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Table 8. Percentage of persons age 25 and over and of persons 25 to 29 years old with high school completion or higher and a bachelor's or higher degree, by race/ethnicity and sex: Selected years, 1910 through 2011
Age, year, and sex Total White1 Black1 Hispanic Asian2
High school completion or higher3 Bachelor's or higher degree4 High school completion or higher3 Bachelor's or higher degree4 High school completion or higher3 Bachelor's or higher degree4 High school completion or higher3 Bachelor's or higher degree4 High school completion or higher3 Bachelor's or higher degree4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total,                                        
25 and over                                        
19105 13.5 (—) 2.7 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
19205 16.4 (—) 3.3 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
19305 19.1 (—) 3.9 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1940 24.5 (—) 4.6 (—) 26.1 (—) 4.9 (—) 7.7 (—) 1.3 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1950 34.3 (—) 6.2 (—) 36.4 (—) 6.6 (—) 13.7 (—) 2.2 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                         
April 1960 41.1 (—) 7.7 (—) 43.2 (—) 8.1 (—) 21.7 (—) 3.5 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1970 55.2 (—) 11.0 (—) 57.4 (—) 11.6 (—) 36.1 (—) 6.1 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1975 62.5 (—) 13.9 (—) 65.8 (—) 14.9 (—) 42.6 (—) 6.4 (—) 38.5 (—) 6.6 (—) (†) (†)
March 1980 68.6 (0.20) 17.0 (0.16) 71.9 (0.21) 18.4 (0.18) 51.4 (0.81) 7.9 (0.44) 44.5 (1.18) 7.6 (0.63) (†) (†)
March 1985 73.9 (0.18) 19.4 (0.16) 77.5 (0.19) 20.8 (0.19) 59.9 (0.74) 11.1 (0.47) 47.9 (0.99) 8.5 (0.55) (†) (†)
                                         
March 1986 74.7 (0.18) 19.4 (0.16) 78.2 (0.19) 20.9 (0.19) 62.5 (0.72) 10.9 (0.47) 48.5 (0.96) 8.4 (0.53) (†) (†)
March 1987 75.6 (0.17) 19.9 (0.16) 79.0 (0.18) 21.4 (0.19) 63.6 (0.71) 10.8 (0.46) 50.9 (0.94) 8.6 (0.53) (†) (†)
March 1988 76.2 (0.17) 20.3 (0.16) 79.8 (0.18) 21.8 (0.19) 63.5 (0.70) 11.2 (0.46) 51.0 (0.92) 10.0 (0.55) (†) (†)
March 1989 76.9 (0.17) 21.1 (0.16) 80.7 (0.18) 22.8 (0.19) 64.7 (0.69) 11.7 (0.46) 50.9 (0.89) 9.9 (0.53) 82.3 (1.17) 41.5 (1.51)
March 1990 77.6 (0.17) 21.3 (0.16) 81.4 (0.17) 23.1 (0.19) 66.2 (0.67) 11.3 (0.45) 50.8 (0.88) 9.2 (0.51) 84.2 (1.09) 41.7 (1.47)
                                         
March 1991 78.4 (0.16) 21.4 (0.16) 82.4 (0.17) 23.3 (0.19) 66.8 (0.66) 11.5 (0.45) 51.3 (0.86) 9.7 (0.51) 84.2 (1.05) 40.3 (1.42)
March 1992 79.4 (0.16) 21.4 (0.16) 83.4 (0.16) 23.2 (0.19) 67.7 (0.65) 11.9 (0.45) 52.6 (0.85) 9.3 (0.49) 83.7 (1.02) 39.3 (1.35)
March 1993 80.2 (0.16) 21.9 (0.16) 84.1 (0.16) 23.8 (0.19) 70.5 (0.63) 12.2 (0.45) 53.1 (0.83) 9.0 (0.48) 84.2 (1.00) 42.1 (1.35)
March 1994 80.9 (0.15) 22.2 (0.16) 84.9 (0.16) 24.3 (0.19) 73.0 (0.61) 12.9 (0.46) 53.3 (0.78) 9.1 (0.45) 84.8 (0.98) 41.3 (1.34)
March 1995 81.7 (0.15) 23.0 (0.16) 85.9 (0.16) 25.4 (0.19) 73.8 (0.61) 13.3 (0.47) 53.4 (0.78) 9.3 (0.45) 83.8 (1.06) 38.5 (1.40)
                                         
March 1996 81.7 (0.16) 23.6 (0.17) 86.0 (0.16) 25.9 (0.20) 74.6 (0.53) 13.8 (0.42) 53.1 (0.68) 9.3 (0.40) 83.5 (0.82) 42.3 (1.09)
March 1997 82.1 (0.14) 23.9 (0.16) 86.3 (0.15) 26.2 (0.19) 75.3 (0.52) 13.3 (0.41) 54.7 (0.54) 10.3 (0.33) 85.2 (0.75) 42.6 (1.04)
March 1998 82.8 (0.14) 24.4 (0.16) 87.1 (0.14) 26.6 (0.19) 76.4 (0.50) 14.8 (0.42) 55.5 (0.53) 11.0 (0.33) 84.9 (0.74) 42.3 (1.02)
March 1999 83.4 (0.14) 25.2 (0.16) 87.7 (0.14) 27.7 (0.19) 77.4 (0.49) 15.5 (0.43) 56.1 (0.52) 10.9 (0.33) 84.7 (0.73) 42.4 (1.01)
March 2000 84.1 (0.13) 25.6 (0.16) 88.4 (0.14) 28.1 (0.19) 78.9 (0.48) 16.6 (0.44) 57.0 (0.51) 10.6 (0.32) 85.7 (0.71) 44.4 (1.00)
                                         
March 2001 84.3 (0.13) 26.1 (0.16) 88.7 (0.13) 28.6 (0.19) 79.5 (0.47) 16.1 (0.43) 56.5 (0.50) 11.2 (0.32) 87.8 (0.60) 48.0 (0.92)
March 2002 84.1 (0.09) 26.7 (0.11) 88.7 (0.10) 29.4 (0.14) 79.2 (0.34) 17.2 (0.31) 57.0 (0.34) 11.1 (0.21) 87.7 (0.44) 47.7 (0.66)
March 2003 84.6 (0.09) 27.2 (0.11) 89.4 (0.09) 30.0 (0.14) 80.3 (0.33) 17.4 (0.31) 57.0 (0.33) 11.4 (0.21) 87.8 (0.44) 50.0 (0.67)
March 2004 85.2 (0.09) 27.7 (0.11) 90.0 (0.09) 30.6 (0.14) 81.1 (0.32) 17.7 (0.31) 58.4 (0.32) 12.1 (0.21) 86.9 (0.44) 49.7 (0.66)
March 20056 85.2 (0.14) 27.7 (0.23) 90.1 (0.16) 30.6 (0.29) 81.4 (0.44) 17.6 (0.45) 58.5 (0.53) 12.0 (0.31) 87.7 (0.62) 50.4 (0.93)
                                         
March 20066 85.5 (0.15) 28.0 (0.20) 90.5 (0.15) 31.0 (0.25) 81.2 (0.43) 18.6 (0.47) 59.3 (0.58) 12.4 (0.32) 87.5 (0.71) 50.0 (1.06)
March 20076 85.7 (0.15) 28.7 (0.21) 90.6 (0.15) 31.8 (0.27) 82.8 (0.39) 18.7 (0.51) 60.3 (0.56) 12.7 (0.31) 87.9 (0.81) 52.5 (1.03)
March 20086 86.6 (0.15) 29.4 (0.21) 91.5 (0.15) 32.6 (0.26) 83.3 (0.40) 19.7 (0.51) 62.3 (0.58) 13.3 (0.29) 88.8 (0.64) 52.9 (0.97)
March 20096 86.7 (0.15) 29.5 (0.21) 91.6 (0.15) 32.9 (0.26) 84.2 (0.44) 19.4 (0.45) 61.9 (0.56) 13.2 (0.34) 88.3 (0.63) 52.8 (0.95)
March 20106 87.1 (0.13) 29.9 (0.19) 92.1 (0.14) 33.2 (0.24) 84.7 (0.41) 20.0 (0.51) 62.9 (0.53) 13.9 (0.31) 89.1 (0.68) 52.8 (1.09)
March 20116 87.6 (0.13) 30.4 (0.19) 92.4 (0.14) 34.0 (0.24) 84.8 (0.41) 20.2 (0.50) 64.3 (0.54) 14.1 (0.34) 88.7 (0.57) 50.8 (0.96)
                                         
Total,                                        
25 to 29                                        
19205 (†) (†) 22.0 (—) 4.5 (—) 6.3 (—) 1.2 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1940 38.1 (—) 5.9 (—) 41.2 (—) 6.4 (—) 12.3 (—) 1.6 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1950 52.8 (—) 7.7 (—) 56.3 (—) 8.2 (—) 23.6 (—) 2.8 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1960 60.7 (—) 11.0 (—) 63.7 (—) 11.8 (—) 38.6 (—) 5.4 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1970 75.4 (—) 16.4 (—) 77.8 (—) 17.3 (—) 58.4 (—) 10.0 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1975 83.1 (—) 21.9 (—) 86.6 (—) 23.8 (—) 71.1 (—) 10.5 (—) 53.1 (—) 8.8 (—) (†) (†)
March 1980 85.4 (0.40) 22.5 (0.47) 89.2 (0.40) 25.0 (0.55) 76.7 (1.64) 11.6 (1.24) 58.0 (2.59) 7.7 (1.39) (†) (†)
March 1985 86.1 (0.37) 22.2 (0.45) 89.5 (0.38) 24.4 (0.53) 80.5 (1.42) 11.6 (1.15) 60.9 (2.17) 11.1 (1.39) (†) (†)
                                         
March 1986 86.1 (0.37) 22.4 (0.45) 89.6 (0.37) 25.2 (0.53) 83.5 (1.32) 11.8 (1.15) 59.1 (2.07) 9.0 (1.21) (†) (†)
March 1987 86.0 (0.37) 22.0 (0.44) 89.4 (0.38) 24.6 (0.53) 83.4 (1.32) 11.5 (1.13) 59.8 (2.04) 8.7 (1.17) (†) (†)
March 1988 85.9 (0.37) 22.7 (0.45) 89.7 (0.38) 25.1 (0.54) 80.9 (1.39) 12.0 (1.15) 62.3 (1.96) 11.3 (1.28) (†) (†)
March 1989 85.5 (0.38) 23.4 (0.45) 89.3 (0.38) 26.3 (0.55) 82.3 (1.35) 12.6 (1.17) 61.0 (1.92) 10.1 (1.19) 89.7 (2.31) 45.1 (3.77)
March 1990 85.7 (0.38) 23.2 (0.46) 90.1 (0.37) 26.4 (0.55) 81.7 (1.37) 13.4 (1.20) 58.2 (1.94) 8.1 (1.07) 91.5 (2.09) 43.0 (3.71)
                                         
March 1991 85.4 (0.39) 23.2 (0.46) 89.8 (0.39) 26.7 (0.56) 81.8 (1.36) 11.0 (1.10) 56.7 (1.96) 9.2 (1.15) 92.5 (2.00) 41.6 (3.74)
March 1992 86.3 (0.38) 23.6 (0.47) 90.7 (0.38) 27.2 (0.58) 80.9 (1.41) 11.0 (1.12) 60.9 (1.93) 9.5 (1.16) 95.7 (1.53) 44.6 (3.77)
March 1993 86.7 (0.38) 23.7 (0.48) 91.2 (0.37) 27.2 (0.59) 82.6 (1.36) 13.3 (1.22) 60.9 (1.90) 8.3 (1.08) 94.4 (1.69) 44.6 (3.67)
March 1994 86.1 (0.39) 23.3 (0.47) 91.1 (0.38) 27.1 (0.60) 84.1 (1.31) 13.6 (1.23) 60.3 (1.75) 8.0 (0.97) 92.2 (1.92) 45.9 (3.58)
March 1995 86.8 (0.39) 24.7 (0.49) 92.5 (0.36) 28.8 (0.62) 86.7 (1.23) 15.4 (1.31) 57.1 (1.80) 8.9 (1.04) 90.8 (2.26) 43.1 (3.87)
                                         
March 1996 87.3 (0.40) 27.1 (0.53) 92.6 (0.38) 31.6 (0.67) 86.0 (1.14) 14.6 (1.16) 61.1 (1.58) 10.0 (0.97) 90.0 (1.68) 49.9 (2.80)
March 1997 87.4 (0.37) 27.8 (0.50) 92.9 (0.35) 32.6 (0.63) 86.9 (1.10) 14.2 (1.14) 61.8 (1.24) 11.0 (0.80) 90.6 (1.60) 51.2 (2.74)
March 1998 88.1 (0.36) 27.3 (0.50) 93.6 (0.34) 32.3 (0.64) 88.2 (1.04) 15.8 (1.18) 62.8 (1.23) 10.4 (0.78) 90.5 (1.60) 43.1 (2.70)
March 1999 87.8 (0.37) 28.2 (0.51) 93.0 (0.35) 33.6 (0.66) 88.7 (1.03) 15.0 (1.16) 61.6 (1.26) 8.9 (0.74) 93.4 (1.31) 51.3 (2.65)
March 2000 88.1 (0.37) 29.1 (0.52) 94.0 (0.33) 34.0 (0.67) 86.8 (1.13) 17.8 (1.28) 62.8 (1.22) 9.7 (0.75) 93.7 (1.27) 54.3 (2.60)
                                         
March 2001 87.7 (0.38) 28.6 (0.52) 93.3 (0.36) 33.0 (0.68) 87.0 (1.11) 17.8 (1.27) 63.2 (1.23) 11.1 (0.80) 95.2 (1.06) 54.8 (2.46)
March 2002 86.4 (0.28) 29.3 (0.37) 93.0 (0.26) 35.9 (0.50) 87.6 (0.80) 18.0 (0.94) 62.4 (0.78) 8.9 (0.46) 95.4 (0.76) 55.9 (1.80)
March 2003 86.5 (0.27) 28.4 (0.36) 93.7 (0.25) 34.2 (0.49) 88.5 (0.78) 17.5 (0.93) 61.7 (0.75) 10.0 (0.47) 97.3 (0.60) 62.1 (1.77)
March 2004 86.6 (0.27) 28.7 (0.36) 93.3 (0.26) 34.5 (0.49) 88.7 (0.76) 17.1 (0.90) 62.4 (0.75) 10.9 (0.48) 96.6 (0.67) 62.6 (1.78)
March 20056 86.2 (0.42) 28.8 (0.55) 92.8 (0.39) 34.5 (0.78) 87.0 (1.03) 17.6 (1.21) 63.3 (1.32) 11.2 (0.81) 95.5 (0.92) 62.1 (2.25)
                                         
March 20066 86.4 (0.36) 28.4 (0.52) 93.4 (0.35) 34.3 (0.78) 86.3 (1.09) 18.7 (1.33) 63.2 (1.17) 9.5 (0.66) 96.6 (0.86) 61.9 (2.44)
March 20076 87.0 (0.36) 29.6 (0.54) 93.5 (0.33) 35.5 (0.75) 87.7 (1.16) 19.5 (1.21) 65.0 (1.06) 11.6 (0.61) 97.5 (0.73) 61.5 (2.26)
March 20086 87.8 (0.36) 30.8 (0.51) 93.7 (0.38) 37.1 (0.70) 87.5 (1.29) 20.4 (1.35) 68.3 (1.16) 12.4 (0.69) 95.8 (0.91) 60.2 (2.32)
March 20096 88.6 (0.36) 30.6 (0.57) 94.6 (0.33) 37.2 (0.85) 88.9 (0.98) 18.9 (1.36) 68.9 (1.16) 12.2 (0.80) 95.8 (0.95) 60.3 (2.28)
March 20106 88.8 (0.32) 31.7 (0.51) 94.5 (0.31) 38.6 (0.72) 89.6 (0.93) 19.4 (1.20) 69.4 (1.22) 13.5 (0.80) 94.0 (1.24) 55.8 (2.47)
March 20116 89.0 (0.34) 32.2 (0.62) 94.4 (0.34) 39.2 (0.88) 88.1 (0.98) 20.1 (1.25) 71.5 (1.12) 12.8 (0.73) 95.3 (0.91) 57.2 (2.52)
                                         
Males,                                        
25 and over                                        
April 1940 22.7 (—) 5.5 (—) 24.2 (—) 5.9 (—) 6.9 (—) 1.4 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1950 32.6 (—) 7.3 (—) 34.6 (—) 7.9 (—) 12.6 (—) 2.1 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1960 39.5 (—) 9.7 (—) 41.6 (—) 10.3 (—) 20.0 (—) 3.5 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1970 55.0 (—) 14.1 (—) 57.2 (—) 15.0 (—) 35.4 (—) 6.8 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1980 69.2 (0.30) 20.9 (0.26) 72.4 (0.31) 22.8 (0.29) 51.2 (1.23) 7.7 (0.66) 44.9 (1.74) 9.2 (1.01) (†) (†)
March 1990 77.7 (0.24) 24.4 (0.25) 81.6 (0.25) 26.7 (0.29) 65.8 (1.03) 11.9 (0.70) 50.3 (1.27) 9.8 (0.76) 86.0 (1.49) 45.9 (2.14)
March 1995 81.7 (0.22) 26.0 (0.25) 86.0 (0.22) 28.9 (0.29) 73.5 (0.91) 13.7 (0.71) 52.9 (1.11) 10.1 (0.67) 85.8 (1.46) 42.3 (2.06)
                                         
March 1996 81.9 (0.23) 26.0 (0.26) 86.1 (0.23) 28.8 (0.30) 74.6 (0.80) 12.5 (0.61) 53.0 (0.97) 10.3 (0.59) 86.2 (1.10) 46.9 (1.59)
March 1997 82.0 (0.21) 26.2 (0.24) 86.3 (0.21) 29.0 (0.28) 73.8 (0.79) 12.5 (0.60) 54.9 (0.76) 10.6 (0.47) 87.5 (1.00) 48.0 (1.51)
March 1998 82.8 (0.20) 26.5 (0.24) 87.1 (0.21) 29.3 (0.28) 75.4 (0.77) 14.0 (0.62) 55.7 (0.74) 11.1 (0.47) 87.9 (0.98) 46.0 (1.50)
March 1999 83.4 (0.20) 27.5 (0.24) 87.7 (0.20) 30.6 (0.28) 77.2 (0.74) 14.3 (0.62) 56.0 (0.75) 10.7 (0.46) 86.9 (1.00) 46.3 (1.48)
March 2000 84.2 (0.19) 27.8 (0.24) 88.5 (0.20) 30.8 (0.28) 79.1 (0.72) 16.4 (0.65) 56.6 (0.73) 10.7 (0.45) 88.4 (0.94) 48.1 (1.47)
                                         
March 2001 84.4 (0.19) 28.0 (0.24) 88.6 (0.19) 30.9 (0.28) 80.6 (0.69) 15.9 (0.64) 55.6 (0.72) 11.1 (0.45) 90.6 (0.78) 52.9 (1.33)
March 2002 83.8 (0.14) 28.5 (0.17) 88.5 (0.14) 31.7 (0.20) 79.0 (0.51) 16.5 (0.47) 56.1 (0.48) 11.0 (0.30) 89.8 (0.58) 51.5 (0.96)
March 2003 84.1 (0.13) 28.9 (0.17) 89.0 (0.14) 32.3 (0.20) 79.9 (0.50) 16.8 (0.47) 56.3 (0.46) 11.2 (0.29) 89.8 (0.59) 54.2 (0.98)
March 2004 84.8 (0.13) 29.4 (0.17) 89.9 (0.13) 32.9 (0.20) 80.8 (0.49) 16.6 (0.46) 57.3 (0.45) 11.8 (0.30) 88.8 (0.60) 54.0 (0.95)
March 20056 84.9 (0.19) 28.9 (0.29) 89.9 (0.20) 32.4 (0.37) 81.4 (0.60) 16.0 (0.64) 57.9 (0.69) 11.8 (0.43) 90.5 (0.66) 54.3 (1.13)
                                         
March 20066 85.0 (0.20) 29.2 (0.24) 90.2 (0.21) 32.8 (0.31) 80.7 (0.63) 17.5 (0.63) 58.5 (0.77) 11.9 (0.40) 89.7 (0.86) 53.1 (1.35)
March 20076 85.0 (0.21) 29.5 (0.25) 90.2 (0.22) 33.2 (0.33) 82.5 (0.55) 18.1 (0.62) 58.2 (0.80) 11.8 (0.37) 90.1 (0.82) 55.8 (1.32)
March 20086 85.9 (0.19) 30.1 (0.25) 91.1 (0.20) 33.8 (0.33) 82.1 (0.61) 18.7 (0.67) 60.9 (0.72) 12.6 (0.39) 90.8 (0.69) 56.1 (1.24)
March 20096 86.2 (0.19) 30.1 (0.28) 91.4 (0.20) 33.9 (0.36) 84.2 (0.60) 17.9 (0.57) 60.6 (0.72) 12.5 (0.41) 90.7 (0.68) 56.5 (1.17)
March 20106 86.6 (0.17) 30.3 (0.23) 91.8 (0.19) 34.2 (0.30) 84.2 (0.57) 17.9 (0.59) 61.4 (0.68) 12.9 (0.37) 91.5 (0.79) 56.2 (1.30)
March 20116 87.1 (0.18) 30.8 (0.23) 92.0 (0.17) 35.0 (0.29) 84.2 (0.55) 18.4 (0.64) 63.6 (0.71) 13.1 (0.44) 90.6 (0.69) 54.0 (1.21)
                                         
Females,                                        
25 and over                                        
April 1940 26.3 (—) 3.8 (—) 28.1 (—) 4.0 (—) 8.4 (—) 1.2 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1950 36.0 (—) 5.2 (—) 38.2 (—) 5.4 (—) 14.7 (—) 2.4 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
April 1960 42.5 (—) 5.8 (—) 44.7 (—) 6.0 (—) 23.1 (—) 3.6 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1970 55.4 (—) 8.2 (—) 57.7 (—) 8.6 (—) 36.6 (—) 5.6 (—) (†) (†) (†) (†)
March 1980 68.1 (0.28) 13.6 (0.21) 71.5 (0.30) 14.4 (0.23) 51.5 (1.10) 8.1 (0.60) 44.2 (1.66) 6.2 (0.80) (†) (†)
March 1990 77.5 (0.23) 18.4 (0.22) 81.3 (0.24) 19.8 (0.25) 66.5 (0.92) 10.8 (0.60) 51.3 (1.25) 8.7 (0.70) 82.5 (1.57) 37.8 (2.01)
March 1995 81.6 (0.21) 20.2 (0.22) 85.8 (0.22) 22.1 (0.26) 74.1 (0.81) 13.0 (0.62) 53.8 (1.09) 8.4 (0.61) 81.9 (1.54) 35.0 (1.90)
                                         
March 1996 81.6 (0.22) 21.4 (0.23) 85.9 (0.22) 23.2 (0.27) 74.6 (0.71) 14.8 (0.58) 53.3 (0.97) 8.3 (0.53) 81.0 (1.21) 38.0 (1.50)
March 1997 82.2 (0.20) 21.7 (0.21) 86.3 (0.20) 23.7 (0.25) 76.5 (0.68) 14.0 (0.56) 54.6 (0.76) 10.1 (0.46) 82.9 (1.11) 37.4 (1.43)
March 1998 82.9 (0.19) 22.4 (0.21) 87.1 (0.20) 24.1 (0.25) 77.1 (0.67) 15.4 (0.58) 55.3 (0.75) 10.9 (0.47) 82.3 (1.09) 38.9 (1.39)
March 1999 83.3 (0.19) 23.1 (0.22) 87.6 (0.19) 25.0 (0.26) 77.5 (0.66) 16.5 (0.59) 56.3 (0.73) 11.0 (0.46) 82.8 (1.06) 39.0 (1.37)
March 2000 84.0 (0.19) 23.6 (0.22) 88.4 (0.19) 25.5 (0.26) 78.7 (0.64) 16.8 (0.59) 57.5 (0.71) 10.6 (0.44) 83.4 (1.03) 41.0 (1.37)
                                         
March 2001 84.2 (0.18) 24.3 (0.22) 88.8 (0.19) 26.5 (0.26) 78.6 (0.64) 16.3 (0.58) 57.4 (0.70) 11.3 (0.45) 85.2 (0.91) 43.4 (1.26)
March 2002 84.4 (0.13) 25.1 (0.15) 88.9 (0.13) 27.3 (0.19) 79.4 (0.45) 17.7 (0.42) 57.9 (0.48) 11.2 (0.31) 85.7 (0.64) 44.2 (0.91)
March 2003 85.0 (0.13) 25.7 (0.15) 89.7 (0.13) 27.9 (0.19) 80.7 (0.44) 18.0 (0.43) 57.8 (0.46) 11.6 (0.30) 86.1 (0.64) 46.3 (0.92)
March 2004 85.4 (0.12) 26.1 (0.15) 90.1 (0.12) 28.4 (0.19) 81.2 (0.43) 18.5 (0.43) 59.5 (0.46) 12.3 (0.31) 85.1 (0.64) 45.7 (0.90)
March 20056 85.5 (0.15) 26.5 (0.23) 90.3 (0.18) 28.9 (0.30) 81.5 (0.53) 18.9 (0.51) 59.1 (0.63) 12.1 (0.42) 85.2 (0.78) 46.8 (1.10)
                                         
March 20066 85.9 (0.16) 26.9 (0.22) 90.8 (0.17) 29.3 (0.28) 81.5 (0.51) 19.5 (0.55) 60.1 (0.59) 12.9 (0.39) 85.6 (0.81) 47.3 (1.15)
March 20076 86.4 (0.15) 28.0 (0.23) 91.0 (0.16) 30.6 (0.29) 83.0 (0.49) 19.2 (0.59) 62.5 (0.56) 13.7 (0.44) 86.0 (0.97) 49.5 (1.10)
March 20086 87.2 (0.17) 28.8 (0.24) 91.8 (0.18) 31.5 (0.29) 84.2 (0.49) 20.5 (0.58) 63.7 (0.61) 14.1 (0.37) 87.0 (0.78) 50.1 (1.02)
March 20096 87.1 (0.16) 29.1 (0.21) 91.9 (0.17) 31.9 (0.26) 84.2 (0.48) 20.6 (0.56) 63.3 (0.59) 14.0 (0.41) 86.3 (0.75) 49.7 (1.02)
March 20106 87.6 (0.15) 29.6 (0.21) 92.3 (0.17) 32.4 (0.26) 85.0 (0.46) 21.6 (0.63) 64.4 (0.59) 14.9 (0.42) 87.1 (0.75) 49.9 (1.19)
March 20116 88.0 (0.15) 30.1 (0.22) 92.8 (0.16) 33.1 (0.28) 85.3 (0.50) 21.7 (0.60) 65.1 (0.57) 15.2 (0.43) 87.0 (0.66) 48.0 (1.07)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1Includes persons of Hispanic ethnicity for years prior to 1980.
2Includes Pacific Islanders for years prior to 2003.
3Data for years prior to 1993 are for persons with 4 or more years of high school. Data for later years are for high school completers--i.e., those persons who graduated from high school with a diploma, as well as those who completed high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
4Data for years prior to 1993 are for persons with 4 or more years of college.
5Estimates based on Census Bureau reverse projection of 1940 census data on education by age.
6Beginning in 2005, standard errors were computed using replicate weights, which produced more precise values than the methodology used in prior years. For more information, see Appendix A: Guide to Sources.
NOTE: Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity except where otherwise noted. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, U.S. Census of Population: 1960, Vol. I, Part 1; J.K. Folger and C.B. Nam, Education of the American Population (1960 Census Monograph); Current Population Reports, Series P-20, various years; and Current Population Survey (CPS), March 1970 through March 2011. (This table was prepared September 2011.)

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