 89.5 (0.22) 90.9 (0.18) 24.5 (0.23) 24.5 (0.33) 24.5 (0.29)
Kansas 1,798 (1.8) 873 (1.4) 925 (1.3) 89.4 (0.15) 88.8 (0.19) 90.0 (0.19) 29.5 (0.24) 30.2 (0.31) 28.9 (0.27)
Kentucky 2,852 (1.7) 1,362 (1.5) 1,490 (1.6) 81.1 (0.18) 79.8 (0.26) 82.2 (0.19) 20.3 (0.19) 20.4 (0.23) 20.2 (0.21)
Louisiana 2,848 (1.9) 1,346 (1.6) 1,503 (1.5) 81.2 (0.17) 79.8 (0.22) 82.4 (0.22) 20.8 (0.18) 20.4 (0.23) 21.1 (0.23)
Maine 924 (0.9) 440 (1.0) 484 (0.8) 89.8 (0.23) 88.6 (0.30) 90.8 (0.28) 26.0 (0.30) 24.8 (0.36) 27.1 (0.40)
                                     
Maryland 3,765 (1.6) 1,775 (1.7) 1,990 (1.6) 87.9 (0.13) 86.9 (0.17) 88.7 (0.16) 35.4 (0.15) 36.3 (0.19) 34.7 (0.20)
Massachusetts 4,447 (2.0) 2,112 (1.8) 2,335 (1.5) 88.7 (0.11) 88.2 (0.16) 89.1 (0.11) 38.2 (0.17) 38.8 (0.22) 37.8 (0.20)
Michigan 6,623 (2.9) 3,192 (2.7) 3,431 (2.0) 87.8 (0.10) 87.1 (0.14) 88.4 (0.14) 24.7 (0.12) 25.4 (0.15) 24.0 (0.13)
Minnesota 3,448 (2.0) 1,692 (2.0) 1,755 (1.6) 91.3 (0.12) 90.9 (0.16) 91.7 (0.15) 31.6 (0.19) 31.8 (0.26) 31.5 (0.25)
Mississippi 1,856 (1.9) 868 (1.6) 988 (1.3) 80.0 (0.21) 78.7 (0.28) 81.0 (0.30) 19.6 (0.19) 19.2 (0.23) 19.9 (0.25)
                                     
Missouri 3,925 (2.4) 1,869 (1.8) 2,055 (1.9) 86.3 (0.14) 86.3 (0.19) 86.4 (0.17) 25.2 (0.15) 25.7 (0.19) 24.7 (0.20)
Montana 643 (0.9) 316 (0.8) 326 (0.9) 90.9 (0.28) 90.2 (0.41) 91.6 (0.39) 27.0 (0.41) 27.0 (0.50) 26.9 (0.54)
Nebraska 1,144 (1.2) 555 (1.1) 589 (1.1) 89.8 (0.22) 89.3 (0.30) 90.4 (0.26) 27.0 (0.26) 26.9 (0.35) 27.2 (0.36)
Nevada 1,702 (1.1) 859 (1.2) 843 (0.9) 83.7 (0.20) 83.2 (0.26) 84.3 (0.25) 21.8 (0.22) 22.4 (0.31) 21.1 (0.27)
New Hampshire 898 (0.9) 436 (0.8) 462 (0.8) 90.7 (0.23) 89.7 (0.33) 91.7 (0.27) 32.5 (0.35) 33.6 (0.44) 31.5 (0.45)
                                     
New Jersey 5,865 (2.0) 2,804 (2.2) 3,062 (1.6) 87.4 (0.10) 87.1 (0.14) 87.6 (0.13) 34.4 (0.13) 35.9 (0.19) 32.9 (0.17)
New Mexico 1,281 (1.4) 621 (1.2) 660 (1.2) 82.5 (0.27) 81.6 (0.35) 83.4 (0.34) 24.8 (0.24) 24.9 (0.34) 24.8 (0.33)
New York 13,110 (3.4) 6,206 (3.0) 6,903 (3.1) 84.3 (0.07) 84.1 (0.10) 84.6 (0.08) 32.2 (0.09) 32.4 (0.12) 32.1 (0.10)
North Carolina 6,063 (2.5) 2,881 (2.1) 3,182 (2.0) 83.7 (0.10) 81.9 (0.16) 85.2 (0.13) 26.3 (0.13) 26.2 (0.15) 26.4 (0.17)
North Dakota 411 (0.8) 202 (0.7) 209 (0.6) 89.5 (0.31) 88.6 (0.47) 90.3 (0.37) 26.1 (0.56) 25.1 (0.70) 27.0 (0.64)
                                     
Ohio 7,711 (2.6) 3,673 (2.3) 4,037 (2.3) 87.3 (0.08) 87.0 (0.13) 87.6 (0.11) 24.1 (0.12) 25.0 (0.15) 23.3 (0.14)
Oklahoma 2,354 (1.9) 1,132 (1.3) 1,222 (1.5) 85.3 (0.14) 84.6 (0.19) 85.8 (0.20) 22.5 (0.20) 23.1 (0.23) 21.8 (0.24)
Oregon 2,550 (1.5) 1,246 (1.3) 1,304 (1.3) 88.7 (0.14) 87.8 (0.20) 89.5 (0.16) 28.7 (0.21) 29.6 (0.23) 27.8 (0.27)
Pennsylvania 8,558 (2.7) 4,067 (2.2) 4,490 (2.5) 87.4 (0.09) 87.3 (0.12) 87.5 (0.11) 26.2 (0.12) 27.3 (0.15) 25.2 (0.15)
Rhode Island 714 (0.6) 337 (0.6) 377 (0.6) 83.7 (0.29) 82.9 (0.46) 84.4 (0.32) 30.1 (0.37) 31.3 (0.51) 28.9 (0.45)
                                     
South Carolina 2,974 (1.5) 1,404 (1.3) 1,570 (1.3) 82.9 (0.14) 81.7 (0.20) 84.1 (0.16) 24.0 (0.17) 24.5 (0.23) 23.5 (0.21)
South Dakota 521 (1.1) 253 (1.0) 267 (0.8) 89.4 (0.33) 88.3 (0.44) 90.5 (0.41) 24.8 (0.47) 24.7 (0.61) 24.8 (0.61)
Tennessee 4,169 (2.0) 1,983 (1.6) 2,185 (1.9) 82.6 (0.14) 81.6 (0.18) 83.4 (0.18) 22.5 (0.15) 23.1 (0.21) 22.0 (0.18)
Texas 15,050 (4.6) 7,364 (3.3) 7,685 (3.5) 79.6 (0.07) 78.8 (0.10) 80.4 (0.08) 25.6 (0.08) 26.4 (0.10) 24.8 (0.11)
Utah 1,537 (1.4) 762 (1.2) 775 (0.9) 90.5 (0.18) 90.1 (0.23) 91.0 (0.20) 28.7 (0.28) 31.6 (0.40) 25.8 (0.31)
                                     
Vermont 424 (0.8) 204 (0.7) 220 (0.6) 90.4 (0.36) 89.1 (0.49) 91.6 (0.47) 33.3 (0.71) 32.1 (0.80) 34.5 (0.82)
Virginia 5,149 (2.6) 2,470 (2.8) 2,679 (2.2) 86.1 (0.11) 85.1 (0.16) 86.9 (0.12) 33.7 (0.15) 34.5 (0.18) 33.0 (0.20)
Washington 4,369 (1.6) 2,142 (1.9) 2,227 (1.6) 89.7 (0.11) 89.2 (0.16) 90.1 (0.12) 30.7 (0.15) 31.8 (0.20) 29.7 (0.19)
West Virginia 1,258 (1.0) 601 (0.8) 657 (0.8) 81.9 (0.23) 80.8 (0.35) 82.9 (0.28) 17.1 (0.24) 17.0 (0.31) 17.2 (0.26)
Wisconsin 3,727 (2.6) 1,823 (2.0) 1,904 (1.8) 89.5 (0.10) 88.8 (0.16) 90.2 (0.13) 25.6 (0.18) 25.6 (0.22) 25.6 (0.22)
Wyoming 347 (0.7) 174 (0.8) 173 (0.7) 91.3 (0.43) 90.9 (0.55) 91.7 (0.46) 23.6 (0.57) 24.0 (0.76) 23.1 (0.67)
NOTE: Estimates are 3-year averages of 2007–09 data. Use of a 3-year average increases the sample size, thereby reducing the size of sampling errors and producing more stable estimates. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2007-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared July 2011.)
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