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Table 14. Number of persons age 25 and over in metropolitan areas with populations greater than 1 million and percentage with high school completion or higher and a bachelor's or higher degree, by sex: 2011
Metropolitan area 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA CBSA 3,510 (230.5) 1,684 (115.0) 1,826 (120.9) 90.4 (1.26) 88.6 (1.58) 92.0 (1.24) 36.0 (2.18) 37.0 (2.63) 35.1 (2.37)
Austin-Round Rock, TX CBSA 1,151 (86.4) 558 (49.6) 592 (42.8) 87.5 (3.20) 85.7 (3.40) 89.2 (3.40) 43.9 (3.92) 43.3 (4.95) 44.4 (4.17)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL CBSA 837 (64.3) 395 (34.7) 442 (34.6) 90.5 (2.22) 89.9 (3.02) 91.0 (2.31) 24.2 (3.83) 25.9 (4.03) 22.7 (4.79)
Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH-CT-ME CSA1 3,894 (104.8) 1,875 (63.6) 2,020 (54.8) 93.1 (0.78) 93.1 (0.95) 93.1 (1.02) 43.9 (2.10) 46.3 (2.43) 41.6 (2.23)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY CBSA 728 (55.5) 381 (33.4) 347 (32.5) 92.6 (1.69) 91.4 (2.35) 93.8 (2.15) 34.7 (3.63) 34.3 (4.60) 35.1 (4.75)
                                     
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC CBSA 1,230 (80.3) 603 (45.5) 626 (42.5) 89.4 (1.93) 86.3 (2.58) 92.4 (1.75) 36.1 (3.47) 39.0 (4.03) 33.3 (3.53)
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 6,309 (256.0) 3,084 (135.3) 3,225 (130.4) 89.0 (0.81) 89.0 (1.04) 89.0 (0.92) 36.4 (1.58) 35.7 (1.87) 37.2 (1.76)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN CBSA1 1,272 (76.0) 584 (41.9) 688 (42.9) 88.3 (1.91) 88.4 (3.00) 88.2 (2.21) 26.5 (2.98) 26.4 (3.24) 26.6 (3.30)
Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 1,913 (79.1) 947 (48.5) 966 (41.8) 91.9 (1.13) 92.5 (1.35) 91.3 (1.62) 27.2 (2.47) 26.5 (3.05) 27.8 (2.70)
Columbus, OH CSA 1,150 (67.4) 530 (35.4) 620 (37.6) 90.4 (1.70) 91.4 (2.32) 89.6 (2.18) 29.6 (3.10) 29.3 (3.78) 29.8 (3.32)
                                     
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX CBSA 4,281 (159.5) 2,182 (97.3) 2,099 (77.5) 81.9 (1.51) 80.5 (1.70) 83.4 (1.62) 32.3 (1.66) 33.1 (1.95) 31.4 (1.90)
Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO CSA 1,946 (44.9) 975 (31.1) 971 (21.8) 91.6 (1.04) 92.3 (1.25) 90.8 (1.18) 47.6 (2.09) 49.8 (2.49) 45.3 (2.25)
Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 3,530 (187.4) 1,679 (90.9) 1,851 (101.1) 88.8 (1.03) 88.0 (1.37) 89.5 (1.20) 32.3 (1.77) 33.4 (2.09) 31.3 (2.04)
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 723 (187.1) 364 (82.4) 360 (106.1) 77.2 (3.69) 74.0 (5.62) 80.5 (3.06) 16.5 (3.58) 17.7 (4.20) 15.3 (3.41)
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 887 (167.7) 429 (77.8) 458 (91.2) 91.3 (1.86) 89.9 (2.45) 92.7 (1.78) 25.6 (3.37) 27.5 (3.44) 23.8 (4.16)
                                     
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC CSA 911 (61.0) 413 (32.5) 498 (36.7) 87.6 (2.24) 89.9 (2.96) 85.8 (2.49) 28.2 (3.49) 28.9 (5.04) 27.6 (3.64)
Hartford-West Hartford, CT CBSA 780 (40.9) 381 (21.4) 398 (22.6) 92.5 (1.18) 92.3 (1.33) 92.7 (1.35) 43.7 (2.99) 45.0 (3.42) 42.4 (3.11)
Houston-Baytown-Sugarland, TX CBSA 3,784 (158.0) 1,863 (88.7) 1,921 (82.7) 82.6 (1.43) 82.3 (1.59) 82.9 (1.68) 31.0 (2.05) 32.0 (2.40) 30.0 (2.28)
Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN CSA 1,198 (143.4) 579 (72.7) 619 (74.5) 91.4 (1.33) 91.6 (1.88) 91.2 (1.59) 31.3 (3.73) 32.3 (4.87) 30.3 (3.49)
Jacksonville, FL CBSA 1,000 (69.6) 485 (35.2) 515 (40.4) 93.8 (1.45) 94.3 (1.66) 93.4 (2.28) 28.7 (3.54) 28.1 (4.33) 29.2 (4.43)
                                     
Kansas City, MO-KS CSBA 1,273 (63.9) 609 (36.5) 663 (34.5) 90.5 (1.38) 89.5 (2.16) 91.4 (1.55) 34.9 (2.44) 33.3 (3.05) 36.3 (2.76)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV CBSA 1,241 (35.4) 634 (23.0) 607 (16.6) 88.6 (1.15) 88.9 (1.38) 88.3 (1.34) 25.4 (1.64) 25.8 (1.84) 25.0 (1.96)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA 11,476 (137.1) 5,594 (89.6) 5,882 (68.4) 80.3 (0.84) 80.5 (1.01) 80.2 (0.90) 29.7 (1.09) 30.2 (1.30) 29.3 (1.13)
Louisville, KY-IN CBSA 835 (71.4) 397 (36.5) 438 (38.1) 89.7 (1.73) 91.0 (2.05) 88.5 (2.20) 26.0 (2.90) 27.3 (3.73) 24.8 (4.11)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR CBSA1  915 (64.9) 469 (39.4) 446 (34.2) 87.8 (2.41) 85.9 (3.40) 89.8 (2.55) 31.5 (3.44) 31.2 (4.02) 31.9 (3.79)
                                     
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL CBSA 3,824 (140.0) 1,803 (80.0) 2,020 (73.4) 87.9 (1.10) 87.3 (1.43) 88.4 (1.09) 32.7 (1.67) 35.3 (2.15) 30.3 (1.86)
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,190 (157.7) 570 (83.7) 620 (75.7) 89.9 (1.45) 91.1 (1.49) 88.8 (1.88) 33.0 (2.88) 34.6 (3.45) 31.4 (2.96)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA1 2,180 (45.7) 1,056 (28.9) 1,125 (28.3) 93.8 (0.68) 94.2 (0.98) 93.5 (0.87) 38.4 (1.70) 38.8 (2.18) 38.0 (1.77)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN CBSA 1,088 (180.9) 527 (83.6) 561 (99.8) 87.6 (2.47) 87.9 (2.49) 87.3 (3.30) 37.4 (3.39) 40.1 (4.18) 34.8 (3.75)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA CBSA 741 (54.1) 345 (30.4) 396 (29.5) 85.3 (3.16) 82.5 (3.92) 87.8 (3.44) 35.5 (3.44) 37.3 (4.43) 34.0 (3.81)
                                     
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-PA CSA 14,498 (198.0) 6,893 (111.2) 7,605 (115.4) 87.2 (0.54) 87.2 (0.72) 87.3 (0.58) 38.2 (0.89) 38.4 (1.09) 37.9 (1.00)
Oklahoma City, OK CBSA 882 (51.5) 407 (25.4) 475 (28.9) 90.1 (1.60) 90.6 (1.98) 89.6 (1.84) 28.3 (2.52) 28.5 (3.44) 28.2 (2.51)
Orlando, FL CBSA 1,382 (93.6) 666 (52.0) 716 (50.1) 86.0 (2.04) 82.6 (2.82) 89.1 (2.10) 33.2 (2.71) 29.7 (3.22) 36.5 (2.96)
Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 3,909 (91.2) 1,856 (58.1) 2,053 (49.6) 90.8 (0.95) 91.4 (1.15) 90.2 (1.08) 33.7 (1.52) 33.4 (1.87) 34.0 (1.88)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ CBSA 2,775 (242.4) 1,390 (124.6) 1,386 (122.3) 88.4 (1.40) 88.4 (1.64) 88.5 (1.58) 33.6 (2.86) 33.8 (3.27) 33.3 (3.03)
                                     
Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA CBSA 1,638 (68.0) 746 (38.5) 892 (40.1) 91.8 (1.17) 92.3 (1.44) 91.3 (1.47) 33.8 (2.17) 37.1 (3.34) 31.0 (2.31)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA CBSA 1,442 (57.1) 687 (32.6) 755 (31.1) 92.8 (1.00) 93.4 (1.41) 92.3 (1.20) 40.1 (2.23) 39.5 (2.94) 40.6 (2.37)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA CBSA 884 (45.0) 426 (22.0) 458 (26.1) 85.5 (1.19) 86.2 (1.28) 84.9 (1.60) 31.1 (1.96) 30.9 (2.47) 31.2 (2.12)
Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC CSA 1,111 (67.3) 515 (37.1) 596 (39.6) 87.7 (2.20) 83.5 (3.42) 91.3 (1.60) 34.7 (3.59) 33.6 (4.46) 35.6 (3.91)
Richmond, VA CBSA 954 (61.5) 442 (32.2) 513 (36.5) 89.3 (1.99) 87.3 (2.85) 91.1 (2.27) 33.8 (3.34) 36.2 (4.89) 31.7 (3.20)
                                     
Rochester, NY CBSA 686 (48.9) 310 (26.3) 376 (31.8) 91.2 (2.97) 91.4 (2.65) 91.1 (3.90) 32.7 (3.82) 33.5 (5.31) 32.1 (3.86)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA CBSA 1,364 (70.8) 651 (41.2) 713 (39.5) 83.0 (2.39) 83.9 (2.97) 82.3 (2.60) 30.9 (2.57) 31.7 (3.26) 30.1 (2.79)
Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT CSA 1,014 (44.3) 490 (25.0) 523 (23.5) 91.3 (1.22) 90.8 (1.33) 91.7 (1.79) 32.7 (2.43) 37.5 (3.12) 28.3 (2.53)
San Antonio, TX CBSA 1,328 (89.2) 615 (45.5) 712 (49.5) 79.0 (2.87) 78.7 (3.70) 79.3 (2.72) 25.9 (3.04) 25.9 (3.99) 26.0 (2.96)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA CBSA 1,889 (88.3) 936 (51.1) 953 (45.2) 87.9 (1.86) 88.5 (2.19) 87.3 (1.96) 37.3 (2.68) 36.7 (3.29) 37.8 (2.87)
                                     
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 5,309 (192.3) 2,671 (108.7) 2,638 (100.6) 88.0 (1.00) 87.9 (1.13) 88.0 (1.08) 44.2 (1.60) 46.0 (1.88) 42.3 (1.75)
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA 2,796 (75.9) 1,402 (48.4) 1,393 (39.6) 93.1 (0.88) 93.1 (1.05) 93.0 (1.15) 36.1 (1.78) 37.4 (2.30) 34.8 (1.92)
St. Louis, MO-IL CBSA 1,929 (83.9) 923 (49.6) 1,006 (44.1) 92.3 (0.99) 90.6 (1.56) 93.8 (1.13) 30.5 (2.19) 33.8 (2.62) 27.4 (2.49)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL CBSA 1,944 (184.7) 937 (89.0) 1,006 (101.6) 93.5 (1.16) 93.1 (1.64) 93.8 (1.26) 28.2 (2.37) 31.0 (2.89) 25.5 (2.70)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC CBSA1 1,013 (67.1) 453 (35.4) 559 (36.6) 94.9 (1.29) 94.5 (1.93) 95.3 (1.15) 30.3 (3.14) 29.3 (4.13) 31.0 (3.19)
Washington-Baltimore-Northern
Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA1
5,588 (108.3) 2,687 (66.9) 2,902 (51.4) 91.6 (0.68) 91.1 (1.01) 92.1 (0.62) 47.7 (1.23) 47.4 (1.52) 47.9 (1.41)
1 Information on metropolitan status was suppressed for a small portion of sample observations. As a result, population estimates for these areas may be slightly underestimated.
NOTE: CSA = Combined Statistical Area; CBSA = Core Based Statistical Area. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses and were computed using replicate weights. For more information, see Appendix A: Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 2011. (This table was prepared September 2011.)
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