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Table 17. Number and percentage of persons age 25 and over in metropolitan areas with populations greater than 1 million, by educational attainment and sex: 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
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 3,499 (224.1) 1,668 (114.9) 1,831 (114.5) 90.0 (1.51) 89.7 (1.95) 90.3 (1.40) 38.4 (2.89) 40.2 (3.51) 36.8 (2.75)
Austin-Round Rock, TX CBSA 1,110 (71.5) 547 (44.5) 563 (46.3) 88.6 (2.82) 86.5 (3.43) 90.7 (2.79) 43.1 (4.03) 41.9 (4.69) 44.3 (4.77)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL CBSA 790 (81.1) 394 (47.3) 396 (38.0) 90.2 (1.58) 88.3 (2.67) 92.0 (1.99) 20.8 (3.37) 19.8 (3.85) 21.7 (3.90)
Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH-CT-ME CSA1 3,765 (102.8) 1,779 (57.9) 1,986 (55.1) 91.8 (1.02) 92.0 (1.20) 91.6 (1.13) 45.9 (1.97) 45.8 (2.30) 46.1 (2.12)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY CBSA 752 (50.1) 371 (31.7) 381 (26.8) 87.1 (2.43) 87.6 (3.00) 86.5 (3.04) 28.8 (4.14) 33.5 (5.21) 24.2 (4.54)
                                     
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC CBSA 1,151 (80.1) 556 (43.8) 595 (41.4) 88.5 (2.29) 87.6 (2.80) 89.3 (2.12) 33.2 (3.46) 37.8 (4.52) 28.9 (3.51)
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 6,334 (222.0) 3,065 (103.2) 3,269 (129.6) 89.5 (0.83) 89.2 (1.04) 89.7 (0.88) 37.2 (1.41) 37.8 (1.83) 36.7 (1.47)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN CBSA1 1,339 (70.3) 609 (35.9) 730 (42.3) 90.2 (1.60) 92.2 (1.73) 88.6 (2.11) 26.1 (2.79) 28.5 (3.62) 24.1 (2.93)
Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 1,813 (79.4) 861 (47.0) 953 (41.6) 92.3 (0.87) 92.8 (1.39) 91.9 (1.37) 28.5 (2.25) 29.6 (2.81) 27.5 (2.59)
Columbus, OH CSA 1,143 (76.5) 528 (39.9) 615 (44.3) 91.9 (1.50) 93.9 (1.78) 90.2 (1.74) 29.9 (3.20) 32.4 (3.91) 27.7 (3.73)
                                     
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX CBSA 4,482 (185.3) 2,201 (97.9) 2,281 (99.7) 84.0 (1.32) 84.6 (1.49) 83.4 (1.51) 32.4 (1.77) 34.0 (2.16) 30.8 (1.84)
Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO CSA 1,888 (36.1) 931 (25.4) 957 (22.4) 91.7 (1.00) 92.2 (1.14) 91.3 (1.12) 44.9 (1.90) 46.2 (2.38) 43.7 (2.10)
Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 3,545 (171.3) 1,646 (84.8) 1,899 (93.4) 92.2 (0.92) 92.5 (1.15) 91.8 (1.10) 35.1 (1.72) 35.9 (2.17) 34.5 (1.99)
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 724 (186.9) 347 (86.9) 377 (101.8) 74.9 (4.09) 70.9 (5.50) 78.5 (3.64) 22.2 (3.72) 20.9 (3.62) 23.4 (5.20)
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 924 (192.5) 437 (94.1) 487 (100.2) 93.0 (1.26) 93.6 (1.95) 92.5 (1.26) 26.6 (3.00) 29.5 (3.68) 23.9 (3.10)
                                     
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC CSA 950 (68.4) 433 (34.8) 517 (40.9) 89.3 (1.73) 89.1 (2.33) 89.5 (2.16) 26.6 (2.44) 23.8 (3.05) 29.0 (3.12)
Hartford-West Hartford, CT CBSA 769 (40.7) 360 (20.9) 409 (23.1) 90.7 (1.33) 90.8 (1.53) 90.5 (1.60) 43.0 (2.80) 41.4 (3.30) 44.3 (3.22)
Houston-Baytown-Sugarland, TX CBSA 4,109 (172.3) 1,931 (91.4) 2,177 (93.4) 83.0 (1.29) 82.8 (1.59) 83.3 (1.39) 31.3 (1.89) 32.2 (2.33) 30.5 (1.93)
Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN CSA 1,223 (122.4) 597 (63.0) 626 (63.0) 91.8 (1.55) 91.1 (2.01) 92.4 (1.90) 33.6 (3.05) 34.5 (3.55) 32.8 (3.50)
Jacksonville, FL CBSA 945 (75.6) 429 (44.7) 516 (39.5) 92.7 (1.62) 90.1 (2.51) 94.8 (1.50) 31.7 (4.51) 32.7 (5.65) 30.9 (4.52)
                                     
Kansas City, MO-KS CSBA 1,314 (61.6) 662 (36.7) 652 (29.7) 93.9 (1.17) 94.2 (1.37) 93.5 (1.29) 36.4 (2.44) 36.3 (3.01) 36.6 (2.64)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV CBSA 1,282 (32.3) 640 (21.1) 642 (16.8) 87.6 (1.22) 88.2 (1.49) 87.1 (1.40) 28.2 (1.70) 28.6 (2.12) 27.9 (2.08)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA 11,571 (147.7) 5,662 (98.0) 5,909 (77.3) 79.5 (0.87) 79.1 (1.02) 79.8 (0.90) 29.4 (0.98) 30.3 (1.22) 28.4 (1.02)
Louisville, KY-IN CBSA 865 (71.1) 406 (36.7) 459 (38.7) 89.3 (1.64) 92.3 (1.91) 86.6 (2.29) 24.9 (3.56) 27.2 (4.65) 22.8 (3.85)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR CBSA1 886 (74.5) 427 (40.4) 459 (42.2) 85.7 (2.36) 79.5 (4.25) 91.5 (1.97) 30.3 (3.29) 28.0 (3.69) 32.5 (3.80)
                                     
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL CBSA 4,041 (132.6) 1,916 (76.1) 2,125 (70.3) 87.4 (1.29) 87.2 (1.48) 87.5 (1.48) 31.3 (1.71) 31.9 (2.17) 30.8 (1.90)
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,210 (136.2) 583 (69.5) 626 (68.9) 90.4 (1.64) 89.7 (2.03) 91.1 (1.64) 33.7 (2.74) 32.6 (3.04) 34.7 (3.42)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA1 2,348 (42.9) 1,135 (28.9) 1,213 (23.9) 93.8 (0.68) 94.9 (0.67) 92.9 (0.97) 38.0 (1.69) 39.2 (2.14) 36.8 (1.82)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN CBSA 1,121 (189.2) 549 (96.4) 571 (94.7) 89.3 (2.36) 92.3 (2.33) 86.3 (3.50) 38.1 (4.17) 41.8 (4.18) 34.5 (5.29)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA CBSA 769 (40.7) 377 (29.1) 392 (25.8) 88.5 (1.91) 86.5 (3.11) 90.5 (2.25) 31.8 (3.81) 33.5 (5.79) 30.1 (3.90)
                                     
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-PA CSA 14,608 (225.4) 6,888 (115.7) 7,719 (128.3) 87.5 (0.59) 87.4 (0.75) 87.6 (0.62) 38.1 (0.87) 39.3 (1.09) 37.0 (0.90)
Oklahoma City, OK CBSA 891 (59.3) 419 (33.4) 472 (29.4) 92.1 (1.47) 91.8 (1.84) 92.4 (1.66) 31.1 (2.35) 32.5 (3.77) 29.9 (2.52)
Orlando, FL CBSA 1,416 (99.8) 673 (52.1) 743 (57.3) 88.5 (1.83) 85.4 (2.40) 91.3 (1.85) 31.0 (3.04) 29.5 (3.54) 32.3 (3.26)
Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 4,236 (117.3) 1,960 (72.7) 2,277 (65.3) 89.8 (0.91) 89.8 (1.13) 89.8 (1.16) 34.9 (1.48) 35.7 (1.83) 34.3 (1.69)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ CBSA 2,806 (236.0) 1,390 (129.2) 1,416 (111.3) 86.4 (1.44) 84.9 (1.66) 87.8 (1.63) 34.2 (2.95) 35.8 (3.32) 32.6 (3.23)
                                     
Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA CBSA 1,583 (64.3) 768 (38.7) 815 (37.3) 91.0 (1.30) 92.9 (1.41) 89.3 (1.82) 33.1 (2.30) 36.7 (3.16) 29.6 (2.65)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA CBSA 1,499 (60.2) 712 (34.6) 787 (32.7) 93.1 (1.11) 92.5 (1.59) 93.6 (1.02) 38.7 (2.54) 39.9 (3.27) 37.6 (2.62)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA CBSA 883 (52.7) 416 (25.4) 467 (30.3) 84.5 (1.11) 82.5 (1.70) 86.2 (1.30) 31.7 (2.37) 32.9 (3.10) 30.5 (2.15)
Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC CSA 1,231 (72.0) 582 (45.2) 649 (35.1) 89.0 (1.64) 86.3 (2.80) 91.4 (1.27) 42.9 (3.38) 43.6 (3.97) 42.2 (3.83)
Richmond, VA CBSA 1,016 (70.0) 477 (36.2) 539 (39.0) 86.9 (2.79) 85.0 (3.01) 88.6 (2.96) 31.9 (3.29) 34.9 (4.01) 29.2 (3.58)
                                     
Rochester, NY CBSA 664 (43.8) 316 (23.2) 348 (30.0) 89.7 (2.96) 90.0 (3.17) 89.5 (4.26) 32.1 (3.56) 28.1 (5.02) 35.7 (3.75)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA CBSA 1,477 (74.4) 684 (41.9) 792 (43.7) 85.1 (2.73) 83.7 (4.03) 86.3 (2.10) 30.9 (3.09) 31.2 (3.70) 30.6 (3.44)
Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT CSA 999 (36.0) 489 (23.1) 510 (18.1) 90.8 (1.39) 90.9 (1.57) 90.7 (1.71) 31.1 (2.47) 32.6 (3.00) 29.7 (2.74)
San Antonio, TX CBSA 1,278 (79.9) 606 (37.8) 672 (47.1) 82.2 (2.22) 83.7 (2.66) 81.0 (2.64) 29.0 (3.06) 28.4 (3.76) 29.4 (3.27)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA CBSA 1,946 (91.2) 914 (52.5) 1,033 (48.7) 89.6 (1.76) 89.7 (2.13) 89.5 (1.77) 38.3 (2.35) 37.7 (2.90) 38.9 (2.79)
                                     
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 5,581 (205.1) 2,791 (117.2) 2,789 (101.5) 87.8 (1.13) 86.8 (1.45) 88.8 (1.13) 45.6 (1.77) 45.5 (2.10) 45.7 (1.89)
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA 2,726 (73.8) 1,368 (48.8) 1,358 (38.5) 92.0 (1.26) 91.2 (1.62) 92.8 (1.24) 40.2 (1.96) 38.5 (2.42) 41.9 (2.27)
St. Louis, MO-IL CBSA 1,968 (74.0) 901 (44.4) 1,068 (38.8) 91.9 (0.97) 90.8 (1.37) 92.8 (1.15) 32.4 (2.17) 35.5 (2.89) 29.8 (2.18)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL CBSA 2,154 (202.9) 1,033 (100.3) 1,121 (109.1) 92.2 (1.20) 89.7 (1.92) 94.5 (1.31) 29.8 (2.13) 29.5 (2.70) 30.0 (2.52)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC CBSA1 992 (59.2) 443 (30.2) 549 (34.7) 93.8 (1.23) 91.3 (2.03) 95.8 (1.17) 32.0 (3.08) 34.6 (3.95) 30.0 (3.29)
Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,
   DC-MD-VA-WV CSA1
5,717 (97.4) 2,723 (57.8) 2,994 (50.2) 91.8 (0.62) 91.3 (0.71) 92.3 (0.74) 46.9 (1.45) 47.7 (1.68) 46.1 (1.60)
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 were computed using replicate weights.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 2012. (This table was prepared November 2012.)

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