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Table 9. Highest level of education attained by persons age 18 and over, by age, sex, and race/ethnicity: March 1999
[In thousands]
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                           |        |Elementary level  |        High school       |                     College
    Age, sex, and race     | Total  |__________________|__________________________|_____________________________________________________
                           |popula- |Less than| 7 or 8 | 1 to 3 |   4    |        |  Some  | Asso-  | Bache- |  Mas-  |Profes- |  Doc-
                           |  tion  | 7 years | years  | years  | years  |Graduate|college | ciate  | lor's  | ter's  | sional | torate
___________________________|________|_________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________
             1             |   2    |    3    |   4    |   5    |   6    |   7    |   8    |   9    |   10   |   11   |   12   |   13
___________________________|________|_________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________
           Total           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over .............. |199,721 |   6,709 |  6,346 | 18,793 |  2,964 | 66,054 | 39,087 | 14,114 | 31,256 |  9,836 |  2,514 |  2,049
  18 and 19 years old .....|  7,909 |      71 |    122 |  2,887 |    422 |  2,262 |  2,108 |     22 |     13 |      2 |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......| 18,058 |     274 |    190 |  1,707 |    297 |  5,857 |  6,878 |  1,018 |  1,747 |     67 |     12 |     10
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
  25 years old and over ...|173,754 |   6,363 |  6,034 | 14,198 |  2,245 | 57,935 | 30,102 | 13,074 | 29,495 |  9,767 |  2,502 |  2,039
    25 to 29 years old ....| 18,639 |     389 |    258 |  1,412 |    218 |  5,545 |  3,918 |  1,642 |  4,245 |    748 |    171 |     93
    30 to 34 years old ....| 19,835 |     480 |    294 |  1,336 |    330 |  6,281 |  3,638 |  1,694 |  4,269 |  1,090 |    274 |    150
    35 to 39 years old ....| 22,529 |     558 |    314 |  1,598 |    317 |  7,782 |  3,885 |  2,004 |  4,348 |  1,195 |    318 |    211
    40 to 49 years old ....| 41,381 |   1,098 |    643 |  2,476 |    427 | 13,534 |  7,568 |  3,861 |  7,631 |  2,833 |    697 |    611
    50 to 59 years old ....| 28,667 |     910 |    740 |  2,167 |    309 |  9,588 |  5,063 |  2,040 |  4,610 |  2,216 |    516 |    509
    60 to 64 years old ....| 10,308 |     501 |    496 |  1,068 |    151 |  3,912 |  1,604 |    479 |  1,240 |    581 |    128 |    148
    65 years old and over .| 32,394 |   2,427 |  3,290 |  4,141 |    492 | 11,293 |  4,426 |  1,353 |  3,152 |  1,105 |    397 |    317
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           Males           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over ...............| 95,854 |   3,364 |  3,023 |  9,081 |  1,558 | 30,577 | 18,449 |  6,302 | 15,486 |  4,846 |  1,705 |  1,463
  18 and 19 years old .....|  4,000 |      54 |     82 |  1,579 |    232 |  1,121 |    922 |      1 |      7 |      2 |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......|  8,937 |     171 |     91 |    888 |    205 |  3,088 |  3,326 |    459 |    671 |     33 |      5 |    ---
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
  25 years old and over ...| 82,917 |   3,139 |  2,850 |  6,614 |  1,122 | 26,368 | 14,201 |  5,841 | 14,808 |  4,811 |  1,700 |  1,463
    25 to 29 years old ....|  9,157 |     243 |    139 |    770 |    125 |  2,872 |  1,774 |    777 |  2,026 |    301 |     81 |     49
    30 to 34 years old ....|  9,767 |     255 |    136 |    640 |    189 |  3,242 |  1,739 |    762 |  2,027 |    525 |    134 |    117
    35 to 39 years old ....| 11,189 |     316 |    173 |    870 |    193 |  4,061 |  1,762 |    824 |  2,036 |    619 |    191 |    145
    40 to 49 years old ....| 20,323 |     560 |    298 |  1,225 |    229 |  6,379 |  3,740 |  1,850 |  3,854 |  1,322 |    455 |    410
    50 to 59 years old ....| 13,828 |     458 |    370 |  1,030 |    130 |  4,093 |  2,411 |    910 |  2,497 |  1,165 |    412 |    352
    60 to 64 years old ....|  4,927 |     259 |    265 |    495 |     76 |  1,621 |    787 |    225 |    644 |    322 |    109 |    123
    65 years old and over .| 13,727 |   1,049 |  1,470 |  1,584 |    180 |  4,101 |  1,988 |    493 |  1,724 |    558 |    316 |    266
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
          Females          |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over ...............|103,868 |   3,344 |  3,322 |  9,712 |  1,406 | 35,477 | 20,639 |  7,813 | 15,769 |  4,990 |    809 |    587
  18 and 19 years old .....|  3,909 |      17 |     40 |  1,308 |    191 |  1,141 |  1,185 |     21 |      6 |    --- |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......|  9,121 |     103 |     99 |    819 |     92 |  2,769 |  3,552 |    559 |  1,076 |     35 |      7 |     10
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
  25 years old and over ...| 90,837 |   3,224 |  3,184 |  7,584 |  1,123 | 31,566 | 15,901 |  7,233 | 14,687 |  4,955 |    802 |    577
    25 to 29 years old ....|  9,482 |     146 |    119 |    643 |     92 |  2,673 |  2,144 |    865 |  2,219 |    447 |     90 |     44
    30 to 34 years old ....| 10,069 |     225 |    157 |    696 |    140 |  3,039 |  1,899 |    932 |  2,242 |    564 |    140 |     33
    35 to 39 years old ....| 11,340 |     242 |    142 |    728 |    124 |  3,722 |  2,122 |  1,180 |  2,312 |    576 |    127 |     66
    40 to 49 years old ....| 21,058 |     538 |    345 |  1,251 |    198 |  7,155 |  3,828 |  2,011 |  3,777 |  1,512 |    242 |    201
    50 to 59 years old ....| 14,839 |     452 |    370 |  1,137 |    180 |  5,495 |  2,652 |  1,129 |  2,113 |  1,050 |    103 |    157
    60 to 64 years old ....|  5,381 |     242 |    231 |    573 |     76 |  2,291 |    817 |    254 |    595 |    260 |     19 |     25
    65 years old and over .| 18,667 |   1,379 |  1,820 |  2,557 |    313 |  7,193 |  2,438 |    860 |  1,429 |    547 |     81 |     51
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    White, non-Hispanic    |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over ...............|147,400 |   1,805 |  4,175 | 11,593 |  1,575 | 50,077 | 29,263 | 11,324 | 25,590 |  8,167 |  2,112 |  1,718
  18 and 19 years old .....|  5,187 |      15 |     43 |  1,810 |    211 |  1,573 |  1,509 |     20 |      5 |      2 |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......| 11,801 |      21 |     72 |    810 |    123 |  3,771 |  4,743 |    787 |  1,408 |     43 |     12 |     10
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  25 years old and over ...|130,411 |   1,769 |  4,060 |  8,973 |  1,241 | 44,733 | 23,011 | 10,517 | 24,178 |  8,122 |  2,100 |  1,708
    25 to 29 years old ....| 12,292 |      26 |    113 |    639 |     80 |  3,581 |  2,550 |  1,179 |  3,356 |    569 |    127 |     74
    30 to 34 years old ....| 13,347 |      45 |    114 |    586 |    142 |  4,308 |  2,392 |  1,280 |  3,341 |    811 |    212 |    115
    35 to 39 years old ....| 16,149 |      44 |    140 |    915 |    140 |  5,691 |  2,784 |  1,566 |  3,459 |    988 |    261 |    161
    40 to 49 years old ....| 30,944 |     183 |    324 |  1,391 |    235 | 10,190 |  5,773 |  3,176 |  6,251 |  2,358 |    569 |    495
    50 to 59 years old ....| 22,332 |     221 |    409 |  1,387 |    170 |  7,660 |  4,139 |  1,701 |  3,867 |  1,878 |    459 |    443
    60 to 64 years old ....|  8,229 |     175 |    326 |    709 |    101 |  3,304 |  1,372 |    419 |  1,062 |    516 |    115 |    130
    65 years old and over .| 27,118 |   1,076 |  2,635 |  3,346 |    373 | 10,001 |  4,001 |  1,196 |  2,841 |  1,001 |    358 |    291
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    Black, non-Hispanic    |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over ...............| 22,984 |     744 |    762 |  3,300 |    569 |  8,235 |  4,980 |  1,329 |  2,182 |    714 |    110 |     59
  18 and 19 years old .....|  1,150 |       3 |     31 |    486 |     72 |    311 |    244 |    --- |      3 |    --- |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......|  2,572 |     --- |     41 |    333 |     52 |    996 |    989 |     87 |     75 |    --- |    --- |    ---
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  25 years old and over ...| 19,261 |     741 |    689 |  2,481 |    445 |  6,928 |  3,747 |  1,242 |  2,104 |    714 |    110 |     59
    25 to 29 years old ....|  2,542 |      14 |      5 |    227 |     41 |    952 |    693 |    229 |    322 |     51 |      5 |      3
    30 to 34 years old ....|  2,547 |      17 |     28 |    236 |     68 |    967 |    611 |    182 |    340 |     86 |      9 |      3
    35 to 39 years old ....|  2,799 |       7 |     20 |    271 |    100 |  1,099 |    576 |    228 |    400 |     69 |     18 |     11
    40 to 49 years old ....|  4,847 |      67 |     54 |    568 |     79 |  1,851 |    991 |    326 |    613 |    221 |     55 |     22
    50 to 59 years old ....|  2,809 |      82 |     98 |    424 |     56 |  1,035 |    501 |    169 |    234 |    184 |     12 |     13
    60 to 64 years old ....|  1,026 |      68 |     80 |    231 |     35 |    320 |    135 |     29 |     89 |     35 |      3 |      1
    65 years old and over .|  2,691 |     487 |    404 |    524 |     65 |    704 |    239 |     79 |    106 |     68 |      9 |      6
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
         Hispanic          |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
                           |        |         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |
18 and over ...............| 20,363 |   3,744 |  1,237 |  3,184 |    675 |  5,593 |  3,163 |    872 |  1,387 |    319 |    111 |     79
  18 and 19 years old .....|  1,205 |      54 |     46 |    472 |    123 |    282 |    226 |      2 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    ---
  20 to 24 years old ......|  2,734 |     245 |     76 |    510 |    110 |    893 |    698 |     92 |    103 |      7 |    --- |    ---
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  25 years old and over ...| 16,425 |   3,445 |  1,115 |  2,202 |    442 |  4,418 |  2,239 |    778 |  1,284 |    312 |    111 |     79
    25 to 29 years old ....|  2,703 |     345 |    131 |    474 |     88 |    823 |    452 |    150 |    201 |     23 |     14 |      3
    30 to 34 years old ....|  2,828 |     398 |    144 |    429 |    101 |    781 |    459 |    157 |    265 |     57 |     25 |     12
    35 to 39 years old ....|  2,554 |     462 |    141 |    363 |     63 |    742 |    362 |    144 |    217 |     40 |     11 |      8
    40 to 49 years old ....|  3,665 |     772 |    228 |    414 |     86 |    976 |    529 |    185 |    299 |    111 |     37 |     27
    50 to 59 years old ....|  2,254 |     518 |    205 |    250 |     49 |    591 |    266 |     89 |    203 |     53 |     16 |     16
    60 to 64 years old ....|    725 |     226 |     69 |     94 |     10 |    201 |     59 |     11 |     35 |     12 |      1 |      5
    65 years old and over .|  1,696 |     724 |    197 |    179 |     45 |    304 |    112 |     41 |     64 |     16 |      7 |      7
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NOTE: Total population is civilian noninstitutional population. Data are based on a sample survey of the noninstitutional population. Although cells with fewer than 75,000 people are subject to relatively wide sampling variation, they are included in the table to permit various types of aggregations. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, unpublished data. (This table was prepared July 2000.)

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