Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Table 9. Number of persons age 18 and over, by highest level of education attained, age, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2005

[In thousands]
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                            |       |  Elementary |        High school       |                    College
                            |       |_____________|__________________________|_________________________________________________________
                            |       |  Less|      |      |     |             |       |  Asso-|             |             |Profes-|
                            |       |than 7|7 or 8|1 to 3|    4|             |   Some|ciate's|   Bachelor's|     Master's| sional| Doc-
Age, sex, and race/ethnicity| Total | years| years| years|years|   Completion|college| degree|       degree|       degree| degree|tor's
____________________________|_______|______|______|______|_____|_____________|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|_____
1                           |      2|     3|     4|     5|    6|            7|      8|      9|           10|           11|     12|   13
____________________________|_______|______|______|______|_____|_____________|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|_____
Total                       |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................|217,334| 7,105| 5,619|18,206|3,220|69,308(244.1)| 41,647| 17,587|36,456(193.2)|12,902(121.4)|  2,936|2,347
  18 and 19 years old ......|  7,570|    74|    99| 2,626|  431| 2,151 (50.7)|  2,131|     42|    14  (4.1)|    #    (†) |      2|   #
  20 to 24 years old .......| 20,402|   334|   280| 1,877|  389| 6,240 (85.6)|  7,717|  1,241| 2,223 (51.5)|    86 (10.2)|     10|    5
  25 years old and over ....|189,362| 6,697| 5,240|13,703|2,400|60,917(234.3)| 31,798| 16,303|34,219(188.2)|12,816(121.0)|  2,925|2,343
    25 to 29 years old .....| 19,499|   553|   322| 1,476|  355| 5,734 (82.2)|  3,814|  1,665| 4,372 (72.0)|   907 (33.0)|    222|   79
    30 to 34 years old .....| 19,808|   604|   307| 1,322|  277| 5,568 (81.0)|  3,550|  1,859| 4,423 (72.4)| 1,441 (41.6)|    280|  178
    35 to 39 years old .....| 20,651|   636|   307| 1,242|  271| 6,374 (86.5)|  3,452|  1,964| 4,297 (71.3)| 1,461 (41.8)|    378|  270
    40 to 49 years old .....| 44,933| 1,207|   656| 2,657|  505|14,633(128.8)|  7,760|  4,602| 8,599(100.0)| 3,028 (60.1)|    754|  530
    50 to 59 years old .....| 36,489| 1,071|   730| 2,021|  355|11,363(114.3)|  6,406|  3,451| 6,531 (87.5)| 3,307 (62.7)|    627|  627
    60 to 64 years old .....| 12,769|   431|   391|   997|  165| 4,443 (72.5)|  2,016|    960| 1,962 (48.4)|   982 (34.3)|    173|  250
    65 years old and over ..| 35,213| 2,194| 2,527| 3,989|  474|12,801(120.9)|  4,800|  1,802| 4,036 (69.2)| 1,691 (45.0)|    491|  409
                            |=======|======|======|======|=====|=============|=======|=======|=============|=============|=======|=====
Males                       |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................|104,945| 3,671| 2,735| 9,012|1,665|33,779(187.2)| 19,433|  7,484|17,534(140.0)| 6,145 (85.0)|  1,899|1,589
  18 and 19 years old ......|  3,760|    56|    68| 1,423|  230| 1,054 (35.6)|    906|     18|     3  (2.0)|    #    (†) |      2|   #
  20 to 24 years old .......| 10,288|   205|   165|   995|  240| 3,551 (65.0)|  3,659|    541|   903 (32.9)|    22  (5.1)|      3|    5
  25 years old and over ....| 90,896| 3,410| 2,502| 6,594|1,195|29,173(175.9)| 14,869|  6,925|16,628(136.6)| 6,123 (84.8)|  1,894|1,584
    25 to 29 years old .....|  9,825|   328|   180|   753|  218| 3,223 (61.9)|  1,853|    781| 1,983 (48.7)|   353 (20.6)|    122|   30
    30 to 34 years old .....|  9,851|   324|   173|   700|  162| 3,013 (59.9)|  1,731|    839| 2,048 (49.5)|   608 (27.0)|    152|  100
    35 to 39 years old .....| 10,264|   353|   175|   690|  144| 3,397 (63.6)|  1,624|    838| 2,031 (49.3)|   654 (28.1)|    213|  146
    40 to 49 years old .....| 22,139|   658|   359| 1,423|  270| 7,622 (94.3)|  3,597|  1,911| 4,005 (68.9)| 1,491 (42.3)|    467|  337
    50 to 59 years old .....| 17,624|   556|   372|   930|  167| 5,245 (78.7)|  3,028|  1,493| 3,377 (63.4)| 1,585 (43.6)|    432|  438
    60 to 64 years old .....|  6,044|   254|   178|   462|   70| 1,876 (47.4)|    910|    400| 1,049 (35.5)|   528 (25.2)|    131|  187
    65 years old and over ..| 15,151|   938| 1,065| 1,638|  165| 4,797 (75.3)|  2,125|    663| 2,134 (50.5)|   904 (32.9)|    376|  345
                            |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
Females                     |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................|112,389| 3,434| 2,884| 9,194|1,555|35,530(191.1)| 22,213| 10,103|18,922(145.0)| 6,757 (89.0)|  1,037|  759
  18 and 19 years old ......|  3,810|    18|    31| 1,202|  201| 1,097 (36.3)|  1,225|     24|    11  (3.6)|    #    (†) |     # |   #
  20 to 24 years old .......| 10,114|   129|   115|   882|  149| 2,690 (56.6)|  4,059|    700| 1,320 (39.8)|    64  (8.8)|      7|   #
  25 years old and over ....| 98,465| 3,287| 2,739| 7,110|1,205|31,743(182.3)| 16,929|  9,379|17,591(140.2)| 6,693 (88.6)|  1,031|  759
    25 to 29 years old .....|  9,674|   225|   142|   723|  136| 2,510 (54.7)|  1,961|    885| 2,389 (53.4)|   554 (25.8)|    100|   49
    30 to 34 years old .....|  9,957|   280|   134|   622|  114| 2,556 (55.2)|  1,819|  1,019| 2,374 (53.2)|   833 (31.6)|    127|   78
    35 to 39 years old .....| 10,387|   284|   132|   552|  127| 2,977 (59.5)|  1,827|  1,126| 2,266 (52.0)|   806 (31.1)|    165|  124
    40 to 49 years old .....| 22,794|   550|   298| 1,235|  235| 7,011 (90.6)|  4,162|  2,692| 4,594 (73.7)| 1,537 (42.9)|    288|  192
    50 to 59 years old .....| 18,865|   515|   358| 1,091|  189| 6,119 (84.8)|  3,379|  1,958| 3,153 (61.3)| 1,721 (45.4)|    195|  188
    60 to 64 years old .....|  6,724|   177|   212|   535|   95| 2,567 (55.3)|  1,106|    559|   913 (33.1)|   454 (23.4)|     42|   63
    65 years old and over ..| 20,063| 1,256| 1,461| 2,351|  308| 8,004 (96.6)|  2,675|  1,139| 1,902 (47.7)|   788 (30.8)|    114|   64
                            |=======|======|======|======|=====|=============|=======|=======|=============|=============|=======|=====
White, non-Hispanic         |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................|152,059| 1,392| 3,180|10,159|1,550|49,388(217.6)| 30,035| 13,402|28,334(173.7)|10,395(109.5)|  2,351|1,875
  18 and 19 years old ......|  4,723|    10|    41| 1,584|  233| 1,360 (40.4)|  1,461|     24|     9  (3.2)|    #    (†) |      2|   #
  20 to 24 years old .......| 12,621|    18|   105|   787|  151| 3,683 (66.1)|  5,189|    888| 1,735 (45.6)|    53  (8.0)|      8|    5
  25 years old and over ....|134,715| 1,363| 3,034| 7,788|1,166|44,346(208.9)| 23,386| 12,490|26,590(168.9)|10,342(109.3)|  2,341|1,870
    25 to 29 years old .....| 11,616|    48|    86|   593|  112| 3,309 (62.7)|  2,404|  1,097| 3,110 (60.8)|   648 (27.9)|    145|   62
    30 to 34 years old .....| 12,053|    44|    84|   481|   85| 3,351 (63.1)|  2,227|  1,284| 3,151 (61.2)| 1,025 (35.1)|    200|  122
    35 to 39 years old .....| 13,333|    43|    82|   555|  109| 4,143 (70.1)|  2,291|  1,436| 3,126 (61.0)| 1,061 (35.7)|    297|  189
    40 to 49 years old .....| 31,593|   136|   277| 1,364|  219|10,306(109.1)|  5,557|  3,591| 6,705 (88.7)| 2,427 (53.8)|    601|  410
    50 to 59 years old .....| 27,539|   191|   374| 1,165|  197| 8,542 (99.7)|  5,047|  2,793| 5,331 (79.3)| 2,853 (58.3)|    530|  518
    60 to 64 years old .....|  9,945|   111|   234|   639|  103| 3,561 (65.0)|  1,659|    760| 1,656 (44.5)|   856 (32.1)|    153|  212
    65 years old and over ..| 28,636|   790| 1,897| 2,992|  340|11,133(113.2)|  4,200|  1,529| 3,511 (64.6)| 1,472 (42.0)|    415|  357
                            |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
Black, non-Hispanic         |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................| 24,389|   598|   542| 3,075|  585| 8,962 (99.5)|  5,034|  1,778| 2,742 (59.4)|   836 (33.5)|    138|   98
  18 and 19 years old ......|  1,082|     0|    14|   428|   62|   328 (21.1)|    240|      6|     4  (2.4)|    #    (†) |     # |   #
  20 to 24 years old .......|  2,732|    11|    24|   369|   84|   957 (35.8)|    988|    123|   167 (15.1)|     7  (3.2)|     # |   #
  25 years old and over ....| 20,575|   586|   505| 2,278|  440| 7,676 (93.6)|  3,806|  1,649| 2,571 (57.6)|   828 (33.3)|    138|   98
    25 to 29 years old .....|  2,480|    19|    14|   227|   63|   940 (35.5)|    558|    224|   369 (22.4)|    57  (8.8)|      9|   #
    30 to 34 years old .....|  2,418|    13|    14|   157|   42|   859 (33.9)|    596|    223|   382 (22.7)|   104 (11.9)|     20|    7
    35 to 39 years old .....|  2,485|    24|    12|   190|   55| 1,016 (36.8)|    460|    212|   380 (22.7)|   105 (12.0)|     18|   13
    40 to 49 years old .....|  5,296|    46|    39|   492|  103| 2,128 (52.6)|  1,054|    436|   731 (31.3)|   202 (16.6)|     35|   30
    50 to 59 years old .....|  3,795|    92|    82|   398|   75| 1,436 (43.6)|    674|    339|   431 (24.1)|   210 (16.9)|     28|   30
    60 to 64 years old .....|  1,208|    41|    48|   193|   33|   477 (25.4)|    172|     88|    93 (11.3)|    50  (8.2)|      2|   10
    65 years old and over ..|  2,893|   350|   295|   620|   70|   820 (33.2)|    292|    128|   184 (15.8)|   100 (11.7)|     26|    7
                            |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
Hispanic                    |       |      |      |      |     |             |       |       |             |             |       |
18 and over ................| 27,509| 4,590| 1,618| 4,175|  852| 7,849 (73.8)|  4,175|  1,407| 2,045 (42.0)|   553 (22.4)|    150|   95
  18 and 19 years old ......|  1,283|    61|    44|   464|   93|   358 (18.1)|    253|     10|     1  (1.1)|    #    (†) |     # |   #
  20 to 24 years old .......|  3,675|   302|   141|   634|  129| 1,264 (33.4)|    915|    145|   139 (11.3)|     7  (2.5)|     # |   #
  25 years old and over ....| 22,551| 4,227| 1,433| 3,077|  630| 6,228 (67.9)|  3,006|  1,252| 1,904 (40.6)|   546 (22.3)|    150|   95
    25 to 29 years old .....|  3,948|   476|   206|   607|  161| 1,205 (32.7)|    608|    244|   360 (18.1)|    52  (6.9)|     19|   10
    30 to 34 years old .....|  3,688|   535|   194|   620|  127| 1,064 (30.8)|    507|    223|   317 (17.0)|    77  (8.4)|     19|    6
    35 to 39 years old .....|  3,298|   542|   198|   452|  100|   924 (28.8)|    471|    179|   323 (17.2)|    81  (8.6)|     17|   12
    40 to 49 years old .....|  5,314|   958|   292|   658|  148| 1,473 (36.0)|    735|    335|   491 (21.1)|   155 (11.9)|     49|   20
    50 to 59 years old .....|  3,135|   692|   210|   359|   52|   849 (27.6)|    415|    138|   265 (15.6)|   108 (10.0)|     19|   28
    60 to 64 years old .....|    973|   234|    88|   121|   16|   251 (15.2)|    121|     60|    46  (6.5)|    26  (4.9)|      7|    3
    65 years old and over ..|  2,194|   791|   245|   260|   27|   461 (20.5)|    149|     74|   103  (9.7)|    47  (6.6)|     21|   15
____________________________|_______|______|______|______|_____|_____________|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|______
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Although cells with fewer than 75,000 weighted persons 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 because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 2005, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared September 2005.)

Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education